About Virtual Nunchaku

Get “Tournament Ready” while Learning Nunchaku in your local dojo or at your own pace from home with video instruction and in-person “Black Belt” testing for “Certified Rank.”

American Style Nunchaku

American Style Nunchaku was founded and recognized as a new martial arts style by Grandmaster Michael Burke in 1992 as a complete martial art with its own ranking system, making nunchaku training available to those people who were not interested in traditional karate or kobudo. In the VirtualNunchaku.com training program students start off training for Yellow Belt and then Orange, Purple, Blue, Green, Brown and finally Black Belt.  Higher dan ranks are available for those exceptional students who are willing to put in the necessary, in person, specialized training and test at one of our physical training centers.

This martial arts system has spread and is now available to all people worldwide!


Meet Our Head Instructor

Shihan Eldridge Hawkins, Jr. is presently Grandmaster Michael Burke’s most senior Black Belt in the United States and a certified rank instructor for the “American Style Nunchaku Federation” (ASNF).  After receiving direction from Grand Master Burke to grow the Nunchaku system, Shihan Hawkins successfully obtained additional recognition for this martial arts style of Nunchaku from the “United States Martial Arts Federation” (USMAF) which also lists Shihan Hawkins as a certified Black Belt in American Style Nunchaku, Chinese Kenpo Kung-Fu, United States Ju-Jitsu & Kenpo Ju-Jitsu.

With the input of Hawkins’ first and life long instructor Professor Harry Baker and other technical committee members, Shihan Hawkins has developed the Ken-Fu Nunchaku Jutsu system for the traditional dojo setting with various learning components coming online soon. Ken-Fu fuses elements of Nunchaku as originally taught in Ed Parker’s Kenpo combined with Ju-Jitsu, American Style Nunchaku and Hawkins’ original techniques based in part on his training and experience in the street as a former law enforcement officer.

For over a decade Hawkins served in a variety of governmental public safety positions including time as Acting Police & Fire Director, Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator under Homeland Security and Police Officer for multiple jurisdictions. In addition to having been duly qualified by the New Jersey State Police as a Licensed Private Detective and authorized by multiple State authorities to conduct security business, Hawkins has been recognized as a security expert by a variety of media outlets.

Under Hawkins’ leadership, Ken-Fu Nunchaku Jutsu has been recognized as an official martial arts style by the ASNF, USMAF and “Independent Karate Schools of America” which is an association founded by Black Belt Magazine editor Grand Master Flyod Burk, 10th Dan.

Award Winning Instructor Leads Virtual Nunchaku’s Online Program
Shihan Eldridge Hawkins, Jr., 5th Dan

Shihan Eldridge Hawkins, Jr.

General Background
Life Long Karate-Ka – Over 30 Years In The Martial Arts
Senior Instructor – Baker’s Red Iron Dragon (BRID)
Associate/Visiting Instructor – AJW Martial Arts Academy
Senior Rank Examiner – American Style Nunchaku Federation
Technical Committee Member – United States Ju-Jitsu Federation
United States Representative/Advisor – Hong Kong Nunchaku Association
National/International Advisor – Institute of Traditional Martial Arts (ITMA)
Founder – Ken-Fu Nunchaku Jutsu
Retired Municipal Police Officer – NJ
CEO/Owner – Black Belt Security & Investigations, LLC

Special Awards & Recognitions
1st Place Champion – Adult Division, Black Belt Weapons; Upland Martial Arts (Open Tournament).
2nd Place Winner – Free Fighting Division, Black Belt Men Over 200 Lbs.; Challenge of Champions XII (Open Tournament).
2nd Place Winner – Adult Division, Black Belt Weapons; November Invitational, Upland Martial Arts (Open Tournament).
3rd Place Winner – Weapons Advanced, Global Martial Arts World Championships (Open Tournament).
NJ Senate & Assembly Resolution Recipient – New Jersey State Legislature Resolutions of Recognition.
Distinguished Service Award Recipient – Essex County Police Benevolent Association (PBA).
Youth Role Model Award– National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.

Association Memberships
Life Member – American Style Nunchaku Federation (ASNF)
Life Member – United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (USJJF)
Life Member – United States Martial Arts Federation (USMAF)
Life Member – Independent Karate Schools of America (IKSA)
Life Member – New Jersey Police Honor Legion
Member – World Nunchaku Association (WNA)

Black Belt Rank Attainment
5th Degree – American Style Nunchaku (ASNF, USMAF, IKSA)
5th Dan – Fusion Kenpo (BRID, IKSA)
5th Dan – Kenpo Ju-Jitsu (USJJF, USJJO)
5th Dan – United States Ju-Jitsu (USJJF)
5th Dan – Chito Ryu (BRID)
4th Dan – Chinese Kenpo Kung-Fu (BRID, USMAF)

Shihan Hawkins Has Earned Black Belt Rank From The Following Martial Arts Professionals:
Professor Harry Baker
Professor Ibrahim Sharif
Master Rodney Armstrong
Shihan Sabu Rashidi
Grand Master Michael Burke
Grand Master Earnest McPeek
Hanshi Bruce Bethers 

Shihan Eldridge Hawkins, Jr’s Martial Arts Lineage

Learn From An Experienced Professional With A Strong Foundation In Traditional Martial Arts Styles And A Specialization In Nunchaku!!!

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