Kenpo Karate Studio
Begining April 2nd we will be holding class out of Pure Hitting Fitness in Sping Lake Park. Check out our contact page for the address and directions, also our links page to learn more about Pure Hitting Fitness.
Mr. Strobel was promoted to 2nd Degree Black belt by Mr. Rolando after testing the previous week.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Mr. Rolando after his successful open heart surgery from everyone at Minnesota Kenpo
Congrats to Aketo Granberry on his successful test for orange belt! Keep up the great work.
Minnesota Kenpo is now teaching out of Pure Hitting Fitness in Brooklyn Park, MN. Go to our links page to lean more about Pure Hitting Fitness.
Saturday August 21st, Norm Rolando was propmoted to 8th degree black belt by GM Yosh Furuya.
During our seminar Mr. Furuya called Mr. Rolando to the front and asked him to kneel. Then Mr. Furuya gave Mr. Rolando his belt with the rank of 8th.
Mr. Rolando has been studying Kenpo since 1970 and running a successful kids self defense and awareness program since the early 1990s.
Congrats to Mr. Rolando from everyone at Minnesota Kenpo Karate Studio and everyone in the Champion Youth American Kenpo program.
Congrats to Jeff Johnson for his successful orange belt test.
Congrats to Adam Hart for his successful blue belt test.
Travis Farnham will begin teaching the Thursday night class. Travis has years of experience to pass on and I have the utmost confidence in his ability. Congrats.
The new space has been secured at the Fallout Artist co-op starting March 2nd. The address is 2601 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. 55403
Beginning February 1st classes will be held from Mr. Strobel's home at 4509 W. 36th St., St. Louis Park, MN. 55416 until our new space is available in April. Check back for more details.
Congrats to Travis Farnham for a great 3rd degre brown belt test. A special thanks to Mr. Rolando for overseeing the test. Also a big thanks to Adam Hart for being a good dummy and taking a heck of a cup-check in the process.
Conrgats to Adam Hart on his successful test for Purple Belt. It started a little rough but he finished up strong.
The new school patches are ordered and should arrive in about a week!
Just got back from the 2009 Twin Cities Karate tournament. Congrats to Adam Hart for his 1st place win in the beginning self defense division. Also, congrats to Travis Farnham for his 2nd place win in a tight intermediate/advanced self defense division as well.
We just returned from a seminar on Kenpo basics and gun techniques with Grandmaster Richard "Huk" Planas. It was the first time for the students to travel, and a good time was had by all.
The highlight of the trip was being present when Mr. Clint Hughes was promoted to 5th degree black belt. It was fun to see the look of confusion on his face as Mr. Planas called him up after the seminar and suprised him with the news.