What is Kenpo Karate

A blend of five cultures, Kenpo Karate originated in China over twenty-one generations ago. Kenpo was studied and influenced in Okinawa, Japan, and Hawaii before reaching the United States.. Kenpo is an ancient art that is still practical for the twenty-first century.

Kenpo is both a circular and linear system, taking advantages from both.  There are nine levels from white to 1st degree black and 10 levels of black; because of its abundance of self defense techniques, it is best presented one-on-one or to small groups.

Kenpo is a street, practical self defense system.  Whether defending against a single opponent or multiple, the system is designed to be quick and effective.  Students are trained in a self defense situation to use effective and appropriate hand-to-hand defenses. In addition to your self defense training, students have the option to learn one-on-one or in small group classes, heavy bag work, proper stretching methods, weapons training, sparring, kickboxing, grappling, and techniques against an opponent.  We have a modified version for younger students designed to be age appropriate.

Our specialized instruction tailors each student’s training and individualizes their lessons to their abilities and needs. Lessons are designed to fit your schedule and our unmatched programs are available to adults, children, and families.

Meet The Owners

Isaac WIlliams


3rd Degree Black Belt

Gracie Williams


3rd Degree Black Belt

What our students say

"I am very confident after every practice, and I am learning more and more ways to protect myself in many situations. The instructors are very intelligent they not only teach you the moves but they teach you very well on why that move is effective."
Ruby R.
"Having studied Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan Jujutsu, Wun Hop Kuen Do, Aikido, Hapkido, Karate, Sayoc Kali, and a whole host of other martial arts disciplines and styles, over a 20 year military career, I thought I had a good grip on martial arts. I learn something new every day with Isaac and look forward to every lesson! I highly recommend Mad City Kenpo to anyone interested in learning martial arts, whether it’s for self defense, exercise, or philosophical reasons."
Jeff T.
"Amazing place! The instructors are friendly and very detailed in what they teach you."
Christopher W.

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