Location: Legacy Fitness Gym 2231 S. Loop 288
Kenpo is a form of self-defense. All the moves and techniques are defensive, used to protect oneself from an attack. Kenpo simply put is " pure intelligence of thought and motion." Mr. Parker added concepts, theories, principles, and innovations that had never been used in other systems. These innovations are what make Mr. Parker's system unique, practical, logical, realistic and applicable. Parker Kenpo has often been referred to as the "University of Martial Arts". Starting with the student's very first lesson they begin to learn not only the physical aspect of a technique, but and understanding of why and how that technique works. The Parker Kenpo System employs linear as well as circular movements, utilizing intermittent power when and where needed, interspersed with minor and major moves that flow with continuity. It is flexible in thought and action, allowing one to "act" upon any situation one may encounter instead of "re-acting" to the situation
2:30PM - 3:30PM
2:30 PM-3:30 PM
7:00 - 8:00 pm
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Testing: 1st Sat of every month, 3rd Sat of every month at the Denton location.
Teens - Adults - Prospective Studentsare required to take a Mini Introductory Course. This Course consists of private lessons and an evaluation of how the student likes Kenpo Karate, UMAATC and Sifu Mack's method of instruction. The fee for the Introductory Course is $29. All prospective students are asked to observe at least one lesson before they sign up for an Introductory Course.
New Students - Once a person is accepted as a student of UMAATC they (and their parents of under the age of 17) are asked to make a Mental, Physical, and Financial Commitment for at least 1 year. At UMAATC we feel that it takes at least one year for one to decide if Kenpo Karate is for them and if they are for Kenpo Karate.
UMAATC is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit School as such we have a Parent / Adult Student Council, and Teen Council which serves as the equilivent to a PTA. All parents, adult students and teens are expected to attend and be actively involved in these councils.