Noble System History
Noble - having or revealing a fine character.
The Noble System is not a replacement for Kajukembo, nor a complete style within itself, but merely an addition to the very comprehensive and strong Kajukembo style. Kajukembo is and always will be the heart style for Sifu Patrick McDaniel. Sifu McDaniel has studied various martial arts ranging from Tae Kwon Do to Kempo. He started studying Kajukembo in 1974 and received his Black belt in 1977. He found himself with no instructor, no known contacts with any kajukenbo instuctors and no other way to grow; in 1990 he developed the Noble System. The Noble System does not change the original Kajukembo but is a variation of techniques to help him and his instructors elevate the teaching skills needed for the mother art of Kajukembo. Working with his students he was able to develop an instructing system. Sifu James Cox was the first black belt promoted by Sifu McDaniel. The two instructors worked on the Noble System for a number of years before being satisfied with the system. There studies and experiences were evident well before the name was employed.
The Noble System concentrates on the basic elements in a more advanced way. Kajukembo has a strong emphasis on self-defense and the Noble System provides extensive training on focusing your strikes to vital points of the body. In addition, they focus on the proper attitude, because self-defense relies not only on striking and moving, but the attitude of the person defending themselves. Practitioners in the Kajukembo Noble System are taught to believe in themselves, their instructors, and the system.
Sifu McDaniel says that after looking at the system, the instructors, and the students that were following the teachings, he decided to call his system "The Noble System."
Sifu McDaniel has promoted Five (5) black belts under the Noble System and Sifu Cox has promoted thirty two (37) black belts.
Realizing that people make mistakes, and we are all people, we must learn from our mistakes, build positives from negatives, and be the best we can. Success in martial arts is not always measured by external accomplishments, but by internal accomplishments. There may not be any new techniques in the martial arts, but there are new ways of developing these techniques