Mr. Kelly S. Worden is a lifelong martial artist and began his professional defensive training western boxing at the tender age of eight years old. Since that time, he has trained in a multitude of systems: what arts he has not researched his students have. As a young man he grew up fast and he grew up hard; the reality of street violence was a way of life and as such Kelly always south to keep functional self-defense as the key component of his personal research. Incorporated into his diverse training regime, Mr. Worden instills the Warrior-Credo and ethical values of "Honor, Trust, and Respect." These highly refined characteristics were, and are time proven attributes of Traditional Warriors from all Cultural lineages. Within Natural Spirit Int'l this Warrior Credo for personal development still exists today, integrated into all aspects of the system and balanced to train the Mind, body, and Spirit as a way of life rather than just seeking physical fighting skills. Warrior Credo is the socially responsible and ethical path to conflict resolution. These values allow the practitioner to "Live with the results of their defensive actions." In an increasingly violent society, once we protect ourselves physically, we must also protect ourselves legally, criminally, ethically, and morally; knowing our defensive responses, being socially responsible and not malicious, allows us to stand tall in the eyes of society, in our conscious, as well as in our heart!




Mr. Kelly S. Worden




Known internationally for his cutting edge progressive opinions on personal martial skill development Mr. Kelly S. Worden broke from traditional arts and became the founder of Natural Spirit International, a system that embraces all styles; yet instead of glorifying the unique dissimilarities each art represents, he transcended political tension and unified worldwide acceptance of his art The natural Spirit Way by "Connecting the Systems." Natural Spirit International is a dynamic system of multi-functional offensive and defensive strategies. All elements of personal defense are researched including the historical significance of foundational forms passed from generation to generation from the original founders of all martial arts. This may indeed be one of the key components the sets Worden's teaching method apart from other progressive systems. Worden relates "movement simply as movement," with emphasis on strategic variables of intent cross referencing lethal weapon tactics into a devastating unarmed close quarter approach adapted to each individual practitioner. In Worden's own words "without form there is no symmetry to functional movement, a boxing jab, front kick, figure four choke, or a double leg take-down all contain applicable elements of form. In truth Bruce Lee's statement of "form has No Value," has been taken out of context and misinterpreted! Simple honesty and common sense clarifies this reality!"

Stepping outside of the box to acknowledge the universal connection of all arts as expressed by the Late Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune do approach, Worden formulated his no nonsense conceptual approach to street defense known as Renegade JKD. Controversial as it was, Worden has received high kudos from Bruce Lee's original students including Bruce's first students Jesse Glove and Ed hart. JKD enforcer Richared Bustillo certified Worden as a 2nd Generation Jeet Kune Do instructor and a Senior Instructor of the world renowned IMB Academy. The Patriarch of Jeet Kune Do and living legend Taky Kimura refers to Worden as an "American Icon of Progressive Martial Arts"; indeed high accolades for the Renegade! Mr. Worden's direct approach breaks down the natural Spirit martial art methodology into a curriculum that is quick, and easy to assimilate. Intelligence applied to self-defense has always been at the core of Mr. Worden's Instruction. In this regard, the practitioner's personalized curriculum is built upon natural attributes capability, common sense strategies and enhanced with technical superiority.