United Kempo Karate Schools

United Kempo Karate Schools

5.0 (11)
3 hires on Lessons.com
6 employees
18 years in business

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Indianapolis, IN 46218
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11 Reviews


  • Kerry LaPrees

    The instructors are very patient with kids learning new material. They are also very approachable by kids & parents alike. Lastly, the make learning fun while striving for excellence in technique.

  • Traci Fanroy

    First off when I say I love this school, That’s what I mean !! I have been going about a month now and it has already saved my life , My Mental , physical and Health is better , I feel better spiritually, the first day I entered United Kempo Karate school just looking for information I loved the energy & positive vibes. BUT I have give a SHOUT OUT TO MR. TERRY !!! I like how my Teacher break down EVERY detail and explain how it’s used and gives background to understand why it’s used. My Children’s Teacher Mrs. Karen is also Excellent! VERY POSITIVE & Takes her time ! Y’all AWESOME ! WOOOO.WOOOH !!!!!

  • Deb Fluharty

    I enjoy the different options they have for classes; as well as the schedule availability. Also, I enjoy the various skills learned in each class offered.

  • Jonathan Houchins

    They have a solid martial arts foundation, and it's like being part of a big fight family lol

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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?

25 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?

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