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Lysa Hart February 22, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Great site Art! Congrats!!

Sifu Dean "Kaju Dog" Webster March 9, 2011 at 7:16 pm

The few times I have had the privilage to observe Sifu Art “LEADING” his martial arts family at Missing Link MMA, I stand with my head held high and hold the highest respect for the blessings he has to share.

Much respect goes out to Sifu Art and all his students!

Keep up the great work my Kajukenbo Brother.


Rich March 14, 2011 at 10:21 am

So grateful to Sifu Hugues for his tutelage. I have enjoyed the many years that he has shown me the way. I will forever be his loyal student.

Kajukenbo forever.

Bruce Whitsitt March 14, 2011 at 11:37 am

Absolutely stunning website. The visual quality and design is amazing, and reflects very, very well on your school. You should have good luck getting new students through your outstanding website!

Chris Bright March 14, 2011 at 11:57 am


Cool looking Website. You’ve come a long way.
Keep it going my friend.

– Chris B.
Old School Garage Training Student

Gilburto Wright March 14, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Excellent article and web page.It’s great to see how far you’ve come along.Your hard work is paying off.I remember when you were promoted to”PURPLE” belt.That was so many years ago.I’m proud of you.Keep up thr GOOD work.


Will Howard November 26, 2011 at 1:57 pm


I would like to add that the site/artwork is amazing! Good luck with your school and hope more and more people train in the martial arts.

Kai Ling Do (Blackshear, GA) Student

Aaron Anderson December 12, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Greetings, Sifu. My name is Aaron Anderson and I am a pupil of Professor Jimmy Willis of Willis Kempo Kung-Fu in Fresno. I happened upon your web page and must say that I appreciate how informative and user friendly it is. Although I also study kajukenbo, and am a dedicated disciple of Professor Willis, it would be an honor if you would permit me to sit in on one of your classes in order that I might develop an even fuller appreciation of what is indisputably the greatest martial arts system ever devised.

Respectfully and humbly,

Aaron Anderson

Simon January 2, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Love the artwork

Warren April 18, 2012 at 2:27 am

Great site. I am new to Martial Arts. At 30 i know i am starting late. I want to learn Kajukenbo as a foundation to MMA. Can you assist with any training material – vids, books, etc as i cant seem to find anyone training Kajukenbo in South Africa. Please assist.

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Juan S. July 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm

My frist time there was today, and believe me its worth a vist.. I will be joining very soon….

cindyhugues September 20, 2012 at 8:42 pm

art how have u been its me your cuz cindy shadie had a lil girl and she weigh 150pounds now she needs 2 lose it and theres been problems here at my moms house i need 2 talk 2 you soon

Ana C March 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm

I started training with Sifu a year ago because I kept hearing about Missing Link and Sifu Art. I tried one of his women’s cardio class expecting just another workout and I haven’t missed a day since. I’m totally hooked on the cardio and the training. It’s not your usual 30 min cardio session he works you for 2 hours so when he says bring and extra shirt he MEANS it! I love Missing Link MMA!

shawn Ross September 8, 2014 at 11:25 am

Sifu Art great guy in and out the dojo I can not wait to get back in there. This style is definately not for the weak absolute must to bring your A game and keep your B game on stand by. See you soon Art.

Sanna February 10, 2016 at 8:57 am

A few years ago, at about age 38 or so, I began telling myself I’m gonna start doing all the things I’ve always wanted to do but never could. One of the things I started was dance classes which I couldn’t get enough of! One late night after class a fellow student offered to walk me to my car which I didn’t think much of until I found myself pinned up against the door and no matter how much I tried to loose myself from his grip, his strength completely overpowered mine. Thank God nothing happened and the student finally let go then laughed and said that he was only playing around, I didn’t find it funny and that’s all that needed to happen for me to get angry enough to tell myself that this will not happen to me again! Ironically enough another fellow student was only taking dance to learn more balance and timing for his training that he was doing with Sifu Art at Missing Link. This other student encouraged me to go check out Art’s classes so I visited Missing Link and kid you not, the first day I literally had to walk out of the building during cardio or I was gonna hack all over my partner! The Cardio is intense and it’s what got me hooked! I absolutely love it and all the techniques I’ve learned since then are just an added bonus! Fast forward now at age 42 I am more confident that if I ever have to defend myself I would be better able too, or even helping someone else who may be in trouble. I love Missing Link because there is no discrimination whatsoever, doesn’t matter your age, your background your color…if you have heart and a willingness to train and train hard then this is the place for you! Thanks Art, for your heart to train and for believing in your students who may just need that little bit of encouragement to get up and keep fighting!

Samuel Tejeda June 17, 2016 at 3:35 pm

I’ve been training with Sifu Hughes for 6 months, started Jan 2016. Being looking for a gym to train at for a long time. I wanted to learn Mix martial arts but didn’t want to be a professional fighter. I can’t lie I was hesitant to join missing link but very glad I did. Sifu Hughes and the other students welcomed me with open arms.
The classes offer everything I was looking for, cardio and self defense techniques that can be applied to the real world.
I’m glad I join the Missing Link group, I get a great work out and it prepares me physical and mentally if a situation should arise. I’m getting in shape and feel a lot better now then I did 6 months ago. The training makes me feel prepared, ready, confident that I can with stand any situation that comes my way.

CONQUER OR DIE. July 27, 2016 at 5:11 pm

I regard something truly interesting about your site so I saved to my bookmarks.

Marvin Ubanos January 24, 2017 at 6:40 pm

Nice looking website Sifu!

Blake Cutting October 22, 2018 at 9:16 pm

I have never done MMA fighting but willing to learn so can I learn here or should I start somewhere else

Leryle November 5, 2018 at 1:14 pm

I’ve been training with Sifu Art for the past few years one thing that I’ve been able to gain from his training is more self-confidence and the ability to appreciate and respect anyone who engages in any form of self defense. The students that train with Sifu come from different backgrounds and are different sizes and shapes but each of them that I’ve trained with reflect respect confidence and skill. Art often gives back to to community by offering free seminars and sponsoring food drives without needing to be praised to do so

Dominic Gonzalez November 5, 2018 at 1:36 pm

My son Dominic has been going to Art’s class for a year now. He has learned so much and values his training and ethics. He really enjoys the cardio aspect of the class, as well. The various MMA training to help with self defense is helpful. He dedicates his time and efforts to making sure his students have a good grasp of the different mma moves. Art is a great trainer and mentor. Thank you!

Aprile November 5, 2018 at 5:08 pm

I started training with Sifu Art in January after I received a threatening phone call and hate mail against my child and myself. I realized that a home security system wasn’t going to help me if I was going to be attacked. So I started training with Sifu Art, with my child.
It has been a great experience for us both. I feel more confident and I have found the training to be interesting and varied each class. The conditioning is really great…tough but also fun. The techniques taught seem applicable to real world situations, and when practicing with others, you’re encouraged to hit and kick with force. But everyone there is really supportive, respectful and encouraging of everyone’s efforts, regardless of how long you’ve been a student.

My child seems more confident too, and his strength has increased. With bullying so prevalent in schools today, I’m glad that this training is available. It’s a different focus than the typical martial arts which is solely focused on learning a kata or step sequence, which might not be as applicable for a novice in a real world situation. I’m pretty sure now if anyone messes with my kid, he’ll have a pretty strong punch, push or kick to defend himself.

I really recommend this place.

Kyla Lennex November 6, 2018 at 1:18 pm

I started doing training with Art about 3 months ago. I noticed I deel more confident in myself. I feel like I am safer on the streets & I know how to defend myself. Taking these classes taught me to be humble & taught me to not take shit from anyone. I feel more confident in my skin. Art is an amazing teacher & friend. Always have our backs & he has killer workouts. He teaches so many different styles & educates us on traditional techniques. Art is so nice & so educated in this style of MMA. I love learning new things & Art always spices the class up. I am excited to grow more with this amazing community & I look forward to more sessions with Missing Link MMA.

Joseph Baymiller November 6, 2018 at 5:26 pm

Sifu Hugues trained me for 5+ years and has been like a mentor. His instruction is invaluable. He is proficient in his knowledge and his teaching style is very direct and user friendly. He shows a lot of individual attention and genuinely cares. He wants to see you push yourself to be better. I have benefited much in self defense as well as positivity from his training. It would be to anyones benefit to have Sifu Hugues as an instructor and friend. I am a better person for having studied under him.

Damien November 7, 2018 at 11:39 am

CQC training has allowed me to be more aware of my surroundings and anticipate how to handle potential hostile situations. Being aware of your environment and trained on how to engage others who might harm you is important. Art, recognizes and trains his students on the skills needed to deal with hostile situations.

Valerie Cano November 8, 2018 at 11:51 am

I have been a friend and student of Sifu Art for many years. Art has the ability to change people’s perspective in life. He installs confidence, pride and self worth in each and every person he trains. From the smallest to the biggest, he WILL make you work. His classes are designed to help every individual challenge themselves. Make them go above and beyond. I have learned self defense techniques that are invaluable in the civilian world. It’s great for woman and children. Always better to be prepared then caught off guard. I love his classes and what he values.
Family, fitness and fighting! WHO’S NEXT!!!!

Ben Usher November 8, 2018 at 1:48 pm

If I may, Sifu Art Hugues and Missing Link MMA Hand To Hand Combat has changed my life by allowing me the opportunity to fulfill a dream in the martial way. To grow and become a better person body, mind, and spirit. It helps me stay focused, be disciplined and be accountable to myself and others. I cannot over emphasize how much Sifu Art and the school as a whole have personally changed my life in a positive way. For its not all about fighting. It’s living to fight another day. And if it was easy everyone would be doing it. Training takes me out of my comfort zone and forces me to adapt to life’s obstacles. Sifu Art has very extensive knowledge that is exemplified on a regular basis. For a big man… This guy is well equipped to get it done. Trust me. Moving forward, Missing Link is an intense mixture of hardcore physical exercise to the type of training that enables you defend yourself in almost any facet or situation period regarding conflict. My favorite part of Missing Link is the opportunity to rediscover one’s self over and over again constantly growing as a martial artist. We train together. People of all ages and stages continuously learning from one another. Understanding that the martial way is to be taken seriously, we do not practice watered down techniques. Everything we do is with detail. From footwork to head movement to breathing to keeping your hands up. To fighting like small men or thinking like old men. We train to be effective. If you want to call it being dangerously effective go ahead. And dont forget being able to take a punch. In closing Sifu Art Hugues gets all credit possible for balancing work, the school, family, and everday life where it seems there’s not enough time in the day. He is an outstanding instructor but an even better person. I look forward to the challenge of maintaining my opportunity to train under Sifu Art for years to come. For I want what he has… Knowledge and applied experience. Only God knows how much he means to my life. And I thank him immensely for having me.

De Lana Prechtl November 18, 2018 at 8:03 pm

I was receiving what I thought were serious threats. I felt it necessary to find someone who could teach me self defense. After a google search I found Sifu Art Hugues. When I contacted him he listened to my story and invited me to check out his style of self defense and see if it was a good fit. After attending just one class, I knew the style, environment and the people were just what I needed. It’s only been three months since I started and I already feel more confident, stronger and more capable of defending myself if required. Thanks to Sifu Art Hugues and his teachings I no longer fear the persons I have been recieving threats from.
If you doubt you can handle what Sifu Hugues teaches doubt no more for I am a 51 year old lady with six kids and expecting my fourteenth grandbaby. If I can do it you can too!

Roman November 19, 2018 at 12:02 am

The few times I attended Sifu’s classes, while I lived in Fresno, pushed me mentally and physically. I appreciated his understanding that not everyone starts off at the same level and he actually took the time to intervene and correct whatever bad form I had. He was definitely patient and I would recommend this class to anyone and everyone, whether it’s for conditioning, self defense, discipline or even community! Missing Link MMA is the place to be!

Yasmina Johnson November 19, 2018 at 6:09 pm

My life has truly been blessed by Art and Missing Link. Art is very passionate about what he does and about the well being of his students. He has volunteered his time to assist me with my women’s events and has never accepted any money. He simply enjoys sharing self defense tips with women in order that we can protect ourselves. In the world we live in today I feel confident knowing that I have the skills and training taught to me by Art. I am forever grateful for Missing Link.

Maria Adame November 21, 2018 at 9:55 pm

I’ve known Art for about 7 to 8 years. Started with him back when he was located in the Tower District and offered free self defense classes once a month to women and children. He’s definitely an amazing instructor and a great friend. He’s very passionate about what he does and makes sure his students are prepared to be able to defend themselves if ever in danger. He teaches CQC and has also thought some escrima. I truly enjoy being one of his students & look forward to learning more and advancing in my skills and techniques to better myself. I’m truly blessed to have an amazing instructor and friend who pushes his students to keep training and showing us his skills in CQC . Honestly think its something we should all learn because the times are getting worse with crime and violence! Plus its a great class to lose weight and gain strength.

Robert Harley November 28, 2018 at 6:29 pm

I have been a student of Sifu Art’s since 2009. Not only is he a fantastic instructor in Kajukenbo self defense CQC, he is a great person inside and out. He loves to train hard and teach his students how to defend themselves. I have assisted Sifu Art on many occasions where he puts on free self defense seminars for women and children, and anyone in the community who is willing to learn. He is the first in Fresno that I know of to hold these seminars and more recently other schools are following his example. This training is not easy, its very challenging, very physical, very tough. Sifu Art likes to push everybody to do their best in class and train hard. This training is geared for reality based street self defense. I am very proud to be a part of the Missing Link family and I am very proud to call Sifu Art my friend, brother and instructor.

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I want all my students to learn and become better than me!

I've always been the warrior type, I will train until I pass-out. I've always been that way!

I care about my students more than I do their money.

I expect all my students to be honest, helpful and respectful.

Who's Next?

I don't tap!

Conquer or die!

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward.

Sifu Art Hugues
Sifu Art Hugues