What is Kenpo

Kenpo is a karate style that utilizes circular movements in rapid succession to overwhelm one’s opponent. We emphasize the use of hands and legs equally. The word Kenpo in Japanese means “fist law”. Kenpo is geared toward self-defense, and since physical strength is not of utmost importance, it is an ideal system for men, women, and children of all ages.

Shamburger’s Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo

Due to Sifu Jack’s lineage and innovation in the style, he was given his own system of Kenpo by the Tracy organization in 1990. He has studied many forms of martial arts, including Hapkido, Taekwondo, Shorin Ryu, Jiu-jitsu, and Judo, which he integrates into what we practice today.

Our philosophy is to always look for ways to improve our martial art, and not to adhere to any notion of “purity”. It is a common misconception that any martial art has remained static and without innovation or influence from other styles. Our teaching focuses on positive values and encourages all students to develop themselves mentally, physically, and spiritually.