The term Aiki-Jiujitsu originated with the Takeda clan, an ancient Japanese samurai family that traces itself back to the imperial family. Aiki-jiujitsu was an advanced level of martial arts taught only to high-ranking members of the Takeda family. In this century, the art was taught to Morihei Uyeshiba, who adapted it to create modern Aikido, a system that has found wide acceptance around the world. While aikido and aiki-jiujitsu deal extensively with weapon training, it's the empty hand aspects that are best known in the west.
Professor Ronald Duncan has a long and involved career in many areas of the martial arts that few dare explore. He is trained in several traditional and modern styles of Jujitsu and Aiki-jiujitsu, as well as karate, kempo, kendo, judo, aikido, ninjitsu and knife throwing. Professor Duncan has not neglected modern weaponry. A certified firearms instructor with over 200 competition shooting awards to his credit, Prof. Duncan has taught elite military troops and law-enforcement officers.
Prof. Duncan also operates a dojo in New York. Since establishing the "Way of the Winds" system, his school has opened branches around the world. Professor Duncan is one of the main subjects in the book, "Black Martial Art Pioneers in America".