randmaster Philip Chenique first came to the world of Martial Arts at the age of seven, beginning with the study of Karate and Ken-Jitsu. By age thirteen, Grandmaster Chenique was studying Take-No-Uchi Kogen-Ryu Atemi Ju-Jitsu with Sensei Richard Adam. Later, at age twenty, he studied Shotokan Karate under the guidance of Shihan Barry Deutsch.Grandmaster Chenique traveled with his father, a Green Beret in the military, and was given the opportunity to gain exposure to various types of Martial Arts around the United States and in Europe. It was the exposure to different forms of fighting which gave Grandmaster Chenique an insight to the principles of combat on both an offensive and defensive level.
Grandmaster Chenique soon became a student of Dr. Moses Powell, the founder of the Sanuces Ryu-Jujitsu system, and Dr. Powell’s teacher, Master Florendo Vistacion, as well as many other Grandmasters. In 1975, after attaining the rank of Shihan, Grandmaster Chenique established his form of Jujitsu and christened it “Atemi-Ryu Jujitsu.”
Grandmaster Chenique has been named in the “Who’s Who in Karate,” and in 1994, he was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He has taught various seminars at various universities, hospitals, governmental agencies and also private and public corporations.
Grandmaster Chenique is licensed in rape prevention, International Police Tactics and is a member of numerous community and Martial Arts Associations, and has appeared on various local television channels, HBO and Telemundo. Having dedicated over thirty years of his life to the Martial Arts, his Accomplishments include: