Our system was founded by Mr. Michael Franzen in 1983. Based in Cincinnat, Ohio. Mr. Franzen is a (7th Degree Blackbelt) as well as a national and international champion. Mr. Franzen (OUR FOUNDER) developed the Maududo System with practical self defense and dynamic fighting methods from years of training. Maududo (mau-du-do) meaning "the way of the inner-self" uses intense striking, grappling, and throwing techniques combined to either neutralize, or subdue your opponent. The Maududo system uses techniques with the street smart martial art in mind as well as traditional fighting methods. The 4 secrets to karate we teach is respect, concentration, self-discipline, and perseverance.