• We Teach Individuals, Not Styles

Welcome to Kenpo Richmond

oie_transparent (2)Kenpo Richmond is the place for adults to learn logical and practical self-defense through a study of mixed martial arts that develop both the physical and psychological preparedness of the student.  We offer a non-traditional study of Kenpo Karate and JiuJutsu training, integrated with principles and applications from Aikido, Silat, JKD, and Systema martial arts in Richmond, Virginia.

Train at your own pace with like-minded adults who are serious about learning intelligent and adaptive concepts and methods of self-defense.  We teach individuals not styles and allow you to learn at your own pace.

Self-Defense & Martial Arts Training Exclusively for Adults

If you have always wanted to learn martial arts and self-defense exclusively for adultsthen Kenpo Richmond is the place you want to train. From beginners to black belts, we will help you unlock your full potential.

Learn how to deal with social conflict and asocial violence, and to understand the differences between studying martial arts and real self-defense without the “fantasy”.

Dynamic Training

It is better to avoid than to run; better to run than to de-escalate; better to de-escalate than to fight; better to fight than to die. The very essence of self-defense is a thin list of things that might get you out alive when you are already screwed.

- Meditations On Violence

Train in a dynamic environment and learn kinetic principles and applied biomechanics of breaking structure.

Our training will help you develop a macro understanding of physical movement,  You will progressively learn how to instinctively solve conflict through the progressive levels of Passive, Moderate, Aggressive action.  This is accomplished by isolating skills down to their basic mechanics, improving and rehearsing these skills not through rote memorization or blind repetition, but through free-flowing, dynamic limitation drills that train adaptability from the foundation of training. From there, we integrate these skills with intelligence and specific objectives into integrated skill progressions, building body intelligence, improving reflexes and reducing fear in the student.


Learning martial arts can enhance all aspects of your life.  Our program offers numerous benefits; among these are improved fitness and endurance, greater flexibility and better coordination. Also, you will increase your speed, reflexes, and heighten your personal awareness and self-confidence to name several.

Come and experience the Kenpo Richmond difference with like-minded adults, as you learn intelligent and adaptive martial arts and practical self-defense.

We believe that Self-Defense is not an Option – It’s A Right!


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