PUMA Kenpo

PUMA Kenpo

5.0 (1)
1 hire on Lessons.com
2 employees
10 years in business

About this pro

We teach IKCA Chinese Kenpo,Taiki Ryu Judo and Eskima. We tailor a martial art to the individual,not a individual conforming to the art. A student can pick up striking, grappling and weapons in a short amount of time depending on the dedication,athelthism and want to learn. Our focus is self defense. I expect students that wish to compete to be able to take the knowledge into any arena and do well.

I enjoy watching students progress in the art. Showing their indivduality,teamwork and help build a place where people learn knowledge is power,humbleness keeps a open mind to learning and ignorance, pride can get people hurt. A important lesson for anyone at any point in life.

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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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  • Michael Jessup

    Welcoming class environment filled with encouragement, makes you strive to be your best. One on one instructions is on point! Gives you enough to work on based on your skill set and is a great workout! The principles behind the teaching are applicable to everyday life.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

A strong foundation makes it easy for the student to build strong technique. good basic foot work,punches,elbows, knees, body conditioning etc. There is 6 sections. Orange,purple,blue,green,brown and black. We have a small curriculum for the student to get to the point,learn quickly,effectively and in a short period of time. They can take this foundation anywhere.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Certified Instructor for the IKCA Kenpo Karate Association

1st Aid and AED Certified

Health and Safety Certification 

1st Dan

1st person in almost 15 years to test in person in front of GM Vic LeRoux.

Public/Private/charter school Martial Arts Instructor

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Private classes $75 for 30mins

Membership/group classes $150 a month

Private classes w/ membership $30 a lesson

How did you get started teaching?

I got started teaching when I was 18 yrs old. Teaching in Public,Private and charters schools around the DMV area. I loved it and decided to persue it.

What types of students have you worked with?


missing limbs

atheleticly gifted

troubled kids

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for a teacher that knows the reasons of why everything is put together the way it is. someone that can adjust the art to fit you better. some movements will be better for someone shorter,bigger,lanky,stalky etc. having a teacher that can recognize what your issues will probably be is important. some teachers are more ridged in their teachings. others maybe more loose. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. stay open minded and challenge what you know to get stronger at it. good luck with finding a good teacher. =)

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

what kind of confortation do i fear most ? will someone grab me ? will someone punch me ? will someone use a weapon on me ? do I want to know how to destroy a person ? do I want to know how to restrain a person ? how does this help me physically ? how does this help me mentally ? how can this help me emotionally ? whats the difference between sport and self defense ? do I train with pads or no pads ? Am I willing to go through the pain,blood and sweat to reach my goals ? what is body hardening ? Do i want this to be a lifestyle ? how will this fulfill the needs/wants in my life ? depending on the answers to these questions determine what kind of art will fit you. feel free to ask me about these questions or anything at all.