Founded in 1985 by Grandmaster Glenn C. Abrescy, Kemscrima-Doh is a hybrid art that features an eclectic blend of Chinese Kempo, Filipino Escrima, and Indonesian Kuntao.
In Kemscrima-Doh, “Kem” refers to Kempo, “Scrima” symbolizes Escrima, and “Doh” translates to “The Way.” Together, Kemscrima-Doh is “The Way of the Stick and Fist.” A training day can encompass anything from unarmed self-defense and the memorization of forms to the use of Okinawan weapons and the always popular and dynamic Filipino stick and knife fighting.
Kemscrima-Doh classes are taught by Jimmy McCullough. Jimmy has attained the rank of fifth-degree black belt and has been teaching Kemscrima-Doh since January 2000. He has taught a variety of students over the years, from senior citizens and toddlers (some as young as two), to developmentally disabled adults and average people off the street with no previous martial arts experience. He brought Kemscrima-doh to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006.