WELCOME TO KENPO KARATE AND SELF DEFENSE SYSTEM
We teach Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 karate system to all ages (adults/kids) and levels of physical capability.
Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 is an international organisation in over 21 countries around the world.
Kenpo is a comprehensive martial art or karate system for self-defense, designed with one purpose in mind, “You are your Welfare”.
We encourage an environment of mutual respect, co-operation and discipline that helps build your confidence. Kenpo is a self-defense system first and foremost. We focus on streetwise self-defense teaching each individual to utilise their own body structure to be an as effective weapon as possible. Kenpo employs the use of concepts and principles of motion like physics, geometry and mathematics to assist with learning the system.
WHAT IS KENPO KARATE?
Kenpo 5.0 is a comprehensive mixed martial art system focused on self-defense and designed with one purpose in mind – you are your welfare.
Kenpo provides a strongly integrated syllabus for adults and children. The depth of knowledge within the system means that the learning never stops for the student. We teach Kenpo 5.0 to all ages and levels of physical ability.
Kenpo is a self-defense system first and foremost. We focus on street-wise self-defense, teaching each individual to utilize their own body structure to be as an effective weapon as possible. Kenpo employs the use of concepts and principles of motion such as physics, geometry and mathematics to assist with learning the system.
We encourage an environment of mutual respect. Self-esteem develops in students as they gain self-confidence in their strengths and abilities. Teamwork and discipline are central to the ‘Kenpo’ family.
We welcome you to watch or take a class yourself to see what this exciting practical martial art has to offer.
WHAT IS JEFF SPEAKMAN’S KENPO 5.0?
Kenpo 5.0 is a highly effective Mixed Martial Art (MMA) combining American Kenpo Karate with elements of grappling and ground fighting into a formidable self-defense system.
This system was developed by Mr Jeff Speakman (taught by Senior Grand Master Mr Ed Parker) and Mr Trevor Sherman (senior student of Mr Speakman and experienced ground fighter) in response to the changing style of street fighting. What Kenpo needed was an effective ground fighting module to be incorporated into the original art form. Kenpo 5.0 was born.
This exciting new system allows the students to develop within the mind, body and spirit paradigm of a true martial fighter.
JEFF SPEAKMAN’S BIOGRAPHY
A native born son to the city of Chicago Illinois Jeff started his athletic career very early in life. During his college years Jeff began his martial arts career by earning a black belt in Japanese Goju-Ryu Karate from the legendary master Lou Angel in 1980... Read full biography of Jeff Speakman.
HISTORY OF KENPO 5.0, BY MR SPEAKMAN
After all these years and many experiences in the martial arts this is the first article I have ever written myself. Not because I didn’t have anything to say, but because any time I came up with a concept I always thought that there was so much more to do and learn before I could bring some kind of closure to the idea. Well, that finally happened during the week of August 22nd 2005 when I was invited by the Chinese government to participate in the first international forum on martial arts... Read more about Kenpo history.