Keysi History


Why is it called Keysi?


The birth of the word "Keysi" is dated from Justo Diéguez childhood. As a little boy who was learning to speak, he associated involuntarily pronunciation of the Spanish word “Que Si” meaning “Yes I'll do it!" [Ke si]. Thus, pronouncing it himself appeared the syllogism "Keysi" which it has come down to us with the name of its self-defence method.

At the time of giving a name that summarize many years of working in various martial arts, analysis and research, hundreds and thousands of sequences of trial and error, how to express the view and understand the reality of the street, and so much passion,could only be called KEYSI, because KEYSI comes from the heart.


What was before KFM Keysi?


The Academy of Self Defence "Keysi" dates back to 1975, and it is during this period in which Justo Diéguez taught self-defence in different styles; among them we can highlight Filipino Kali, Jet Kune Do and boxing.

During the period of 1975-1980in which Justo Diéguez, through his knowledge, he began to develop a self-defence program with a need for real life. With the knowledge of all the self-defence skills which Justo aquired, he observed huge gaps when talking about real life self-defence, away from rules without tatami or a ring.


When was KFM founded?


KFM (Keysi Fighting Method) was created in 1980, a period in which Justo Diéguez began teaching self-defence seminars around the world.

This period consists of 32 years (1980-2012), when the company KFM was dissolved until today, now known as "Keysi by Justo Diéguez".


Keysi and cinema


Throughout his professional career, Justo Diéguez worked as a stuntman. But it was not until the arrival of "Batman Begins" when its method of self-defence proved to the whole world.

Years later it was used with increasing frequency giving its visually and dynamism in other Hollywood films such as:

  • Mission Impossible III
  • Batman Begins
  • Munich
  • The Dark Knight
  • Quantum of Solace (007)
  • Clash of the Titans
  • First season of Game of Thrones
  • Jack Reacher

What is the influence of KFM?


KFM despite its unexpected ending and separation, influenced very positively the development and presentation of Keysi worldwide. During these 32 years, Keysi programs have evolved through experience and continuous learning both manual and the method of teaching, changing to be presented in the current way.