Martial Arts & Kenpo - Spring 2021

Spring 2021 Kenpo Offerings

American Kenpo Karate is considered one of the most comprehensive martial arts systems 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. Mr. Parker had over four decades of experience and contributed much to the martial arts community as a whole. These classes will be instructed by Jason Farnsworth, who has over 20 years of experience with training and teaching Kenpo classes.

Self-Defense Class (NEW!)

Join us in this new self-defense class! Come with your friends and family and experience the art of self-defense together. 

This class will be held the 1st Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30 pm. The dates are December 3rd, and January 7th!

Ages 8+ (Adults too!), $8 single or $15 couple

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Kenpo for Beginners - New Students

Beginner classes are geared towards children with little to no experience. We focus on basics: blocks, strikes, punches, kicks, stances, foot maneuvers, basic finger techniques, as well as Kenpo sets and forms. These skills are designed to build a solid foundation for students as they move into advanced training in higher levels. Additionally, children will improve their self-confidence by doing drills designed to help increase focus, power, speed, and overall abilities. We will also learn sparring tactics and strategies while continuously reinforcing that Karate is used to self-defense only.

White to Purple Belt Level

Tuesdays 5:45-6:30 pm 

Ages 5-7/8 (*Students of other ages can take class if approved by instructor)

OR

Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 pm

Ages 8 and up (*Students of other ages can take class if approved by instructor)

Kenpo for Beginners - Returning Students

White to Purple Belt Level

Tuesdays/Thursdays 5:00-5:45 pm

Ages 9 and up (*Students of other ages can take class if approved by instructor)

Kenpo for Adults

The adult classes are designed for students from beginner to advanced level martial arts. Beginner adults will learn basic skills, while intermediate and advanced students will begin to work on more sophisticated techniques. All students will learn techniques in self-defense and weapons training. Adults will do drills designed to increase accuracy, power, speed, balance, focus, and confidence. Our primary focus is on the striking aspects of Kenpo while learning how to defend yourself against the average attacker to the more sophisticated fighter.

The more advanced student will learn sparring techniques, strategies, and combinations while utilizing offensive and defensive grafting skills. At this point in training, the student will begin to learn more refined sets and forms of Kenpo such as blocking, kicking, finger techniques, coordination, stances, striking and punching combinations, and weapons. More in-depth self-defense techniques against weapons or multiple attackers will continue to be taught.

All Belt Ranks Included

Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm & Saturdays 9:30-11:00 am

Ages 16+ (*Placement must be approved by instructor)

Modern Arnis

Modern Arnis is the system of Filipino fighting arts founded by Remy Presas as a self-defense system. His goal was to create an injury-free training method as well as an effective self-defense system in order to preserve the older Arnis systems. This class uses sicks and weapons for training.

All Belt Levels

Saturdays 11:00-12:00 pm

Kenpo Pricing:

Type: Monthly Rate / Per Class Rate

Monthly Unlimited: $60 / $15

Monthly Limited: $45 / $11.25


Richland Academy of the Arts is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all our students, families, and employees. We are taking all necessary precautions against COVID-19. 

If you have any questions, please give us a call at (419) 522-8224.

To ensure that all students have access to quality arts education programs regardless of financial limitations, we have several Tuition Assistance and Scholarship opportunities available. To view our Tuition Assistance/Scholarship packet, click on the button below!

Tuition Assistance/Scholarships

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