Combat-Ki – A Martial Arts Training Discipline


As president and founder of

 Juko-Kai International

Juko-Kai International

, Soke Rod Sacharnoski leads a Texas-headquartered martial arts organization with Asian sponsorship and recognition. Rod Sacharnoski created the pioneering Juko-ryu Combat-Ki, using combat internal energy, in the 1960s.

Practitioners who volunteer for Combat-Ki training gain skills in taking kicks, strikes, and punches to the human body without suffering from injuries. Combat-Ki techniques focus on controlled use of the mind, body, balance and internal energy breathing.

Becoming adept at Combat-Ki is a lengthy process that involves intensive training and represents one of the most dangerous demonstrations of the modern-day martial arts. Combat-Ki has been featured on a number of Japanese martial arts-focused TV shows in which championship K-1 fighters kicked, stuck and punched Combat-Ki masters in the vital areas of their bodies with no effect.

In an interview with the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Curtis Wong, Editor of Inside Kung-Fu magazine, stated that Soke Sacharnoski and his team gave one of the most impressive demonstrations of Ki (internal energy) that he had ever seen. He went on to elaborate that some of the most experienced and well known Masters, at a demo at Inside Kung-Fu Headquartes in Hollywood, repeatedly struck and kick Rod and his members to no avail. This included a full-power kick to the head.


Rod Sacharnoski, Founder of Juko-Kai International

An experienced law enforcement and military martial arts instructor, Rod Sacharnoski is also deeply involved in the martial arts community as the president and founder of Juko-Kai International. As an extension of his professional endeavors, Rod enjoys exploring martial arts and law enforcement history.

In 1960 while stationed at Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Rod Sacharnoski served as the Chief Instructor for the 3rd Marine Division Headquarters. He also taught judo and jujutsu at other military installations with his members competing in judo tournaments that were held throughout Okinawa.

As an update, Rod still teaches military personnel in the martial arts. He also continues to train Police agencies and currently is commissioned as the Senior Training Officer for a police department in the State of Illinois. Rod is certified as a Master Police Defensive Tactics Instructor. He teaches both defensive tactics and police impact weaponry.