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History

Founder:
Shidoshi John F. Manniel III

Shidoshi John F. Manniel III (2009)



    Three Major movie studios option the rights for a movie about his life story, all screenplays were not approved by John Manniel due to them not being true to his story. Director Amos Poe has 85 hrs of film over a period of years to be edited as a documentary about the life story of John Manniel. As of now there are talks with a film company for a TV Series about his life.


Dolph Lundgren and Shidoshi Manniel (1990)


Three members of La Familia, a newspaper reporter and John


John with three of his black belts (1982)

 American Judo and Karate
  In 1970 a satellite program was developed at the Methodist Hospital in Park Slope Brooklyn. The program was a free Martial Arts program for the youth in the community. The program was a great success. In 1973 the hospital had cleared the program from its plate due to budget cuts. The free students had nowhere to train at this time and John wanted to keep this program on track, it kept youth off the street and out of harms way.
Later that year John opened up a school of his own so the  students would have place to go and new students could join. It was called American Judo and Karate and was located in Sunset Park Brooklyn, on 46th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. From 1973 to 1977 Kar-Do-Jitsu-Ryu was molded and perfected, in 1977 the system was established and recognized in Japan.
Kar-Do-Jitsu-Ryu
Was one of the first 
mixed martial arts created,
this is an American System.
Kar is for Karate
Do is for Judo
Jitsu is for Jiu-Jitsu
Ryu is the first of it's Style.













At the precinct for commendation award ceremony Cop of the Year Award (1981)


With his Captain at the precinct


Receiving a Commendation Award (1982)


John displaying his medal (1982)


Working