Martial Arts & Kenpo - Spring 2022

Spring 2022 Kenpo Classes

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.


All Kenpo students must fill out the Kenpo Release Form below and turn it in to the front desk.


Kenpo Classes

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 for self-defense only.

***There will not be classes from 4/15-4/22 for Spring Break or on 4/30 for the All-Ohio Dance Festival. 

White to Purple Belt Level

Kenpo I -  Ages 5-8 - Tue and/or Thur 5:45-6:30 pm (New Students)

Kenpo II - Ages 7+ - Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 pm (Returning Students)

Kenpo IA - Ages 5-8 - Wednesdays 6:00-6:45 pm (New Students)

Kenpo III - Ages 7+ - Tue and/or Thur 5:00-5:45 pm (Returning Students)*

*Placement required by instructor for Kenpo III

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 pm and/or Saturdays 9:00 am

Ages 16+ 

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 Ranks Included

Saturdays 10:30-11:30 am

Ages 7+

Self-Defense Class

1st Thursday of each month

6:30-7:30 pm, $8/single or $15/couple

Kenpo Pricing:

Monthly Rate 

Monthly Unlimited: $60 (Student attends 2x/week for 4 weeks *if applicable*)

Monthly Limited: $45 (Student attends 1x/week for 4 weeks)

Students can sign up for a full month at a time and add months as they continue.

The staff at the Richland Academy shares in your desire for all to have an exceptional experience with the arts. The best way to see if the programs

currently offered at the Academy are a fit for you is to request information.

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