What is the Alkebu-Do System?

Alkebu -Do which means African Centered Way of teaching the martial arts. The mental, moral and martial.

  • The Mental/Education
  • The Moral/Behavioral
  • The Martial/Physical

One of the key elements of the system, is exposing our children to their culture, by teaching Kiswahili, which is one of the many languages taught on the continent of Africa.

This new 20th century African American Martial Art, developed by grandmaster, Marvis Cofield, is a new systematic and natural approach to defending one’s self.

One of the most important lessons you’ll learn from the Alkebu-Do system is courage. Knowing that you can defend yourself in a compromising situation, will enable you to walk through life with confidence. This is particularly important for children, who are often vulnerable to bullying.

What is the Alkebu-lan philosophy?

To live in Harmony with self and others by learning and teaching, self-respect, self-discipline, self-control, and self-defense.

Is Alkebu-Do Martial Arts used in competitions?

On the sports karate side of the Alkebu-Do System, it’s Blackbelts, and students has competed in thousands of tournaments worldwide, and always winning thousands of trophies and awards, and over 100 grand champion trophies, and awards in every event they competed in. Many of its Blackbelts are international and national champions, in fact their Alkebulan Warriors competition team, made up of mostly children are local, state and national champions.

Where is the Alkebu-Do taught?

Alkebu-Do Martial Arts system is taught at the headquarters in Detroit, Michigan and its affiliated schools throughout the United States.
From grass roots to global, the Alkebu-Do martial artist has traveled to Senegal West Africa and Jamaica and trained and exchanged martial art skills and knowledge with other martial artists there.

The Alkebu-Do Martial Arts Curriculum

Our curriculum has been very effective in teaching and working with physical, behavioral and emotional students. Another aspect of the curriculum is teaching the IAI, Anti Bullying Techniques. I-Ignor the bully. A-Avoid the bully. I-Inform someone you’re being bullied. Last aspect of the curriculum is Self Defense.

Schedule and Address

Tuesday and Thursday

6:00 – 6:45 pm Beginners
6:45 – 7:30 pm Intermediate & Advance

9:00 – 9:45 am Beginners
10:00 -10:45 am Intermediate
11:00 – 11:45 am Advance


Alkebu-lan Village 7701 Harper Ave. Detroit, Michigan 48213

For more information and enrollment applications call:
(313) 921-1616