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  • Do I have to be in good shape before I start?
    No, you will get into shape as you train. We have a series of exercises that you will learn as you progress through the ranking system which will enable you to perform the self defense techniques.
  • I am 31 years old, am I too old to start martial arts?"
    No, you are not too old to begin martial arts training. BJJ and Kenpo regularly has students start from adolecense through their 50's and older. BJJ and Kenpo are practical and effective martial arts that do not incorporate gymnastics.
  • What is the difference between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kenpo?
    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art based on grappling and submission holds. If focuses on the skill of taking an opponent to the ground, controlling an opponent, gaining and maintaing a dominant position, and using joint locks or chokeholds to force the opponent to submit. Kenpo is a practical self defense system which trains the student for modern day self defense encounters. Kenpo students are taught to use their hands and feet with multiple strikes to multiple targets on each attacker, in a multiple attack situation.
  • I am very busy with my work schedule, how much time do I need to devote to kenpo classes?"
    The two 1 hour classes are week are recommended, as is practicing at home.
  • Do I have to register my hands when I become a black belt?
    No, that is an urban myth. Martial Artists are not required to register their hands.
  • How long does it take to get a black belt?
    In Kenpo Karate, it takes approximately 5 years to reach student black belt. However, it is a journey and you are free to travel that journey at your own pace.
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