Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo

Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo

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I am a 5th degree black belt in Chinese kenpo. I have been studying kenpo since I was seven years old . It been in our family all of our lives . My sister and mother have a school in Hawaii where I am from. My goal is to help bring a new understanding and passion to the arts . To teach students discipline, focus and hard work is what it takes to get a black belt . The students will learn life lessons and be able to grow to be successful at whatever they may endeavor in. If you have questions please contact me @ 808-306-2364 thank you

" I would want my student no matter what age to be able to defend themselves to be safe from harm .. Then to give them a false sense that they can defend themselves" .


I love sharing the benefits of Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo with people . You will not only learn how to defend yourself you will gain dicipline , self-confidence , improved health and also focus a lot better . I love seeing the joy on peoples faces when they learn something new.

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Newark, NJ 07104
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

A class will last one hour . In the beginning we start off by during exercises to warm the body up and also condition the mind, body , spirit. Next we will work basics which includes techinque along with self defense situations.

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

I have been studying Chinese Kenpo for over 20 years along with that I am a 5th degree black belt. I also have an understanding of people theough my slaes experiences which helps me connect what is usually missing with the realtionship of the students.

Hawaiian Kempo is a unique martial art having been founded several centuries ago in a Chinese Shaolin temple. Thus, bringing with it a certain air of mystery. As a martial art, Kempo is referred to as a Do. The Do is referred to in Buddhist Zen scripts as a path towards enlightenment. Lao Tzu, a priest of Taoism, said "Mastering others requires force, mastering the self requires enlightenment." This phrase sums the full circle of what Kempo strives towards. Although on its surface Kempo can be seen as a unique form of self-defense, hidden beneath its physical exterior are levels where characteristic centralization of mind and body form. At this level, Kempo's practitioners elevate from a simple form of fighting to a higher level of ability and enlightenment. Ying Kuchan, a Shaolin monk and master of Kempo, after a lengthy period of meditation in a Zen rock garden, spoke of Kempo saying "Kempo is the power of adaptability and yielding, the harmony of all things working together."

Kempo is a unique art form of spiritual growth, health, and personal responsibility. It is a comprehensive and diversified means of unarmed self-defense, though it encompasses both an armed and unarmed systems of combat with techniques (applications) of varying appearances and methods.

On an external level, Kempo is a no holds barred fighting system of offensive and defensive methods, with equal emphasis of striking techniques with the hands and feet, immobilization and controls, projections and take downs; as well as weaponry, various spiritual, and healing arts.

Kempo, as developed in America, is a street wise defensive art that does not restrict its students in methodology. Clawing hands evolve into slashing feet. Cunning joint locks turn into devastating hip throws. Evasive blocks turn into breath closing chokes. The possibilities are endless. The only true fighting systems are those where there are no rules applied. From the books of the Han dynasty, we learn "Nothing is impossible to a willing mind." And it is from this saying that we can derive the upper principles of Shaolin Kempo. What sets Kempo apart from boxing, wrestling, and Sunday night football is an emphasis on spirituality of body and mind.

Many people are quite happy with only the surface value of Kempo, taking its studies for reasons of physical health, self-defense, or a Monday night hobby. Yet, Kempo tries to build a person's psychological persona and betterment. Kempo is not solely a means of felling an opponent by force, but it teaches an inner peace to one's life and to the universe around us.

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

Pricing for the training depending on ones needs . I'll be happy to go over that with anyone .

How did you get started teaching?

It comes natural progression as you take martial arts. I think the goal of any teacher is to develop a student that understands and runs with what is learned.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all ages from seven years old to 60 years old.

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

I would ask for experience of how long they have been teaching . Also questions and situations to put the instructor on the spot . I believe the instructor should be able to think on the spot.

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

Students should ask any questions or concerns they may have . I believe that their is no wrong answers only solutions .