Kenpo Karate/Martial Arts Training
Kenpo Karate is complete self-defense system that is primarily influenced by Chinese and Japanese martial arts, including Ju-Jitsu. Adults and children will learn practical self-defense skills that will provide confidence and tools they can use their entire life.
Besides the practical self-defense skills learned, our Kenpo Karate training teaches respect, develops confidence and self-discipline, and will help nurture skills and behavior that will be a benefit in all aspects of life.
Adult and children classes are designed to improve health in many areas including:
- and Balance and Coordination.
Classes consist of the following elements:
- Warm up and stretching
- Practicing basic punches, kicks and blocks
- Review previously learned material
- Learning new material
- cool down/stretching for adults
- fun activities for children
Children’s class schedule:
Monday and Wednesday from 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday from 10:30am -11:30am
Adult class schedule:
Tuesday and Thursday 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 9:30am – 10:30am
The Martial Arts program is run by Alan Klapman and is designed to help children and adults gain useful, practical self-defense techniques and develop the personal discipline and self-confidence that will bring success to martial arts and all other areas of life.
Alan has been studying and practicing martial arts since 1978 and began teaching men, women and children over 30 years ago. Alan earned his first Black Belt in 1980 in the art of Kenpo Karate. While training under Sifu Lo Man-Biu in the Chinese martial art of Northern Praying Mantis Kung-Fu in Boston’s Chinatown, Alan was fortunate enough to travel to Hong Kong with Sifu Lo to enhance his martial arts training. While training in Hong Kong, Alan was accepted as a lifetime member of the Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Association. Alan was introduced to Kenpo and martial arts legend Professor Nick Cerio in 1985 by Dr. Nick Chamberlin http://www.dallaskenpo.com/. In 1989, Alan earned his second-degree blackbelt under Professor Cerio, under whom Alan also earned the title “Sensei.” Professor Cerio passed away in 1998. After searching for many years for another instructor, he was fortunate to be introduced to Paul Cervizzi, Soke and Grandmaster, 10th degree Black Belt with whom he is currently training. This long experience has taught Alan that the martial arts are about much more than self defense and physical fitness – they are about developing the confidence and mental discipline to help you succeed in other areas of life. Alan brings this philosophy to his teaching at all levels for both children and adults.
Please call us or stop by to learn more about how our Martial Arts program can benefit you and/or your child.