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Grand Master Jimmy Willis

Jimmy Willis

Jimmy Willis established Willis Kempo Kung-Fu more than two decades ago. He has a passion for self-defense and teaching children and adults the skills needed to defend themselves. He teaches the martial arts techniques of Kung-Fu and Kajukenbo, which he’s been training in since 1976.


Mr. Willis has been rated in the top 10 within the tournament circuit since the 1980s. He was also rated number one in Weapons, number two in Fighting, and number eight in Kata, in Texas and Louisiana by the Karate Illustrated magazine in 1982-1988.


A few years later in 1994-2013, he was rated number one in weapons, number one in Traditional Forms and number one in Open Kata. He has the experience and commitment to martial arts that you can feel confident in.


Mr. Willis has been featured in Who’s Who in American Martial Arts and currently holds a 9th degree black belt & title of Grand Master in Kajukenbo and a 6th degree belt in Tae Kwon Do.


  • World Martial Arts Hall of Fame

  • Filipino Martial Arts Hall of Fame

  • Masters Martial Arts Hall of Fame

  • North American Martial Arts Hall of Fame

  • Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame

  • March Madness Hall of Fame

  • United States Council of Martial Arts Hall of Fame

  • USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

  • USA Black Belt Hall of Fame

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