Weekly self defense classes!

Classes are open to ages 6+ and focus on the Shaolin Kenpo Karate curriculum as taught to me by my instructor Bill Grossman. There is a heavy emphasis on practical application of all techniques learned and how they apply to the real world.

In addition to open hand techniques, as you get higher in rank you will also learn weapons such as the bo staff and the kamas. If you have an interest in sparring as well I also teach point sparring techniques and drills.

Typical belt requirements will have 1-2 katas per rank, 1-4 sets, blocks, kicks, with sparring and weapons required at intermediate and higher ranks. All katas are taught as both a standalone kata and as a kata done with an attacker for all the moves, something with differentiates Kenpo katas from most other systems.

Testing requirements:


Yellow Belt

  • Tie Belt
  • Bow, Position, Attention
  • Horse Stance
  • Kenpo Stance
  • 1-60 Count Punching
  • 1-10 Count Blocking
  • 1-10 Count Kicking
  • Set 1
  • Kata #1A - Lightning Ram

Orange Belt

  • 1-18 Count Blocking
  • 1-10 Count Side Kicking
  • 1-12 Count Kicking
  • Sets 2, 3, 4 & 5
  • Kata #1 - Mountain Meets River

Purple Belt

  • Sets A, B, C & D
  • Sets 6 & 7
  • Kata #2 - Iron Fan
  • Kata #3 - Eagle Flies Low

Blue Belt

  • 1-66 Count Punching
  • Sets 8, 9 & 10
  • Kata #4 - Ripping Tiger
  • Kata #5 - Swift Arrow

Green Belt

  • Set 15 Crossover Exercise
  • Kata #6 - Phoenix Moves Gently
  • Kata #7 - Thrust Spear
  • Intermediate Kata - Cross Swords

3rd Degree Brown Belt

  • Sets 11-14
  • Kata #8 - Panther Kneels to Tiger
  • Intermediate Kata - Running Tiger
  • Bo Staff - #1 Bo Kata

2nd Degree Brown Belt

  • Kata #9 - Twin Dragons
  • Kata #10 - Twin Swords

1st Degree Brown Belt

  • Kata #12 - Monkey Creeps
  • Kata #13 - Lion Stands Alone
  • Wing Chun Kata
  • Kamas Kata

Student Black Belt

  • Kata #14 - Fire Dragon
  • Kata - Advancing Tiger
  • Kata - High River One
  • Drill - Defense Offense

1st Degree Black Belt

  • Advancing Striking
  • Advanced Kata - Galloping Horse
  • Kata #15 - Cobra Strikes Back
  • Kata #16 - Black Dragon
  • Kata #17 - Immortal Tiger

2nd Degree Black Belt

  • Advanced Kata - Twisting Horse
  • Bo Staff - Sakugawa Bo
  • Kata - River Dam One
  • Kata - Swift Rapids One
  • Kata - High Mountain One

3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Tonfa Kata
  • Kata - High River Two
  • Kata - River Dam Two
  • Kata - Swift Rapids Two
  • Kata - High Mountain Two

4th Degree Black Belt

  • 1-64 Count Punching
  • Basic Punching Self Defense
  • Counter to Mountain Meets River
  • Advancing Tiger, Cross Swords (49er)
  • The Run, The Big Four
  • Gun and Knife Techniques