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Authentic, realistic, traditional and non-traditional martial arts.  Ninjutsu is not karate.  Ninjutsu is a specialized, unique martial art which emphasizes the realistic aspects of self-defense as well as physical and mental conditioning for men, women, and children. At Senshi Martial Arts Academy, we strive to empower students to tackle challenges and take on new experiences.
What makes us THE Finest training academy in CNY?  Our Master Instructor, Sensei Kenneth Tyminski brings a long career of training and multiple black belts in different arts to our curriculum.  We are a unique, integrated and well-rounded academy where our students learn Ninjutsu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and boxing. 

Chief Instructor (Master)

Kenneth J. Tyminski

Founder of the Senshi Martial Arts Combative Systems

Our Chief Instructor, and Sensei, has taken all of his skills and 40+ years of experience and founded the Senshi Martial Arts Combative Systems.  A truly unique training experience that makes realistic self defense training attainable for all shapes and sizes.  Kenneth J. Tyminski, who is a Martial Arts Master, has dedicated his life to the perfection of the martial arts and to the proper teaching of his students and disciples of the martial arts.  

Sensei Ken makes it a point to know each and every one of his students.  They are treated as family.  His passion and perseverance lets each student know that they are getting his best.  He gives everything to his students because he wants them to be successful. 

  • 5th degree black belt Ninjutsu – the mother Art of all self-defense origins and authentic art of the actual ninja. Great weapons art as well. 

  • Shodan black belt Judo (throwing and grappling art) and is also an Olympic sport.

  • Shodan black belt Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu – an all-encompassing combat art of the Japanese Samurai which includes weapons as well.

  • 2nd degree black belt Kung Fu – Chinese system of the Shaolin Monks. 5 animal system.

  • World Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee 1992

  • Instructor level Muay Thai Kickboxing – Trained personally by the all-Japanese 1986 Light Heavyweight Muay Thai Champion. 

  • Pioneer of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu system to Upstate NY. This is an advanced ground fighting system.

  • Nidon 2nd degree black belt in authentic Shaolin Kempo.

  • Has trained and taken instruction from several professional boxers.


Assistant Instructor, NASM CPT & CES, Lisa Bardou

Lisa has trained in the Senshi Combative Systems for 8 years and has gone through the intensive Senshi Martial Arts Instructor program. Lisa recently achieved her first degree black belt.  The test was more then 5 hours and was no joke.  Check out the video on Facebook!   Lisa is a master motivator and an excellent leader. In addition to continuing to train in the martial arts,  Lisa has achieved certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Group Fitness Specialist and Integrated Flexibility Trainer.  For those of you who don’t know, NASM is the highest regarded, most prestigious and respected organization of its kind in this country.  ACE (American College on Exercise), also being the other highly respected organization in the country, Lisa attained Certified Health Coach status.


Lisa also teaches the locally renowned Senshi Short Circuit, and Lisa's Army (an all women's class) classes which combines NASM physical fitness standards with basic levels of Senshi Martial Arts self-defense. It is fitness with a twist. 


Assistant Instructor, Doug Miller

Doug has years of experience teaching martial arts in another system. Doug’s old school approach makes all the classes he teaches fun and challenging. Although Doug has earned, received and has been awarded a black belt in another system he continues his growth and training in all the Senshi Martial Arts systems and methods. 

Sadly, Doug Miller unexpectedly passed a few years back.  He will always be a part of this dojo and will never be removed from this page. Doug is greatly missed.  Love you Doug.  Rest in peace.

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