Soke William Durbin

William Durbin is the Shodai Soke (founding headmaster) of Kiyojute Ryu Kempo Bugei. With over thirty years experience in the martial arts and grading in most major Japanese and Okinawan martial arts, he is a consummate martial arts instructor and spiritual mentor for members of the Ryu.

Soke Durbin has written scores of informative articles on various aspects of Kempo and the martial arts over the course of his thirty-plus years of study. Covering subjects from history of the martial arts to practical applications of combat choking techniques, these articles provide a wealth of information, and many are available on the Research Page of this site.

Soke Durbin has also written and published several books. You can find links to some of his most popular titles below.

Mastering Kempo

Renzoku Ken: Combat Combinations
of Kempo

Koga Ryu Ninjutsu

A Stone’s Throw

Kiyojute Ryu Kempo Book of Shodan Waza

Kiyojute Ryu Handbook

The Mind of the Martial Artist

Tai Chi Chuan

Kiyojute Ryu Kempo Bugei Koen