Offering small group lessons, Rich Coppens' Kenpo Studio is unique in its approach to teaching the art of Karate, not just to be able to mimic techniques but to be able to learn the full value of a complete and complex system that works your mind and body in unison for self protection, self reliance, strength and focus. To take what is taught and look at its applications in a new way, to be able to explain and expand your own knowledge using that which has been handed down through generations and incorporate your own training and experience.
The Classes are small, the attention is personal and the training is as intense as you can handle. Each class is taught in a way to enable each student to work to the best of his ability, level of fitness, strength and training so everyone is able to participate regardless of limitations.
Martial Arts training is a workout with a purpose; instead of running on a treadmill to nowhere, you learn valuable skills to defend yourself while improving your health and increasing your strength, flexibility, endurance and overall fitness.
In addition to Kenpo, the Karate Studio also offers Boxing and Jiu Jitsu to present a complete package of self defense training opportunities for students. Each of the fighting arts have value on their own as well as a complement to Kenpo training for the Martial Artist. Boxing improves strength, speed and endurance while Jiu Jitsu is a natural addition to Kenpo, addressing the need to defend oneself from the ground in a position where traditional karate techniques would not apply. Jiu Jitsu utilizes grappling and submission techniques applying the same laws of movement and leverage of Kenpo to enable anyone to defend themselves successfully against a stronger, larger opponent.
Whether you choose to study all three, or focus on one of the fighting arts offered you will be training with a skilled and dedicated instructor and an exceptional group of students that will welcome you and offer their own broad spectrum of knowledge freely given to enhance your learning and your life.