Instructors and students are taking a much-deserved summer break. Our new season starts up on Tuesday, September 6 - and we've got classes for every age and ability!
Kenpo is an umbrella of martial arts that means “law of the fist”, and Shaolin Kenpo employs the five Shaolin animal postures to create different types of strikes: tiger, leopard, crane, snake and dragon.
Kenpo has roots in China's Shaolin temples, Okinawa, Japan, and the United States. Grandmasters developed this martial art for personal safety, physical fitness, and even military combat.
The core of our system emphasizes movement in the most efficient way to create strikes and kicks with blinding speed and tremendous amounts of power. The idea is, if a strike is made, then there will be a reaction. Based on that reaction, a follow-up occurs. This applies to both the offensive and defensive motions.
Because our system has both Chinese and Japanese influences, your training begins with the "hard" Japanese Karate style that contains the usual blocks, strikes, and kicks. Using speed and power, you will study "sets" that can handle just about every possible situation. Then, you be introduced to the "soft" Chinese style.
A student of Kenpo is taught control, discipline, honour, and respect above all.