United Kempo Karate Schools

United Kempo Karate Schools

5.0 (6)
2 hires on Lessons.com
6 employees
16 years in business

About this pro

At United Kempo Karate Schools, we care about the students and their goals. We also offer plans to fit any budget  and offer financial aid through a nonprofit organization based on your individual situation.

Helping students reach their goals is my primary motivation. If students reach or exceed what they believe themselves to be capable of, I am happy and that is all I care about.

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Indianapolis, IN 46218
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6 Reviews


  • Chase Barnes

  • Mike Williams

    Genuine people, great vibes, outstanding teachers

  • Christine Bentley

    Terry is great with the kids. He teaches them as they practice and they all lan very quickly on the go with his methods. Don't y let the belt color fool you, he's much more skilled than that shows. And the kids love his lessons!

  • Geraldine Espinoza

    Terry in my opinion is a great teacher and motivator. Not only have I seen improvement in my grandkids performance and confidence in his sparring class but also an improvement at home. I can see how much all the students love the classes and lessons here. The kids definitely need this program!

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

First upon receiving interest, we invite them to try a couple of no obligligation classes. Afterwards, if we're a good fit we determine eligibility for financial aid through our nonprofit organization and get the student assigned to an instructor and begin their training.

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

18 years of experience training in Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Ninjutsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, Kali, Kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts. Became a champion kickboxer in 2013-2015 Currently the Kumite and fighting instructor at United Kempo Karate Schools.

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

Not exactly. We utilize a nonprofit organization to provide financial assistance to prospective students, so it's a case by case basis.

How did you get started teaching?

I trained and competed for a very long time. At some point I sustained a serious shoulder injury and took time out due to not being able to compete. After walking into a martial arts studio to begin training again I was asked to instruct and have been doing it since.

What types of students have you worked with?

Children with behavior and/or self esteem issues, Teenagers looking to learn how to defend themselves, and individuals looking to enter competition. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My last Professional Karate Commission National Championship event in 2014. I didn't win due to breaking my foot but I came in second at nationals so that was a huge accomplishment to me.

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

If offered the opportunity to try a class, do so. It is the best way to determine whether or not the environment suits you.

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

What is the instructor's experience?

Who did they train with?

How long have they trained?

What is the benefit of their program?

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