Double Action Training Academy (D.A.T.A.) was founded by Professor Bob Anderson in Princeton, New Jersey in 1985 and became official in Bellingham, Washington in 1988, now in Ferndale. D.A.T.A. was developed for the purpose of creating a system of self-defense that has no boundaries. It is not restricted to any one style. D.A.T.A. is a hybrid system that uses the principles of its mother style, Kajukenbo.
Kajukenbo is a blend of five styles. The Ka in Kajukenbo stands for Karate, Ju stands for Judo and Jujitsu, Ken stands for Kenpo and Bo stands for Chinese boxing, better known as Gung Fu. The style of Kajukenbo was created by Adriano Emperado. D.A.T.A. is comprised of three major styles. Kajukenbo (from Grand Master Allen Rayes), Chinese Kenpo (from Professor Walter Godin), and Wing Chun (from Sijo James Demiles).
D.A.T.A. also includes Arnis (Datu Kelly S. Worden), Boxing (from James Ferguson), Hwarang Do (from Bob Dugan at Executive Security International), defense tactics (from police, military, and government agencies). In short, D.A.T.A. uses ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT WORKS.
D.A.T.A. is one of the most progressive, realistic self-defense systems in the world. D.A.T.A. is not commercial Karate and is not a sport. Its focus is practically and realism. In practice, principle and philosophy, D.A.T.A. develops you physically, mentally and spiritually.
We are dedicated to providing a safe and family-oriented martial arts experience for students of all ages. Our mission is to foster self-improvement and personal development through focused training. We promote physical fitness and positive social interaction in a courteous and fun atmosphere. Our greatest responsibility is to instill in our students a sense of discipline and a code of ethics to inspire them to lead exemplary lives as leaders in the community.
Our purpose is to empower all who desire to accomplish their goals by enabling each to achieve his or her potential. Our mission is to serve our members, their families, and our community by utilizing all of our skills and talents to help you or your child develop himself or herself in a healthy and progressive manor.