Learn the Art of Self-Defense Through Kenpo

Highland Kenpo, LLC is committed to providing people with the skills they need to protect themselves from harm. We aim to empower the community by sharing our skills and knowledge to prevent violence and tackle common fears.

Those who participate in our classes will gain awareness, verbal confrontation skills, and assertiveness. They will also learn various strategies and techniques to safely escape, resist, and survive physical attacks.

Mission Statement

Highland Kenpo, LLC strives to engage varied instructors together to educate the public about the concepts of self-defense, empowerment and confidence building skills.

Spreading Knowledge and Awareness

We believe that just enough force and common sense should be used whenever you are faced with any kind of aggression. You can also avoid legal complications by simply walking away. However, if you need to defend yourself or your loved ones, you must have the commitment, skills, and courage.

The Art of Self-Defense

Self-defense highlights the importance of your choices and opportunities. Some of the essential steps towards success are proper positioning, using moves that enhance your chances of survival, and exhibiting speed, power, agility, and control.

What You Should Learn

Participating in self-defense classes teaches students to understand choices, develop awareness and assertiveness, and practice techniques. These courses should positively impact your view on conflict prevention, help you deal with your fears, and empower your confidence.

Less Is More

We subscribe to the notion that simplicity can improve efficacy. It is both easier and more realistic to learn simple moves that are more effective for you. This way, you can react better to situations, especially when you are in a state of shock or panic. However, a good self-defense course provides psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training.

How We Can Help You

Join our classes so you can equip yourself with the necessary self-defense skills. Through our courses, you can have a solid foundation, enhance your skillset, gain confidence, and improve your odds in a serious incident.

Private Lessons

These sessions are geared to meeting the one-on-one needs of the specific student. We may tailor the self-defense techniques for body type, situation, and scenarios. The students can also ask questions and perfect their skills during these sessions.

Group Classes

The benefits of a Group Class are….. These classes focus on neuromuscular conditioning through repetitive application of the basics. The sessions can help students build the necessary power, speed, balance, timing, accuracy, and flexibility to properly utilize the self-defense techniques. May be requested for team building, seminars, and events.

Character Building

By using martial arts as the vehicle for personal development, our students can hone the skills they need to be successful on the mat and in life. We help them build self-esteem, confidence, perseverance, integrity, humility, dedication, respect, and discipline. The students can use these values for the rest of their lives.

Your Self-Defense Tools

Your self-defense classes will prepare you to face uncertainty. In this practice, your awareness and skills to handle dangerous situations are keys to protecting yourself or your family. During our sessions, you will learn how to evaluate risks and respond to conflict before it even escalates. We will teach you the practical techniques on how to properly handle direct verbal and physical confrontation.

Our program is catered to you and your physical stature. Whether you are male or female, large or small, fit or unfit, or weak or strong, we will tailor the classes for you.

Our self-defense classes are a mix of role plays, simulations, drills, and techniques to evade and escape attackers. We will teach you how to resolve conflicts, recognize and avoid dangerous situations, escape from grabs and holds, defend with a weapon or knife, face an aggressive person, react when covered or trapped on the ground, and stop your attacker through martial arts.

Our self-defense classes can help women be more aware and prepared for life’s happenings. We will help you learn how to read the signs of potential conflict so you can avoid incidents before they even become a problem.

Our classes are structured to include both genders so you can practice your new skills in a safe space. We also offer private lessons so you can gain confidence to work in a mixed class.

Guest presenters and seminars will be held to augment and expand on our tools and influences. All opportunities to travel, attend, and participate in other school’s seminars will be listed on our Calendar and you are high encouraged to expand you vision and learn from as many sources as possible. Not all situations are the same so, not all tools work the same way.

Meaning of the White Wolf/ Black Raven

Adopting Celtic animal symbols is an honorable and age-old practice of self-improvement. This symbolizes the strong bond of companionship between humans and the natural world around us.

White wolf: Guardian

Visual Focus – Providing an aid on our path to obtaining the qualities of virtue we desire.

Considered to be good luck.

  • Loyalty
  • Cunning
  • Intuition
  • Intelligence
  • Independence
  • Compassionate
  • Communication
  • Deep faith
  • High intellect

The wolf is an incredible communicator. By using touch, body movements, eye contact as well as many complex vocal expressions – the wolf makes his point understood.

Raven: Contemplative

The raven is considered to be one of the oldest and wisest of all animals. Ravens were the favorite bird of the god Lludd, the Celtic god of artists
and artisans.

The raven is featured as a vital messenger of wisdom and prophesy.

Celtic war goddesses often took the form
of a raven.

“There is wisdom in a raven’s head.” – Gaelic Proverb

  • War
  • Magic
  • Memory
  • Secrets
  • Oracle
  • Shadow
  • Prophecy
  • Military
  • Protection

It does not second guess its needs. The Celtic raven means: Be opportunistic, don’t listen to the fear, be brave.

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