The Founder

Kaicho A.J. Weimer

A.J. Weimer is the current Executive Director and Founder of

The Martial Arts Unlimited Association.

AJ with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu founder the late Helio Gracie and UFC founder Rorion Gracie

He began his martial arts career at the age of 6 and later on after graduating high school, entered the military where he was part of special ordinance, communications, and chemical warfare units.  His first assignment was to a military base located in Tokyo, Japan.  During his time there A.J. became highly involved with the martial arts community by training at various schools throughout the area.  Desiring a more fast paced life, A.J. left the military to enter full-time international security operations and martial arts instruction while living in Japan as a civilian.

Wanting to continue his personal studies in Asian culture and customs, A.J. resided in Japan for almost a decade studying the Japanese language, warrior culture, and history.  During this time he earned black belts in Aikido, Jiu-Jitsu Submission Fighting, Filipino Martial Arts, and Combative Weapons. He also trained extensively in over 10 different martial art disciplines at various martial art schools in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto including the Hombu Dojo, Kodokan Judo Institute, Bujinkan Hombu Dojo, and the IUMA Jeet Kun Do school in Shinjuku.  In 2003, in recognition of his accomplishments, A.J. was awarded with the school title of Yoshindojo, which means the Way of Truth and Honor, and given the title of Kaicho being the head of the Martial Arts Unlimited Association.

Kaicho AJ and Sifu Rick Neal with the Legend himself, Guro Dan Inosanto, 1998, Tokyo, Japan

A.J. has been featured in many news articles for his accomplishments with martial arts in the U.S. Armed Forces community.  In addition, he has also participated in demonstrations to various colleges, university departments, and R.O.T.C. detachments educating people on Asian warrior culture and traditions.

In addition to martial arts, A.J. also began training and working extensively in international security operations completing additional combat training in counter-surveillance tactics, I.E.D. search and recognition, communications & electronic counter-surveillance, protective and evasive driving, counter-terrorism tactics, and close-quarter combat training.  A.J. has been a part of several response teams for kidnap, ransom, and extortion operations in Asia, Europe, North and South America.  In addition, he has also conducted personal protection services to many celebrities and VVIPs around the world.

AJ and UFC Champion Royce Gracie doing an exhibition to the military troops on Yokota, AB, Japan 2001

Currently, A.J. holds rank as a 5th Degree in All-Japan Submission Fighting, formally known as Jiu-Jitsu Submission Fighting, Master Instructor Level in Filipino Martial Arts,  a 5th Degree Black Belt in Budokai Aikido and a 3rd Degree Black Belt in SIAF Aikido,  a 2nd Degree in Submission Arts Wrestling under Mike Martelle and founder Hidetaka Aso with the All Japan Joint Technique Federation, and a 1st Degree Black Belt in Pankration under the Hellenic Ministry of Sport in Athens, Greece.  In 2004, Kaicho AJ Weimer was recognized by the late O-Sensei Porter as founder of the self-defense system known as Total Fighting Concepts, also known as Zentaijujitsu or Zentaijitsu.

In order to help preserve the integrity of the many martial arts M.A.U.A. represents, A.J. also maintains current outside memberships with the following organizations:

  • Progressive Martial Arts Association
  • United States Martial Arts Association 
  • Shioda International Aikido Federation
  • World Modern Arnis Alliance 
  • Shudokan Martial Arts Association 
  • All-Japan Joint Technique Federation 
  • International Bodyguard Association 
  • International Federation of Pankration Athlima 

AJ with the boys on a security operation somewhere in South America.

A.J. has taught close-quarter combat tactics to U.S. Military Police and U.S. Military Special Operations members and with over 30 years of experience, A.J. is an expert in martial arts, close-quarter combat, and edge weaponry.  Currently, A.J. continues to provide security consulting, close-quarter combat training, and corporate executive self-defense training for businessmen and women traveling internationally in addition to overseeing operations for the Martial Arts Unlimited Association’s world-wide members.

AJ with Sensei Mike Martelle from the Grizzly Gym and MAUA Director JD Olsen Hidetaka Aso’s Submission Arts Wrestling Seminar

Please use the contact page to email A.J. for information on scheduling seminars, program training, or consulting.