Rank is earned by rigorous testing and it is not uncommon for students to fail a test and retake it after additional training. We have not ever and will not "give" anyone rank in Chuan Fa Kenpo; it is earned through hard work, determination and skill mastery. Our instructors will evaluate your strengths and find your weaknesses then help you improve all of your self defense skills. A student who has never failed; has never really been tested.
Rank Structure White Belt: The white belt signifies the beginning point of learning like a white canvas to a painter with endless possibilities. The student learns the history, customs and etiquette of the martial arts. In addition, the first skills of blocking, punching, kicking, and self protection against throws and falls are taught.
White Belt Advanced: Add Purple Stripe (60 days) The student has learned the basic strikes, kicks, blocks and self protection skills required to move on to more rigorous training.
Purple Belt: (90-120 days) The student learns how to combine multiple strikes, blocks and kicks and use them to defend against the most basic self defense situations.
Blue Belt: (180-270 days) The student learns to use throws, sweeps and takedowns to defend against more aggressive attacks like multiple punches and kicks.
Green Belt: (1 year) The student learns to use more complex strikes, kicks and throws to defend and disarm attackers using blunt force weapons like pipes and clubs.
Brown Belt: (1.5 years) The student applies all prior skills and begins to adapt their own strengths and incorporate them into defenses against more aggressive attackers using rapid sets of strikes, punches and takedowns as well as the use of edged weapons.
Black Belt: (1-2years) The student must take all acquired skills and employ them in a series of demanding scenarios where the attackers can be armed, unarmed, attack in groups, and use unconventional attacks to confuse and disorient the black belt candidate simulating the conditions that are present in actual self defense situations outside the classroom environment.
Chuan Fa Kenpo Class Times: ---Tuesday and Thursday------------------6:00-7:15PM Location: -------East Pensacola Heights Clubhouse ----------------- 3208 E. Gonzalez Street, Pensacola, FL 32503 Instructor:------ Mr. Francis...........................................850-393-1106 Cost:---------- $50.00 Per Month, No Contracts E-mail:----------email@example.com On the web:----www.pensacolamartialarts.com -----------------Ksatreya Channel on YouTube
Self Defense for Women
The Self Defense Course for Women is a new program that the association is bringing to Pensacola. While new to Pensacola, the course has been taught with regularity in Atlanta for many years. The program is designed to help women gain a better understanding of what muggers, rapists and other assailants look for in a victim. By understanding the characteristics of the attacker, women can help prevent and better react to dangerous situations. Most self defense courses for women last for 1-7 days and leave women with some good information but few lasting skills or techniques that will be applicable when needed. Our emphasis is on continuing classes that improve awareness, mental attitude, self confidence and foster a safe and practical training environment. The course will focus on saftey training for women ages 13-and up (Children under 13 may be admitted at the instructors discretion). This is a perfect mother-daughter activity that may save your life someday.
About the Instructors
Shane Francis Program Director
Mr. Francis was promoted to 6th Degree Black Belt in 2010. He has over 20 years of experience in the martial arts including Chuan Fa Kenpo, Aikido, Tai Chi Chuan and Military Combatives. In 2009, Mr. Francis completed Qi Gong Instructor Certification and teaches beginner Tai Chi Chuan Classes. Mr. Francis is a former Army Drill Sergeant, Paratrooper and Combat Infantryman who now teaches military, law enforcement and private instruction.