When I began looking for a martial arts dojo in the Richmond area, it was a daunting search. I had studied a different art in another city years ago and I wanted to find an instructor and fellow students with the same level of energy and dedication that I was used to. I assumed all schools had this. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
I visited many schools and always left disappointed until I walked in to Kenpo of Richmond. It instantly felt familiar and I could see a level of skill and intensity in the students that I had not seen in this area. The senior instructor is a life-long martial artist with a breadth of skill and knowledge that is clearly evident in his teaching. I’ve studied here since that day.
Kenpo is an intense art with real world self defense application and it’s a lot of fun to learn. It has striking, kicking, throws and grappling all rolled into one neat package. We learn both the “textbook” techniques and practical self-defense that can be appled in different situations. There is a great camaraderie among the students and we have a great time!