The Self Defense School Of Kenpo

Self Defense in empty hand, stick and edged weapons - Private Instruction - No Belt Testing Fee's - No Contracts

The United Kenpo - Arnis Ass.

"Where Traditional   Chinese Kenpo (30 techniques per belt  and all the Forms)

is still very much alive and well"

Pine Grove, Colorado

  In the mid  80s I formed the United Kenpo - Arnis Assnso I could   maintain  The Tracy Kenpo System Belt Requirements and quality  of movement that I personally felt  should be there in the Tracy Kenpo System.    The United Kenpo ~ Arnis Assn.  is headquartered in Pine Grove, Colorado.   

I teach the complete Tracy System Of Chinese Kenpo and have not watered it down, there are 30 self defense techniques per belt.My style of training is based on Southern Chinese methods where a strong Low Horse stance is foundational.   However, my curriculum  incorporates additional information.  Six of the Chinese based forms  from the TRACO  International Kenpo system that  the late Master Tomas  Connor  created are taught to my students  as well.   These Chinese based  Forms are truly  jewels  consisting  of unique and valuable knowledge.   I teach these forms  the way my instructor John Cochran taught me in the early-mid 70s.  These Forms are low horse stance based coupled with strong center line punching  along with fluid hand movements. 

I also teach the philosophical tenets  and the peace time methods of  self defense  that are found in the Old Pine Tree System Of Kenpo , Kosho Shorei  ryu Kenpo that I studied in the early  80s.

The Arnis, Escrima and Kali methods  that I have studied going back into the late 70s extending into the late 80s that I teach at this time in my life are eclectic in nature, meaning  in a lesson I may draw from or all three methods.   I  teach the stick , knife fighting drills and The Classical  Stick Fightning Forms to my students in order to enhance  their movement ability and add concepts to their understanding of weapon defense.

Philosophically speaking the United Kenpo - Arnis Assn.  respects all systems of Kenpo and their instructors.  It is important that one  demonstrates respect at all times to the Masters that developed those systems.  My initial  foundation in Chinese Kenpo started in the early 70s  in the Tracy - Connor lines of Self Defense.   

At this point in time in my life my goal is to pass on all my knowledge.    

      I am available to teach privately at my Kenpo studio  here in Pine Grove, Colorado located in the foothills some 40 miles South West of Denver.  There are two air bed and breakfast cabins within a stones throw from my front door for students who travel to Pine Grove from out of state.