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, Shaolin Kempo, and boxing. 

Chief Instructor (Master)

Kenneth J. Tyminski


  • 4th 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 System for 4 years and has gone through the intensive Senshi Martial Arts Instructor program. She has proven herself to be a master motivator and an excellent leader. Lisa, herself continues to train in the Senshi Martial Arts system with perfect attendance and has achieved certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise 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.


Lisa also teaches the locally renowned Senshi Short Circuit class 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.