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Martial Arts

Instructor Jason Farnsworth is expanding the self defense curriculum available at Richland Academy of the Arts with an additional 2 classes being offered. These include a mother & daughter self defense class as well as a class in Modern Arnis in addition to Kenpo Karate! 


Kenpo Karate

While Kenpo traces its roots to Chinese Martial Arts, Grandmaster Ed Parker is credited with creating the system that is commonly used today. American Kenpo Karate is considered one of the most comprehensive martial arts system in the world today. It is practical, realistic, and can readily be applied in our society today. Mr. Parker’s Kenpo system encompasses logical principles, and concepts along with kinetic science to create a means of self defense. We offer classes for student of all ages and skill levels.

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Modern Arnis

Modern Arnis is a Filipino based martial art, combining both western and eastern style martial arts. Filipino martial arts (FMA) heavily emphasize a weapon based system. The Modern Arnis curriculum centers around usage of the escrima (the stick), the arnis (the knife), as well as empty hand fighting skills. During this course you will learn topics such as Boxing, Striking, Trapping, Blocking, Defending, Disarming, etc. You will learn disarming techniques both for when wielding the escrima as well as being unarmed. FMA partner-based drills incorporate fighting techniques using 1 or 2 escrimas.

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Mother/Daugher Self Defense

Mom/Daughter Self Defense will be offered as a monthly class for children ages 8 & up and their mothers. This class will teach you and your daughter valuable tactics for defending yourself against possible attackers.

This class will be on the first Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30 pm

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