Personal Self Defense Fall/Winter Classes beginning again in 2023 to be announced soon.

2023 Classes & Workshops announced soon.

  • Women’s Self Defense.
  • Men and Women’s Self-Defense.
  • Children must be accompanied by a Parent.
  • The Student is awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Common Questions:

What is the difference between Art, Self-Defense and Competition?

Martial Arts is a developed and learned skill, sometimes a lifestyle and the ‘Artist’ spends an entire lifetime advancing in education and study. Similarly, and as with other forms of Art such as Painting, the Student learns the Basics of the Brush and Applies the Paint to ‘Canvas’. A Work of Art is Created in a unique way by each student. In comparison, Rembrandt and Van Gogh were both Highly skilled Artists but with differing brush strokes, creating a distinct yet diversified blend in the category of Art. Martial, meaning military or disciplined, is a Physical Application of skills learned and presented in a unique way by each individual, The Artist.

Self-Defense means using learned skills to Stay Safe from physical threat of harm to our person in extreme or violent situations. This is a right and we are protected by law if we must use force to protect ourselves.

We have many valuables in life, but none more important than our own personal safety and that of our loved ones. Learning Self Defense adds to our Self-Preservation skills and gives us some peace of mind. We all have the right to live a safe and happy lifestyle. Self-Defense is learning skills to equip the individual for self-preservation in extraordinary circumstances.

Competition is the Sport aspect of Martial Arts; Physically testing our skills in a controlled environment against peers of our own skill levels and ages. Sport Competition at Tournaments have categories of Fighting, and also Non- combative forms of Art and Self expression. The Beautiful Side of the Arts.

Here is a short list of categories;

-Forms, Kata, Dances; the Non-Combative and Beautiful side of Martial Arts, usually presented in a Dance Choreography performed by 1 person. These are separated into Divisions for Youth, and Seniors, Women, Men and Children.

-Traditional Forms
-Creative Forms
-Group Forms
-Weapons Divisions, (all Non Combative Dance or Choreography)

-Sport Competition Sparring
– Point Fighting
-Continuous Point Fight
-Light Contact Point Fighting
-Full Contact

Shaolin Kenpo has a Belt Ranking system of 10 Belts or steps.

It can take 3 to 4 years to earn the Black Belt Rank.

1. White Belt
2. Purple-White Belt
3. Purple Belt
4. Purple-Blue Belt
5. Blue Belt
6. Blue-Green Belt
7. Green Belt
8. Green-Brown Belt
9. Brown Belt
10. Black Belt, 1st Degree.

Requirements and advancement for further Ranks are available.