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COMING SOON
My good friend Marcelo will be offering BJJ classes on Wed. and Fri. nights @ 7pm... more to follow!

 

Congratulations
Congratulations are due for the following black belts 
 Sensei Andrew D. SANDAN
Sensei Mike R. SANDAN
 David H. SHODAN
These fine Martial Artist demonstrate competency in all areas of our art at the highest level and received their new rank in Ping Shen Tao . Their examination of 4 hour test was held at the Pence Self-Defense Academy 3/4/2012.
Also A special thanks to the their black belt Brothers who helped out all day
Trev, Chris, & Shawn! I'm very proud of all of you.

First Thoughts...

From the Desk & Mat of :

The Pence Self-Defense Academy
I have been a practitioner of the arts most of my life and have never lost my love or fascination for the diversity of the martial arts. 20 Year ago I began an intensive research into martail way. I studied and summarized my families art and spent years writing and researching the arts within.

Now I have finally published the 1st book on Ping Shen Tao. In this text (over 100 pages)  you will learn about the many arts I have had the chance to study with some of the top masters of the world.

This book is an overview of what is taught within the walls of our Academy and is no substitute for the training within, however it’s a great reference for the serious practitioner. 

It should also be noted that this is not a rule book for the martial arts as a whole but a guide book on how our Family’s Academy is run. The opinions in this book are mine and with much research behind me, at this
date, this is what I know to be true. As time passes, I’m sure I will have grown more and reserve the right to change my mind as we all should as true martial scientists, hence the name of this book “First Thoughts”.
Certainly there will be more to come.
My goal is simple; to spread the Arts to as many people as possible, to share the good values of the Martial Arts, to help people reach high, yet attainable goals, and develop themselves as a people. Finally, I claim to be nothing but a man who has found a love for passing on the good that I have received
from some of the greatest martial artists from around the world. Along with the love of my wife Jacqui and  three children, it is what drives me and completes me. I would like to thank all who have helped me "along
the path"... my Teachers, Friends, & all the members of my Martial Arts Family. 
Yours in the Arts;  Kevin Pence Sr. Sensei


PLEASE HIT THE
CONTACT  PAGE TO GET YOUR SIGNED COPY TODAY!

 
 
 
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
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VISIONARY
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P.S.D.A.Black Belts

ROKUDAN
KEVIN P. **********6th Deg Black Belt ROKUDAN


GODAN

YONDAN

BRYON P. *********4th Deg Black Belt YONDAN - Sensei

SANDAN
SCOTT T. ******** 3rd Deg Black Belt SANDAN- Sensei
MATT W.*********3rd Deg Black Belt SANDAN
TREVOR F. ***********3rd Deg. Black Belt SANDAN
MIKE R. ***********2nd Deg. Black Belt SANDAN - Sensei
ANDREW D. *********2nd Deg. Black Belt SANDAN - Sensei

NIDAN

ADRIAN C . *************2nd Deg. Black Belt NIDAN
NISARG C.************2nd Deg. Black Belt NIDAN
TOM A. ***************2nd Deg Black Belt NIDAN

NUKE G. *************2nd Deg. Black Belt NIDAN

SAI G.**************2nd Deg. Black Belt NIDAN
SRAVIA G. **********2nd Deg. Black Belt NIDAN
KAT P. *************2nd Deg. Black Belt NIDAN

SHODAN
WALLY H. ***********1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
STEVEN G. ***********1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
ABU T. ***********1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
DILLON S. ***********1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
JOE L. *************1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
KATHY P. *************1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
SHAWN G. ************1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
ALEX Mc. *********1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
MIKE L.**************1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
KUNAL **************1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
KRISHNA S. *********1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
JIMMY W.*********1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
CHRIS B..*********1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
SHAWN B.*********1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
JANUK.*********1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
DAVID H.*********1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN

The above said rank of all these fine students are current ranks as of 3-4-2012.

*Blue indicates that the Student is not certified at this time.

ANINDITA D.****1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
VIJAY.***********1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
KEN E.**********1st Deg Black Belt SHODAN
CURTIS *******1st Deg Jr.Black Belt SHODAN
CHRISTINE Y.***1st Deg Jr. Black Belt SHODAN
JEFF Y.*********1st Deg Jr. Black Belt SHODAN
MAYONK **********1st Deg Jr. Black Belt SHODAN
RAGHAV T. *********1st Deg Jr. Black Belt SHODAN
RUSHAB T. ********1st Deg Jr. Black Belt SHODAN
NICK S. ***************1st Deg Jr. Black Belt SHODAN
PAUL K. **************1st Deg Jr. Black Belt SHODAN
AKASH M . ********1st Deg Jr. Black Belt SHODAN
RICHA C.***********1st Deg Jr. Black Belt SHODAN
MAYONK **********1st Deg Jr. Black Belt SHODAN
CORINA S.***************1st Deg Jr.
DEEP D.****************1st deg. Jr.
KRISTIE B.**************1st deg. Jr.


Shihan Nesta and the jr. Black Belts

NILA********BROWN 1st
DEVON**** BROWN 1st.
SANICHI******BROWN 1st
ALEX*********BROWN 1st
VICTORIA******BROWN 1st
RYIA*********BROWN 1st
 AKHIL**********BROWN 1st
SHERIF********BROWN 2nd
TANMAY********BROWN 2nd
D.W.***********BROWN 2nd
DEVIN**********BROWN 2nd
ROHAN******BROWN/ 2ND
DAVID*******BROWN 2ND
ASHISH***********BROWN 3RD
THOMAS******** BROWN 3RD
BRIAN*********BROWN 3RD
ABISHEK********BROWN 3RD
KEVIN*************BROWN 3RD
HANI****GREEN/BROWN
PRANAV*****GREEN/BROWN
ASHWINI******GREEN/BROWN
PRAVEEN***GREEN/BROWN
NATHAN***GREEN/BROWN
RISHI************GREEN
KYLE******* GREEN
THAMYA******** GREEN
STEVEN**********GREEN
NEVEAN*********GREEN
NATHAN*******GREEN
JASON********GREEN
BAILY******BLUE/GREEN
BRIAN************BLUE/GREEN
BOB M.*********BLUE GREEN
LARA Mc.********BLUE/GREEN
TAEKO*****BLUE/GREEN
NIKY********BLUE/GREEN
TAJAS*********BLUE 
KYLE*******BULE
SOUMYA********BLUE
PATRICK*********BLUE 
VISHNU********BLUE
PATRICK********BLUE
KEVIN***********BLUE
JIMMY*******BLUE
VARUN***********BLUE
KEVIN************BLUE
PRANEV************BLUE
BRANDON***********BLUE
CHRIS***********BLUE
LOTSKO***********BLUE
NIKHIL************BLUE
KELLY***********BLUE
SHIVAM************BLUE
MUKUL********BLUE
PABLO*********BLUE
NISHA************BLUE
KAREN*********BLUE
AKSHAY***********BLUE
AMEYA********PURPLE
ASHLEY*********PURPLE
ANUSHA**********PURPLE
DEVIN**********PURPLE
ERIC***********PURPLE
ADITYA***********PURPLE
PARTH************PURPLE
SAMMY*******ORANGE 
VED**********ORANGE
ERIC*********ORANGE
BRIAN D************ORANGE
JIMMY**********ORANGE
ROHAN*******ORANGE
MARISSA*********ORANGE
DINA**********ORANGE
HALEY**************ORANGE
HUSSEIN*************ORANGE
CHERYL*********ORANGE
SHINJI*********ORANGE
LADISKO********ORANGE
JOATHAN*********ORANGE 
JACOB*************ORANGE
BILLY B**********ORANGE
ARRON P********ORANGE
BRIAN********ORANGE
NIHA********ORANGE
RIYA********YELLOW 
 MATT**********YELLOW
NICK************YELLOW
MATTHEW********YELLOW
TIM********YELLOW
KARINA***********YELLOW
PARTH**********YELLOW
ARYA N.*************YELLOW
LENWAL************YELLOW
MIRA***********YELLOW
 
HAKEEM*************WHITE
SAM*************WHITE
 

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   DAVID*******Black Belt 1st Deg.
PRANAV*****Black Belt 1st Deg.
PRAVEEN***Black Belt 1st Deg.
SHINICHI****Black Belt  1ST Deg.
RIYA********Black Belt 1ST
DEVON**** Brown 1st DEG.
MYONK*******Brown 1st. Degree
NILA*********Bown1ST.
MO*********Black Belt 1ST
ROHAN******BROWN/2ND HANI
****GREEN/BROWN
NATHAN***GREEN/BROWN
NEVEAN*********GREEN
NATHAN*******GREEN
          ABISHEK********GREEN/BROWN
JASON********GREEN
ASHWINI******GREEN/BROWN
BAILY******BLUE/GREEN
TAEKO*****Brown
NIKY********BLUE/GREEN
VARUN***********BLUE
KEVIN************BLUE
PRANEV************BLUE
BRANDON***********BLUE
CHRIS***********BLUE

CHRIS***********BLUE

CHRIS***********BLUE
KEVIN************BLUE
PRANEV************BLUE
BRANDON***********BLUE
CHRIS***********BLUE

CHRIS***********BLUE

CHRIS***********BLUE
KEVIN************BLUE
PRANEV************BLUE
BRANDON***********BLUE
CHRIS***********BLUE

CHRIS***********BLUE

CHRIS***********BLUE
LOTSKO***********BLUE
KELLY***********BLUE
MUKUL********BLUE
PABLO*********BLUE
KAREN*********BLUE
AMEYA********PURPLE
ASHLEY*********PURPLE
ANUSHA**********PURPLE
NIKHIL************BLUE
ADITYA***********PURPLE
NISHA************BLUE
PARTH************PURPLE
SAMMY*******ORANGE 
VED**********ORANGE
ERIC*********ORANGE
BRIAN D************ORANGE
JIMMY**********ORANGE
ROHAN*******ORANGE
TIM********YELLOW
MARISSA*********ORANGE
DINA**********ORANGE
HALEY**************ORANGE
HUSSEIN*************ORANGE
KARINA***********WHITE
PARTH**********WHITE
ARYA N.*************YELLOW
JIMMY**********ORANGE
ROHAN*******ORANGE
TIM********YELLOW
MARISSA*********ORANGE
DINA**********ORANGE
HALEY**************ORANGE
HUSSEIN*************ORANGE
KARINA***********WHITE
PARTH**********WHITE
ARYA N.*************YELLOW

ADULT TESTING
 
 MARK R. ***BROWN
ASHISH********BROWN1st
MARY***********BLUE
ALLISA**********BLUE
ABU**********BLACK 1ST DEGREE
CATARINA******BLUE/GREEN
SUSZANA******BLUE/GREEN
SIMON*********ORANGE
HOLLY B.********GREEN /BROWN
JEANNE******PURPLE
RAJEAN*******WHITE
ERIC********BROWN 2ND
MICHAEL********WHITE
CHET*******PURPLE
KEVIN R.********PURPLE
MIKE S.********PURPLE
DOUG**********PURPLE
MIKE G.*********PURPLE
PETER**********PURPLE
EDDIE**********PURPLE
JEN*************YELLOW
MICHELE********PURPLE
WANYE**********YELLOW
CLAIRE**********YELLOW
BRIAN**********YELLOW
JOE************YELLOW
JENNIE**********PURPLE
KELLY********YELLOW
JAMIE********YELLOW
PAMELA********PURPLE
 
Congrats to all! 
 
 


Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High 34F 37F 46F 57F 68F 77F 82F 80F 72F 62F 50F 38F
Avg. Low 14F 16F 25F 34F 44F 53F 59F 57F 49F 38F 30F 20F
Mean 25F 27F 36F 46F 56F 65F 71F 69F 61F 51F 41F 29F
Avg. Precip. 3.90 in 3.80 in 4.10 in 4.00 in 3.80 in 3.50 in 3.20 in 3.50 in 3.50 in 4.00 in 4.90 in 4.60 in
Record High 66F
(1995)
72F
(1997)
92F
(1998)
93F
(1990)
94F
(1979)
96F
(1999)
99F
(1977)
105F
(1975)
95F
(1983)
89F
(1963)
80F
(1994)
78F
(1998)
Record Low -21F
(1961)
-15F
(1967)
-9F
(1967)
13F
(1964)
25F
(1966)
33F
(1964)
41F
(1965)
32F
(1965)
26F
(1965)
16F
(1966)
-2F
(1989)
-14F
(1980)

BURLINGTON RECORDS

OLD NEWS

Congratulations
Congratulations to the following Kempo black belts who received their Black Belt in Yoshitsune Combat Ju Jitsu on June 15, 2009 from Soke Michael DePasquale Jr. after completing the Shodan Certification. These five martial artist from various schools and concentrations excelled and formed a new brotherhood between them. After a final weekend of training more than 80 hrs. their 4 hour test was held at the Pence Self-Defense Academy. The examination, Soke Depasquale and Three of his "Top Guys" who flew in from up and down the Eastern Seaboard . They proved that hard work and dedication truly pays off.

In addition Kevin Pence Sr. of the Pence Self-Defense Academy received his 2nd Deg. Black belt in the art of Yoshitsune Combat Ju Jitsu from Soke Michael DePasquale Jr.

Kevin Pence Sr.

Jesse E. Dwire IV

Mark J. Chiungos, DC

Michael Knox

Julie Shea

Andrew DeSalvo

Best of Surveys

PSD Kali Demo Team 2008

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FMA DEMO A BIG HIT
The BKP was celebrating their 10Th anniversary with a cultural show. Lea Sison the Executive Director of the BKP ask if some of our Demo Team would  do a demonstration on F.M.A. (Filipino Martial Arts) on April 26, 2008 in Acton/Boxborough High School auditorium at 7pm. The Team showed many aspects of the FMA in the 15 min. display ...from double and single - stick to stick, blade to blade, to empty hand and Karambit the team did the art and the Academy proud!
 OUR THANKS TO ALL
Andrew, Trevor, Victoria, Alex, Kat, & David. 
BKP, Inc.( Bagong Kulturang Pinoy) is a 501 C 3 non- profit organization with a mission to create a reading culture among the poor children in the Philippines by sending books to 100 mini-libraries and training teachers to have a CLE read aloud program.
For more information, please visit
www.aklatan.com
 
 
 

KJ's Yellow Belt  and PROUD Dad

Notice to all
3/30/2008 KJ Pence recived his first rank in the Martial Arts. The world should start to prepare from now!

Soke Depasquale and Sensei

BROUGHT TOGETHER

Congratulations to the following members of the W.M.A.F. who recevied their Black Belt in Yoshitsune Combat Ju Jitsu on December 9, 2007 from Soke Michael DePasquale Jr. after completing the Shodan Certification. These eight martial artist from various schools and concentratrions excelled and formed a new brotherhood between them. After a final weekend of training more than 20 hrs. their 4 hour test was held at Kwons Martial Arts , administered by Soke and 4 of his "top guys" who flew in from around the country. They  proved that hard work and dedication truly pays off.

James Alty, Cosmo Bisazza, Patrick Cody, Mike Souza, Kevin Pence,Tom Alessi, Nuke Goldstein, and Jeff Davis

 

 W.M.A.F 2008 Black Belt Hall of Fame and  Seminar extravaganza !

Date:  Saturday March 1, 2008

Place: Sheraton Ferncroft Coco Beach Resort Danvers Ma. 01923

Do not miss out on this spectacular event where we will show case some of the best martial artitst on the East Coast.

Seminars will go on all day covering various arts and topics followed by the banquet at night where we will be inducting our new Hall of Fame Members.

More information including registration forms and ballots will be available the first week in December.

Also we will have a block of rooms set aside a very special price and also an unbelivable price for family's who wish to get passes to the only indoor water park in the state.

This is promised to be fun for the entire family!

For more information feel free to call Jacqui - 978-815-0761

or Cheryl -617-721-4909

 

  Congratulations to Shihan Tim Barchard on his recent promotion to 6th Dan.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO SHIHAN LIMA!

Shihan Al Lima promoted to Rokudan (6th degree black belt).
On March 25th, 2007 during intermission of a karate tournament held by Al Lima’s Studio Of Self-Defense students, staff and spectators were treated to a special event. During a promotion ceremony held for students and staff Shihan Al Lima was promoted to 6th degree black belt by Kyoshi Herman Ocasio.

The promotion was a accumulation of 33 years of martial arts training and over 25 years of martial arts instruction.

 

Promoting Inter-Art Relations

We advocate Martial Arts training as one aspect of a balanced, life-long pursuit of physical, mental and spiritual health. We are active in  promoting of good citizenship and community within all arts. Other Arts organizations, their instructors and practitioners are not viewed as competition, but rather as our extended, and honored family.

With that being said we would like to extend an invitation to all W.M.A.F. schools to an open Black Belt work-out that we will be having every Wednesday night at Pence Self-Defense at 8:oo p.m.. Come on down and share or just work-out with us . There is no set curriculum nor is there any style we won't try. Cross training with each other is one of the best ways to make this organization grow stronger.

If you have any other questions feel free to call us at

1 - (877) KARATE - USA

877-527-2838

OUSS!

Mugger foiled by blind judo expert

Reuters | Tuesday, 11 September 2007

A blind judo expert has astounded a mugger by pinning him to the ground after he tried to steal his cigarettes in Germany.

The assailant, a 17-year-old man of Asian origin, spotted the 33-year-old, who police identified only as Emil E, at a train station in the southwestern town of Giessen and thought he would be easy prey, police spokesman Rolf Wellershausen said.

But what the attacker did not know, the spokesman said, was that his victim was a world-class blind judo wrestler.

The 17-year-old threatened the blind man, then punched him in the face, at which point the martial artist flipped him and held him down until police arrived.

 

 

KUNTAO SILAT SEMINAR
WITH BAPAK WILLEM DE THOUARS

DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2007

TIME: 10:00AM TO 12:00PM AND 2:00PM TO 4:00PM

COST: $65.00 HALF DAY / $100.00 WHOLE DAY 

PAID BY MONDAY AUGUST 27, 2007 

$75.00 HALF DAY / $120.00 WHOLE DAY 

AT THE DOOR (CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR)

Congratulations to recent WMAF members on their promotions!
 
Joe Nesta - 10th Dan
Paul Cervizzi - 8th Dan
Michael Woods - 5th Dan
 
 
 

 Welcome to "2007 New WMAF Members"
 
Jeff Jones- Middleton MA.
Craig's Kempo - Craig Craig
Tokyo Joe's  Studio -Eric Menard
Professional Martial Arts Academy- Mark Warner
Karate Pro Dojo- Kevin O'Connor
Agostini's Academy of Martial arts & Fitness- John Agostini
Professional Martial Arts Academy- Tim Barchard
 

Pence Self-defense test 07

NEW Black Belts
 
On June 3rd 2007 many years of training become a dream come true for four of the most dedicated students I have ever had the privliage of training. All were awarded the rank of  black belt 1st Deg. and the title of "Shodan". The test was overseen by a distinguished board of  more than 50 Deg. of Black Belt.
          Congrats to all of these fine men and great Martial Artist !!       from all of us at the dojo.
Mike R.
Wally H.
 Abu T.
  Dillon S.
Pics comming soon!

Thanks Guys!!!!!!!!!!

 
 

 
Thanks To YOU!!! 
On May 18th 2007 Soke Michale DePasquale Jr.  promoted both  Mike Fitzgerald  and myself to the rank of 5th Dan and Shihan Mike to 8th Dan. The test took place here at the Pence Self Defense Academy in Burlington, MA.. Some of the areas top masters were in attendance.
My thanks goes to all of them as well as my Ukes and my Family for all of the support I've been give over the years.
 
 

Tournament Time
Thank you to everyone that made it to the WMAF Tournament. Many of our students took 1st 2nd, 3rd,and  4th place! I thought it was a great start to the 2007 Season.
There were many exciting and positive moments at 2007 Spring Tourny.
  Thanks to Jeneane, Tom, & Nuke as well as their whole families and all the generous P.S.D. people whom made that happen. Well run tournaments and positive experiences like this that make the W.M.A.F. the best martial arts tournament organization in New England.
Remember that the next tournament is the last Sun. of Oct. 2OO7. 
 
 
 

Web home of Crystal Coast Kempo Karate

  The home of Crystal Coast Kempo Karate has a NEW location.
My brother Sensei Bryon's Dojo is moving to the Cummings Center in Beverly, MA *Building 100 / Suite 120-F
*Grand Opening date:   May 1st
New classes and times will be added!

The 1st Kali Workout/Trip of the year Jan. 31st 2007
double baston & single baston 
All Black Belts & Adult Students Welcome
EVENT WILL BE HELD AT
MARTIAL ARTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
53 MASON STREET
SALEM MA. 01970

Guros MICHAEL AND MAY
978 335 4865

kubaton

Kubaton Seminar

to learn street smart self-defense for both men and women!

 
The "Kubaton" or Pocket Stick is a clever addition to our keychain. While the kubaton looks like an ordinary keychain, it's one of the most overlooked, effective, practical, inexpensive legal personal protection devices .
 They are great for jabbing, pressure points and gouging.  Measuring 5 inches in length, it’s long enough where you can use your keys as a weapon by snapping or side lashing them against an assailant without your hand being injury. 
 Mr. Pence shows you how to use the pocket stick against various strikes, grab and holds. His comprehensive drills train you to use the pocket stick rapidly and accurately, create your muscle memory. Sensei teaches in a way that's fun and easy to learn.  Get the average over the bad guy!
DATE =  Wednesday January 17, 2007
TIME = 7:30 p.m. "On the Nose"       
CLINIC COST = $20.00 INCLUDES KOUBATON
PLACE = Pence Self-Defense

         Kubotan Q & A       
 
The self-defense Kubaton keychain is discrete, unassuming, and convenient.  If the Kubaton keychain is used properly, it can dramatically increase the odds of surviving  from a life-threatening assault. The best part of the Tool is... it is the most common thing that you carry in your hand when coming or going from your vehicle, home or your work . You carry your keys in your day-to-day life on the Kubaton as a keychain, therefore you will have it in your hand more than any other object.
Never forget, your brain is your primary tool for staying safe, not a keychain. Your mental, and physical development determines your ability to avoid, detect and to deal with danger  effectively when it does arise.
 
The kubotan has its limitations.The keychain is just one more tool in your "self-defense tool box."  In dealing with opponents under the influence of alcohol  or drugs, both their pain threshold and adrenaline responses will be different. Some may not react to pain at all. In addition, opponents with serious mental health problems often fail to react normally to pain.
 
The self-defense techniques with the kubotan are extremely simple. They work by trapping the nerves  between the two hard surfaces, these being the stick and one of the opponent's bones. When carried out properly, pain is excruciating but, leaving no lasting injury. Impact points suitable for the kubaton run along the spine, many over the chest, and solar plexus, as well as pressure points along the arms and legs. Other, more damaging points include the throat, eyes, and groin - but there are no guarantees that using the kubaton into these locations will not leave some permanent injury.
 The kubaton can be used as a jabbing or striking weapon. It has two different usable impact surfaces: the keys and the shaft. The kubaton can be delivered underhand or overhand while strikes can be delivered using a swing or jabbing technique. These techniques include Jab with Keys, Jab with Shaft, Underhand Swing with Keys, Overhand Swing with Keys, Underhand Swing with Shaft, Overhand Swing with Shaft, and so many more.
 
F.A.Q.
 
1. Will it be immediately available when I need it? YES  
2. Is it legal to carry? YES
3.Will I carry it all the time? YES
4 Is it all I will ever need to defensed myself? NO,its just a good tool!
Lastly...
 
"The more you work in here, the less you bleed on the out there".
KP sensei
 
 

Even the Grinch wants to spar!

  GIVE THE GIFT OF SELF-DEFENSE
Get your Gift Certificates
now for the holidays
Special Offer:

"FREE" UNIFORM: &"FREE" STUDENT WORKBOOK :

 NEW STUDENTS ONLY Offer good till 1-31-2007

Dojo closed on Sun.& Mon. the 25th dec.

 

 

4th Depasquale Gathering + Goldberg Sim. 2006

 
KUNTAO SILAT SEMINAR
WITH BAPAK WILLEM DE THOUARS

DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2007

TIME: 10:00AM TO 12:00PM AND 2:00PM TO 4:00PM

COST: $65.00 HALF DAY / $100.00 WHOLE DAY 

PAID BY MONDAY AUGUST 27, 2007 

$75.00 HALF DAY / $120.00 WHOLE DAY 

AT THE DOOR (CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR)

The 1st Kali Workout/Trip of the year Jan. 31st 2007
double baston & single baston 
All Black Belts & Adult Students Welcome
EVENT WILL BE HELD AT
MARTIAL ARTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
53 MASON STREET
SALEM MA. 01970

Guros MICHAEL AND MAY
978 335 4865


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FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS
TRIBAL LEADER MEETING AND SEMINAR

FIRST SESSION : Sunday Sept. 10, 2006
11:00am - 12:30pm double baston
12:30 - 1:30pm lunch and meeting
12:30pm - 3:00pm single baston

*****************************************
 
PENCAK SILAT SEMINAR
INDONESIAN MARTIAL ARTS
BARINGIN SAKTI (HARIMAU) PENCAK SILAT

By: Guru EDWARD LEBE from West Java, Indonesia

SATURDAY  OCTOBER 21, 2006
10:00AM TO 12:00PM
AND
2:00PM TO 4:00PM


KALI SEMINAR 
FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS (ARNIS KALI ESCRIMA)
DEKITI TIRSIA SIRADAS KALI 

Grandtuhon JERSON "NENE" TORTAL from Negros occ. Philippines

Saturday November 4, 2006
10:00AM TO 12:00PM
AND
 2:00PM TO 4:00PM
 
GRANDTUHON'S BURLINGTON DOJO DATE Nov. 8th at 730 pm.
 
 
AMOK!

AMOK! KNIFE FIGHTING SEMINAR
WITH  AMOK! FOUNDER
TOM SOTIS
MONDAY JUNE 12, 2006 7:00PM TO 9:00PM  
  FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTERED
 PLEASE CONTACT:
Guros MICHAEL AND MAY 978 335 4865
 
 EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT
MARTIAL ARTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
53 MASON STREET, SUITE 201
SALEM MA. 01970

 

The M.A.R.I. sim. 2004
Getting sticky!

OVERNIGHT WORKOUT
AUGUST 27, SATURDAY
8:30PM - 8:30AM
THE OVERNIGHT WORKOUT WILL BE TAUGHT BY DIFFERENT INSTRUCTORS WITH VARIOUS MARTIAL ARTS BACKGROUNDS. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO  EVERYONE WITH OR WITHOUT EXPERIENCE. THERE WILL BE A $10 FEE. REFRESHMENTS ARE POTLUCK. PLEASE BRING TO SHARE.

ALL EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT
MARTIAL ARTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
53 MASON STREET, SUITE 201
SALEM MA. 01970

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7th Annual International Martial Arts Weekend Tropicana Casino & Resort, Atlantic City, NJ.

September 8th, 2006 New York City

      The “SAFEST” place in the world in 2007 has already been selected, and everyone is invited!
      On January 5, & 6th 2007 the world’s largest gathering of Martial Arts Superstars, Film & Combat Celebrities, and Renowned Masters from around the world once again will gather, to meet, greet and share with the thousands who congregate from around the globe.

      Conceived and hosted by Action Martial Arts Magazine in conjunction with The Creative Impressions Group; the event includes a Two day Trade Show as well as what is commonly termed “The Academy Awards of Martial Arts." This combined event is listed as both the largest single Banquet Gala in Atlantic City and the world’s largest assembly of Celebrities, Champions, Suppliers and Movers and Shakers in Martial Arts. In addition there will be a world rated martial arts competition entitled “The War at the Shore," which will be held on Sunday, Jan 7th in close proximity.

      This year’s event has widened to feature renowned personalities from all over the globe. All trade show attendees will be treated to Free “Hands On” workshops from every conceivable martial arts style; as well as stunning and spectacular Main Stage Demonstrations of Weapons, Breaking and Empty Handed Self Defense.

      In addition, Spectators will learn of the newest advances in Training, Equipment and Entertainment opportunities related to the Action Genre. This wide and diverse insider’s information will also include Top Action attractions from New Line Cinema, and spectators will watch Actual filming at the event for both Don Wilson’s Feature Film “Sci Fighter II”, as well as “The Next Martial Arts Superstar”, a new reality TV offering that will be mixing it up “LIVE” as our trade show venues join in!

      Martial Arts Media from around the world are invited, and most will be on hand to both report and interact with spectators and superstars alike. Publishers include America’s Black Belt Magazine, Martial Arts World, American Samurai and Martial Arts Success, as well as Tap Out (formally Body Guard) magazine. Association leaders like the National Assoc. of Professional Martial Arts and the Martial Arts Teachers Association, & the British National Martial Arts Association, are also on hand to inform and educate.

      The Hall of Fame Gala is already on its way to its annual sell out crowd. Each year over 1400 of the world’s top martial artists spend the evening in Black Tie to celebrate share with all in attendance. The evening includes great food, great memories from martial arts “living legends”; & the opportunity to meet greet and just maybe, dance with your favorite from stage, screen or TV.

      A small sampling of our anticipated featured guests include (but are not limited to) Joe Piscopo, Cary Tagawa (Mortal Combat), Karen Sheperd, Cynthia Rothrock, Chuck Zito (Oz), Don (the Dragon) Wilson, Bill (Superfoot) Wallace, Dan Severn (Universal Fighting Championship), Phil Morris (Mission Impossible), Bob Wall (Enter the Dragon), and very many more.

Trade Show hours are:

  • Friday 10 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 10 AM – 4 :00 PM
    Trade Show Spectator passes are $ 20.00 for Friday, only $ 35.00 for Saturday, and only $ 45.00 for a two day pass.
    All Trade Show passes include any/all free workshops and Stage demos scheduled within the trade show area.
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    Filipino Martial Arts Seminar  "Tuhon Nene"

     
     
     
     
    Filipino Martial Arts Seminar
     Tuhon (Grandmaster) Jerson "Nene" Tortal
    Wednesday, November 8, 2006
    With a sense of gratitude and humility the students of Pence Defense where given an early Christmas present when Tuhon Nene visited the school on Wednesday. We all stood with jaws dropped at his lightnening fast moves and flexibilty. Not bad for a man of almost 70 years old. Tuhan Nene ended the night with some words of wisdom for the guys to take home. He said we should all learn from eachother, never critisize and always carry a big knife. (lol)

    Grandtuhon Jerson "Nene" Tortal
    Born and resides in the island of Negros Occ. Philippines. He is a grandmaster of Dekiti Tirsia Siradas Kali and president of Philippines Arnis Kali Escrima martial arts federation international.


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    BARINGIN SAKTI "HARIMAU" PENCAK SILAT SEMINAR
    Sat.  Oct. 21, 2006
    Mike and May Williams and the gang at M.A.R.I. have done it again! Here on a tour of the U.S. Guru Edward Lebe from West Java, Indonesia taveled from the other side of the world to give us a very rare treat, he shared his 45 + years of martial arts training with a group of about 30 willing Students, ( not all from the school of "Silat"  But all from of the school of learning). In the frist 6hrs. of mat time we covered and un-covered much from the way of "HARIMAU" . The fun didn't stop there after a nice banquet at the Dandelion Green, it was back to the Burlington dojo for some more play this time lasting till mid-night!
    To see Guru Lebe's skills up close its hard to belive he's in his mid 60s, by his movement one might think he was in his young 20s!  
    We are all looking forward to get back to I.P.S.I. even more now that we got a fresh dose of Baringin Sakti !
    ........T-minus 11 mo. 6 days 22 hours !  

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    FMA-Digest Woman of the Year

    In recognition of the dedication, promotion and support of the Filipino Martial Arts.

    Guro May Williams

    Guro May Williams     Guro May Williams was born on May 20, 1970 in the small village of Negros. She is the youngest child with four brothers and one sister. May graduated from the University of Negros Occidental Recoletos Philippines with a degree in secondary education.
         May commenced her studies in the martial arts at the age of ten years old. At that age she didn’t know that what she was learning was martial arts. “They called it ‘Bastonanay’ which means stick fighting. The footwork was called ‘Atras Abante’ which means front step forward and backward.” May recalls that they used to practice in the backyard. They made a little arena out of coconut palm leaves. Children and adults were given this task; otherwise there would not have been a place to train. May started learning from the late Grandmaster Porferio Ronquillo, a World War II veteran. The style he taught was called Espada Y Daga and his instruction included Judo.
         In 1996, while May was waiting for the teachers’ board result, she worked temporarily at a hotel where she met her future husband Michael (Mike). He was attending a martial arts camp in Negros. The following year they were married. At that point, May started training seriously and since then has accompanied Mike on all his martial arts travel.
    In 1998, Mike and May established the Martial Arts Research Institute (MARI) - Arts of Southeast Asia in Salem, Massachusetts.

    They teach:

    • Pencak Silat, which is the Harimau Pasaman Minangkabau style of West Sumatra under Guru Edward Lebe.
    • Kuntao Silat of Bapak Willem and Ibu Joyce deThouars and Wes Tasker.
    • AMOK! Knife fighting (founder Tom Sotis).
    • Arnis-Kali-Escrima under Grandmaster Jerson Tortal; Grandmaster Remy Presas, Grandmaster Abraham Gubaton and Grandmaster Sabas Gubaton.
    • They also teach traditional Chinese Kung Fu.

         May is a certified instructor in Southwest Asian Martial Arts, Dekiti Tirsia Siradas Kali, Oido de Caburata, assistant instructor and East Coast contact of Baringin Sakti Pencak-Silat, student of Bapak Willem and Ibu Joyce de Thouars and Wes Tasker, and a student of AMOK! Knife fighting, and is also a student of both Sifu Jim Roselando and Sifu Henry Mui of Pin Sun Wing Chun.
         Mike and May continue researching, training and traveling. They teach many seminars at different schools and camps throughout New England. Every two years, MARIorganizes a training trip to Southeast Asia. Mike and May have been hosting these trips for the past nine years. The trips have always been successful, fun and memorable. MARI’s goals are to share their experiences, the unique culture and art through these trips to camps in Southeast Asia. Upon completion of the touring martial arts camp, May stays a few extra months to spend time with her family. She trains daily with her teachers that live nearby.
         It is May’s honor and pleasure to be able to continue to learn and gain more knowledge so as to be able to teach students outside of the Philippines with the same humility and pride towards the art as her teachers demonstrate. May strives to do her best to teach the same way as her teachers.
         Currently, Guro May Williams teaches at a pre-school and runs the Martial Arts Research Institute with her husband. In regional competitions, her students have taken the first, second and third place trophies for Pencak Silat. Aside from traditional training for children and adults, May is working with medical experts to develop a program specifically for children and adults with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder.

    Her contact information:

    Martial Arts Research Institute
    Guros Michael & May Williams
    53 Mason St. Suite 201
    Salem - 01970
    (978) 777-0586
    Email
    Website

    Soke Michael DePasquale, Sr
    Soke Michael DePasquale, Sr and Jr.

    Michael DePasquale Sr.

    1925 - 2006

    On September 23, 2006 at 1:30pm Soke Michael DePasquale, Sr. passed away. The world has lost a martial arts legend and pioneer. A loving husband, father and teacher he will be sadly missed by all.  information on memorial services

    Memorial Services Viewing will be

    Tuesday September 26   2:00pm - 4:00pm  &  7:00pm - 9:00pm At

    Becker Funeral Home 219 Kinderkamack Road Westwood, N.J. 07675

    201-664-0292

    Mass service will be Wednesday September 27  9:30am at

    Church of the Assumption 29 Jefferson Avenue Emerson, NJ 07630

    All are welcome

    Directions to the Church of Assumption

    From George Washington Bridge

    Take route #4 (West), to Kinderkamack Road, (Rt. #503).  Exit and proceed to traffic light.  Turn left at traffic light and proceed North to Emerson, New Jersey.  Go over R.R. Tracks.  Go two (2) blocks past traffic light after R.R. tracks.  Make right turn onto Jefferson Avenue.  Church of the Assumption is located off corner.

    From New York State Thruway

    Take the New York State Thruway to the Garden State Parkway exit, and proceed South, to exit #165.  Proceed towards Oradell, (East).  Take Ordell Avenue to Kinderkamack Road.  Make left onto Kinderkamack Road and proceed to emerson, New Jersey.  Go Over R.R. Tracks.  Go two (2) blocks past traffic light after R.R. Tracks.  Make right turn onto Jefferson Avenue.  Church of the Assumption is lcoated off corner.

    From Route #80

    Follow Route #80 to Garden State Parkway, North, take exit #165 and follow directions as above.

                                                                      Biography 

     Soke Michael DePasquale, Sr. has studied and trained in the Martial Arts since 1940. He is considered the "Father of American Ju-Jitsu," having founded one of the first Ju-Jitsu schools in the U.S., sanctioned by the Japanese Federation. Soke DePasquale is the Grandmaster of the International Federation Of Ju-Jutsuans (IFOJJ) and holder of the title of Soke. He holds a 10th degree Black Belt in Ju-Jitsu. His knowledge of the art of self-defense is unsurpassed.

    Shortly after his induction into the United States Army, at the onset of World War II, the senior Soke DePasquale was trained as a CID (Criminal Investigation Detachment) special agent.  Upon his return to America, Soke DePasquale did two things, which altered the course of both his life, and that of Martial Arts/Law Enforcement history. The first was to join the Long Island Railroad Police, in which he promptly became one of the most decorated law enforcement officials on the East Coast. The second was to bring the art of Ju-Jitsu to the United States as the American representative of the world headquarters of the Hakko Ryu Hombu in Japan.  The Shihan (Master) was also chosen to represent Martial Arts at the 1963 World’s Fair.

     After retiring from the Railroad Police, Soke DePasquale served as corporate security director for several large corporations prior to launching his own company called International Protection Systems Inc. As a whole, the company provided the business community of New Jersey with excellent service, including, Investigations, Consulting, and Uniformed Professional Security Officers Service. Soke"D" is a member of many professional organizations including the Fraternal Order of Police, American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, International Law Enforcement Association, Rockland County Shields and the National Law Enforcement Association. Soke DePasquale Sr. has been recognized as a leading advocate for professionalization through extensive candidate selection and training of the security officer service industry. Soke DePasquale has been profiled in New Jersey Business Magazine, Who's Who in Law Enforcement, the Sunday Herald, and has also been featured on WCBS-TV, and WWOR-TV. He has also been a licensed Private Detective since 1966.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    Soke DePasquale has been inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame and has earned innumerable awards in the Martial Arts. Soke DePasquale has been considered one of the top Ju-Jitsu parishioners in the world. He recently attended a Martial Arts exposition in Japan as the guest of honor of the Japanese Federation. Along with his many honors and titles he also holds the title of Professor of Martial Arts.
     Soke Michael DePasquale Sr. is in demand as a teacher, worldwide. He continues to travel to all parts of the world teaching self-defense for the average citizen, police defensive tactics to law enforcement agencies, such as the U.S. Marshall Service and the F.B.I., and the most advanced Martial Arts techniques to Black Belts. He is an expert in cane and stick fighting style of Hepi-Ryu.

    Soke DePasquale and his wife, Josephine, A 2ND degree karate Black Belt, recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. They reside in River Vale, New Jersey and have four grown sons and one grandchild.

    EXPERIENCE

    • Handled diplomatic security during several administrations
    • Played an integral role in the apprehension of several criminal consortiums that had plagued the Long Island Railroad.
    • Founded a Security company that provides security for international corporations
    • Trained several FBI and Law Enforcement personnel

    COMMUNICATIONS/MEDIA

     Soke DePasquale has a tremendous background in all aspects of communications, especially as concerns Anti-Terrorist instruction and bomb deactivation.  His extensive Counter-Terrorist seminars have added to the knowledge base of Law enforcement operatives throughout the nation.The Soke’s guest shots on his son, Ni Dai Soke Michael DePasquale Jr's anti-crime cable TV show, sponsored by FUMA, further underscored and highlighted his incredible store of wisdom regarding all things security.

     

     

     

     

     Ernest Lieb 10th dan
    Ernest H. Lieb


    Founder American Karate Association (AKA) 1964
    Founder and Chief Instructor of the American Karate System (AKS) 1973
    AKS Board Advisor and AKS World Council Member 2004


    September 22, 2006

    Very sad news from Lathen, Germany . . .

    It is with heavy hearts that we must inform you that Ernest Lieb and Charles Krum were involved in the high-speed German train crash and did not survive.  Also killed were Mattheas Augustijn, and Dagmar (Daggi) Wichterich who were German A.K.S. students.
    Sensei Lieb and Sgt. Krum were to attend a seminar hosted by the A.K.S. in Germany.
     
    LATHEN, Germany - A high-speed magnetic train traveling at nearly 125 mph crashed Friday (September 22nd) in northwestern Germany, killing 23 people in the first fatal wreck involving the high-tech system, officials said.

    The train, which runs primarily as a demonstration by its manufacturer, struck a maintenance vehicle that was carrying two workers on the elevated track. Mangled wreckage hung from the 13-foot-high track, with seats and other debris strewn below.

    Police put the death toll at 23 after a search of the crash site, about a half-mile from the station at the village of Melstrup. Officials also reported 10 people were injured.

    The train runs four days a week on the 20-mile test track between Doerpen and Lathen near the Dutch border. The maintenance car was regularly used to check and clear the elevated tracks of branches and other debris.  The passengers were believed to be employees and their friends and relatives.

     
     
    Please pray for the families and friends of these dear people.
     
     
     

     

    NEW MARI SITE
    Guro Mike and Mays new web-site
    CHECK IT OUT AT

    ADVANCED MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING!

    A SEMINAR PRESENTED BY THE W.M.A.F

    Who- Shihan Jim Alty 8th Dan

    When- Sunday AUG.20, 2006

    Time- 1:00PM- 3:00PM

    Cost- $30.00 per person

    Place- Pence Self-Defense

    226 Cambridge St. Burlington Ma. 01803

    Open to all W.M.A.F. school owners and their senior instructors of 3rd degree and up. This seminar is for the martial artist who is interested in training for the benefit of there future advancement in the martial arts and to secure the knowledge that they currently posses. This will be the first of several training seminars offered by the W.M.A.F.. Our goal is to be able to offer you the martial artist the ability to continue your martial arts education while running your own schools. This will also be a time for meeting other members and maybe be able to do some cross training. Space is very limited so get your registration in now. If you have any questions please contact: Jacqui Pence(978) 815-0761 or Cheryl Nadeau (617) 721-4909

    SUMMER KARATE WEEK!!!!!

    Sign up sheet is now up for summer Karate Week. The Dates will be August 7-11 Monday - Friday 9:OOam--3:00pm. Cost is $125.00 per week Pre-registration is a must only 15 slots will be available. Last years camp was a huge success. And this year promises to be even better.

    New School T-Shirts!!!!!!!

    New school t-shirt orders are now being taken. Order yours now the heat is upon us. Cost - $15.00 each all orders must be pre-paid. We will also be taking orders for shorts and tanks tops see miss Jacqui for more details.

    Private Special

    Buy three privates and get one free a $100.00 value for $75.00 a great way to perfect your art and get ready for your next belt promotion.

    R.I.P.

    1941-2006

    David German  recently celebrated his fiftieth year in the Martial Arts at age sixty-three and is recognized as a Judan, tenth degree, by over 20 worldwide martial arts organizations. He wrote, directed and starred in a television instructional series that ran over 700 half-hour segments from 1974-1981 (hint: The Art of Karate with...?). He is considered the highest paid martial demo performer in America, performing over a thousand martial shows in Las Vegas during the years 1962 to the present, as well as spending eight years performing a martial segment for the Las Vegas extravaganza Lido De Paris. He's an award-winning inventor of martial training equipment, a sports columnist, a radio personality and past president of the U.S. Stuntman's Association. He is a California state-licensed boxing trainer and owner of a rarely-licensed boxing gym. He has a series of four video tapes available through Panther Productions. He was featured on the cover of BLACK BELT Magazine twice in 1981 (once as the featured cover practitioner).

    Grandmaster David German Pasted away May 23, 2006  

    His funeral will be May 30, 2006 at 11:00 am

    The location: Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary  Hillside Chapel, Gate 17 3888 Workman Mill rd. Whittier, CA 90601 Phone: (562) 699-0921 There will be a viewing May 29, 2006 from 6:00 to 8:30 pmThis will be at the Mortuary building, gate 1 3888 Workman Mill Rd. Gates 1 and 17 are some where between 1 and 1 1/2 miles apart.

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    TRAVELING DEMOS
     
    The Pence Family traveled to Washington D.C. area on Spring break to perform two demonstrations of Ping Shen Tao. With the direction of their head instructor Sensei Kevin they showed the students the various techniques of modern and ancient times including Classic Kata, Ping Te, Kali twin baston, and even a special Bully prevention skit (that the Demo team students put together themselves) which brought the students to their feet. Sensei Kevin opened the floor for Q and A and the kids loved asking all kinds of questions about the history of the arts . The Principal and staff couldn't thank them enough and appreciated the Shaolin wooden bead bracelets that where given to all  as tokens of good will.
    J.P.

    click here to play a Sample of demo

    MARI KARAMBIT Sim.  Mar. 2006

    Mike Williams and M.A.R.I. Mar. 2006

    A BIT OF KARAMBIT
    Guro Mike Williams was invited to do a Karambit seminar on March 24, 2006 at the North Reading Martial Arts School Hosted by Bruce and Brett Gonzales. Guru Mike brought some of his instructors and students to assist in the seminar (Guro May Williiams, John Savage, Kevin Pence, and Carl Bremer). The Packed room was in awe from start to finish from the physical training to the history and facts that Guro shared with the participents. He also brought several authentic weapons which where actually brought back from trips to S.E. Asia.
    J.P.

    MARI KARAMBIT  SIM GROUP Mar 2006

    Jrs. Test Sunday april 30th 9:00 am sharp

    Buddy Day

     March 23, 2006 Bring a friend to class if that friend signs up for a membership you get $20.00

    WMAF Spring Tournament

    May 21, 2006 Reggie Lewis Center -Boston MA. See miss Jacqui for details and applications

    A GREAT FUN DAY FOR KIDS!!!!

    Vintage movie camera

    Movie theater popcorn popper

    Movie night is back!!!

     

    Parents!!!!!  Drop off the kids and give yourself a well deserved couple hours of free time.  Enjoy, relax and have some fun.

    May 5th, 2006 6:00-8:30p.m cost- $15.00 per child  Pizza, Popcorn and Movie

    Sign up now space is limited!

     

     

    WMAF Biz Seminar
     
    On May 5, 2006 the World Martial Arts Federation will be presenting a Business Seminar for all schools who wish to learn from a Shihan Don Rodrigues.  Don started with all of the basics and created one of the biggest and best Martial Art Schools on the East coast, the Don  Rodrigues Karate Academy in Warwick R.I.  Don is the coach of one of the most
    successful teams in sport karate (Team Paul Mitchell), and the Promoter of the Ocean State Grand Nationals.  Come to this seminar and learn how to  make your school grow!

    All participants will receive a FREE copy of the marketing book,
    "Guerilla Marketing," a must read for all business owners!
    Space is LIMITED and Pre-registration is required!
    Date: May 5, 2006
    Time: 10:00 a.m. -1:00pm
    Place: Rocky DiRico's School of Kenpo Karate
    32 Mill st. Arlington MA 02474
    Cost: $40.00-members
    $50.00-non members
    For more information or to reserve your spot for the seminar call : Cheryl Nadaeu (617)721-4909
    Jacqui Pence (978)815-0761

     

    NEW KALI PROGRAM

    Wednesday @7:30 p.m.

    What is Kali ?

    Kali is an ancient Philippine martial art, which is known by other names, such as  Escrima and Arnis. By the 16th Century, Kali was a highly developed, warrior art which was used against the invading Spanish. Primarily a weapon based art, Kali is a complete defense system. Kali features rapid-fire hand strikes along with elbows, knees, disarms, throws, and  locks. Emphasizing continuous flow and sensitivity skills over strength, it is a HIGHLY functional Art and will make any system more whole!

     

     

     

    Indo Dojo!
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    Going... going.... Gone!
    But, "I'II BE BACK"!
     
    Well this is it ....my adventure in South East. Asia.... Jakarta Indonesai : Negros and Manila, Pillippines. will begin Friday the 7th of Oct. . The cultural and historical side of the trip Alone is almost as exciting as the training  we will recive  from some of the worlds most respected martial arts masters!
     
    While I am gone, I will ask of each of you to not only trian as hard as I will be, but to also take a hard look at the knowlegde that you have at present. 

     Testing a memorized set of movements, is not good enough, that you own the movement.  , that is what I am looking forin my students.   I, can feel when the students have a movement in their body To get to that point it takes one thing.... work, work, work, and then when you are done more work ! The Dojo will be open ,just as always , so make sure you get here and "work it".

    Know that you will all be with me in my Travels! 

    Wish me luck!

    Yours in the Arts  K.P. Sr. Sensei

    TOYS FOR TOTS

    TOYS FOR TOTS
    THE DRIVE IS ON AND YOU CAN HELP A CHILD
     PUT A NEW TOY IN OUR "T.F.T." BOX  HERE AT THE DOJO
      While Toys for Tots Coordinators organize and manage the campaign, the ultimate success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people 
     LIKE YOU !
    Bringing a ray of hope to needy youngsters
     

    PENCE DEFENSE PARENTS SHOPPING DAY!!!

    ALL SHOPPERS WILL RECIEVE A FREE GIFT!!

    ON DECEMBER 11, 2005 FROM 2:00 PM -5:00 PM WE WILL HOLD A SHOPPING DAY FOR OUR PARENTS TO COME SHOPPING FOR THE KIDS AND ADULTS FOR X-MAS PRESENTS FROM STOCKING STUFFERS TO GI’S, TRAINING WEAPONS, KARATE SHOES, SPARRING GEAR AND MORE. SHOW SUPPORT FOR YOUR SCHOOL .

    SEE MISS JACQUI IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

     

     

     SHIHAN SPINK

     

     

    W.M.A.F.    NEWS

    The World Martial Arts Federation is proud to announce the promotion of Shihan Don Spink to the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt in Kempo Karate. Shihan Don Spink was promoted by Shihan Jim Alty with special permission from the Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu Black Belt Society. Shihan Alty is a Sr. Advisor to that organization and has been in close contact with them for special approval for Shihan Spinks promotion.

    Shihan Spink has been teaching and studying the martial arts for more than 30 years. He is Head Master for the East Coast Martial Arts Academy’s and has been one of the main driving forces behind the success of the WMAF tournaments and the The World Martial Arts Federation, Inc. as an organization. He was one of the 3 founding members of the World Martial Arts Federation, Inc. and helped it grow to what it is today. We would like to congratulate Shihan Spink and wish him continued success in the martial arts.

     

     

     

     

    nesta tom nuke me

    To Tom and Nuke , "it only gets better from here" . Thank-you for your exceptional loyalty and for proving yourself to be dedicated students of the arts. Congratulations on your promotion to the rank of Black Belt 1st dan's the title of Shodan "

    The path of the true student is lifelong,
    and mastery is often, simply staying on the path."Yours In The Arts, Sensei Kevin Pence Sr. this the 19th Day of September, 2005

    Enlightenment is realizing the fact that you and I and everyone else are looking for someone to save us from ourselves. And enlightenment is realizing that the someone you’re looking for is yourself.’

    "Peter Urban, father of American goju-ryu karate

    God bless.....

    Action Martial Arts Magazine's Hall of Fame

     
     
    After being called the "Academy Awards of Martial Arts" for the 5th year in a row, we sold out. Our Expo/Trade Show was an exciting idea with over 7,200 martial artists attending, enjoying more stars and martial art personalities than the year before. After this year's event, the wheels of progress started right away. What could we do to improve? Expand?

    Friday, 12:00PM - 5:00PM and Saturday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    Tropicana Hotel Convention Hall


    Action Martial Arts Magazine's International Expo/Trade Show (free to all banquet guests)
    • With up to 75 supply, manufacturer, information & organization booths
    • Free seminars by dozens of some of the world’s foremost experts in the martial arts
    • Dozens of stage shows, demos and guest speakers, Plus much, much more
    Saturday, 6:30PM - 10:30PM: Main Ballroom
    Saturday, 10:30PM - 12:00AM (after awards): Oldies Dance & Show


    Action Martial Arts Magazine's Hall of Fame & Spirit Awards Banquet 2006
    • World's Largest & Most Elite Hall of Fame (Black Tie for Inductees)
    • Dinner, Awards, Entertainment and Music

    Scheduled Events & Invited Stars

    Special guest for this year are: James Lew, Bill Wallace, Joe Piscopo, Phil Morris, Bob Wall, Don Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Eric Lee, Dan Severn, Christine Banon Rodrigues, Karen Sheperd, Chuck Zito, Frank Shamrock, Cary Tagawa, Richard Norton, Kathy Long, Stephen Hayes, Lewis & more.

    Seminars by: Cane Master Mark Shuey, Grm. John Pelligrini, Grm. Gary Alexander, Grm. Kimo Ferrera, Soke Koshiro Tanaka, Tom Peteri (CDT), Soke Papasan Canty, Shihan M. De Pasquale Jr., Rick Tucci, Stephen Hayes, Kathy Long, Bill Wallace, Don Wilson, Gary Wasnaski plus many more.

    (all names are subject to change due to scheduling)

    This FRIDAY evening, November 18, 2005
     
    FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!!
    Two seminars for one great price.
    Everyone attending MUST be pre-registered!! Call now to reserve your spot!
     
     
    SEMINAR WITH NI DAI SOKE MICHAEL DEPASQUALE, JR. 
    Also, Martial Arts Historian: Joe "Kenpo Joe" Rebelo 
     
    WMAF Members: $40.00
    Non-Members:$50.00
     
    Time:6:30pm-10:30pm
     
    Place: Rocky DiRico's School of Kenpo Karate  32 Mill St. Arlington, MA
     
    To reserve your spot (call and leave a message with # of people attending):
    Cheryl Nadeau 617-721-4909
    Jacqui Pence 978-815-0761
    All payment is due at the seminar.  Checks payable to WMAF, Inc. or CASH
                                                                              
     
     
     
     

    July 29, 2005-   Buisness seminar  on student retention given by Shihan Tim And  Bobby "Tokyo Joe" Lamatina 

    Place : Rocky DiRico's School of Kenpo Karate

    Time-10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Cost-$30.00

     

    SHIHAN ALTY

     

    September 10, 2005-  Black Belt Review

    2:00pm-New Horizon Karate & More

    360 West Boylston st.

    W Boylston Ma.

    cost-$25.00

    open to 1st degree browns and up, 4th degree and above will review seperately.

     FALL BACK INTO WEAPONS TRAINING
    Sunday Sept.11th
    SENSEI AND SHIHAN NESTA

     
     ANNUAL WEAPONS OPEN IN THE PARK
    Shihan Joe Nesta will hold a weapons siminar on the kama, bo, sai, jo, tonfa, bokken, & escrema This will a introduction to... handling, techniques and form. Fun for all levels. Bring your own weapons. See sensei if you need to for weapons. Drinks & refreshments provided. 
    Date; Sunday Sept. 11 2005
    Location; Pine banks park.  Main St. (Malden / Melrose line) Meet at Nick Cerio's Kenpo 525 Main St. Malden Ma. @ 830am 781 397 8090
    I hope to see all of my student for a fun day in the park!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

                             
    M.A.R.I. OVER NIGHT FEST
     
         On August 27, 2005 p.m. - to -a. m. 28th The Martial Arts Research Institute held its annual overnight work out. The night was a huge success; with congratulations going to Guru Mike and May Williams for being true Martial Hosts. The night began at approximetly 9:00pm with about 35 martial artists from around New England from many different styles including Kenpo/Kempo, WingChun, AMOK! Knife Fighting Guild, Combat Sambo and Submission wrestling. Kali . Some of our own Federation people (Cheryl Nadeau, John Savage, and Nathan Porter,) and Jesse Harden, Steve Perin, Karl Bramer, Tony Rosa, and myself  in attendence to show support to Guru Mike and May.  One of the coolest things was  each guest brought a favorite dish for a late night dinner and all had to take the floor to teach  something from there own school curriculum. 
     
    This was a true melting pot of  Martial Arts Excellence. maybe the best I have ever seen . I can't wait til next year!
     
     
     

    CLICK ABOVE

     Soke Michael De Pasquale Sr.
    80th B-DAY
     
    "These are the type of gathering that should happen every week...NO Egos just Brother and Sisterhood. Thanks to all envolved with this weekend! I know how much work it takes to pull of something of this size, and I commened
    you all! " Sensei KP
     
    IFOJJ SOKE Michael De Pasquale Sr. and his son successor Ni Dai Soke Michael De Pasquale Jr.
     Yoshitsune Jyu-Jitsu System both signed the Bushido Award that was presented to Sensei Kevin at the
    1st I.F.O.J.J. annual Legion of Honor just off the campas of the West Point "GO ARMY"

     Sensei Pence Shihan Paul @ Mike D. 2005
    Shihan Mike D. and Sensei Pence
    Shihan Mike D. and Sensei Pence

    purpose of the federation is to foster fraternity!

     

    FOR ALL THAT YOU MADE ME THINK ABOUT ...THANKS

    On October 7, 1998 at 2:50pm, the martial arts world lost one of the greatest leaders of our times. Professor Cerio passed away R.I.P. I remember coming in to the Dojo and seeing a picture of the Prof. set up  (in the front of the "back Dojo"at Master Carozzi's) with 10 candles all lit-up. I, like many had not known he was sick, as I had only met him a few times at seminars and tourneys. It was a short time later that I came to find a new hunger in my quest for knowledge in the Arts , I feel much of it is because I saw how young Prof. was when he passed and wanted to taste as much as I could before life caught up with me as it has a way of doing at the worst times!

    Ironically 7 years later on the same day On October 7 2005 , I will leave for Training for two weeks in South East Asia. To not only experience the culture but to learn authentic arts with the grandmasters of some of the oldest arts in the world.

     A Good friend of mine asked me not to long ago .... Why? , why do you want to go there?! What can you learn there that you can't learn here in the U.S.A.?

    I simply said... It's something I have to do, and if not now, when?

    some of the masters include

    TUHON JERSON NENE TORTAL OF THE DEKITI TIRSIA SIRADAS KALI GRANDMASTER ABRAHAM GUBATON

    MASTER GURU EDWARD LEBE OF BARINGIN SAKTI PENCAK SILAT AT IPSI ( IKATAN PENCAK SILAT INDONESIA)

    Guru Mike and May Williams have always been very kind to me and my family and it is my honor to be a part of this trip. I promise to bring home all that I can for all of us to share!

    more to come>>>>>>>

     

     

     FALL BACK INTO WEAPONS TRAINING
    Sunday Sept.11th

    Black Belt test 5/29/05

          Back in Black        

    Thank-you for your exceptional loyalty and for proving yourself to be a dedicated student of the arts. Congratulations on your promotion to the rank of Black Belt 1st and 2nd Degree

    "The path of the true student is lifelong,
    and mastery is often simply staying on the path."
    Yours In The Arts, Sensei Kevin Pence Sr.29th Day of May, 2005

    NEW SHODAN (1st deg.)           

    SAI, SRAVIA, NICK  STEWART, MAYONK,  AKASH, RICHA, KRISHNA AND KATHERINE

     NEW NIDAN (2nd deg.)            

    TREVOR and NISARG

    Shihan , Trevor, and Nisarg ,with Sensei Kevin
    Congrats Nidan X 2
    Congrats Nidan X 2

    Professor Nick Cerio Scholarships Awarded!

    On Behalf of the Professor Nick Cerio Legacy Memorial, it is our esteemed pleasure to announce that the Professor Nick Cerio Scholarships have been awarded.  The Scholarships are being given out to carry forth the 'Cerio Philosophy' of making the Martial Arts accessible to everyone who wishes to learn.  Professor Cerio gave selflessly of himself to help those in need.  To touch as many people as possible, the Scholarship was divided into ten equal parts.  These ten Scholarships have been awarded to the following schools and organizations to be given to a worthy recipient in the name of Professor Nick Cerio.  They are as follows:

    1.  Nick Cerio's Kenpo, Framingham, MA
    2.  Nick Cerio's Kenpo, Omaha, NE
    3.  Studios Unis of Quebec, Canada
    4.  World Martial Arts Federation (2 scholarships)
    5.  Choice Martial Arts, Everett, MA
    6.  Pence Self-Defense/United Kempo Karate, Burlington, MA
    7.  Don Rodrigues Karate Academy, Warwick, RI
    8.  Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense, Dallas, TX
    9.  Kensho-Ryu, Cumberland, RI

    Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Professor Nick Cerio Legacy Memorial and Scholarship.  You have helped carry on the dream of Professor Nick Cerio.

    With sincere thanks and gratitude,Nick Cerio's Kenpo and the World Martial Arts Federation

    **copied from http://www.nickcerioskenpo.com

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    Brothers frist... always... and forever!
    Sensei Bryon Pence
    Atlantic Beach N.C.

    Gone... but never forgotten!

    After many years of dedicated and loyal service to both GM. Carozzi's and Pence Self-Defense, my Brother Sensei Bryon is moving back to our home on  the eastern coast of North Carolina. While I will miss him , I'm proud to say he will finally have the Dojo he always dreamed of. CRYSTAL COAST KEMPO KARATE   will be the name of the new training facility. We will give you more details as Sensei Bryon gets set-up. My brother and I can't wait to have an exchange program set up so that our students may train together.

    Good luck my Brother, I hear the beach calling you! We will see you soon!

    OUS!

    Background: Sensei is a 4th Dan in San Chai Na Kempo, he also has trained in Wah Lam Kung fu and Tae Kwon Do. As well as being one heck of a student, he has trained many great martial artist himself.

    Sensei Pence Chuck Norris and Miss Jacqui
     
     
    NEWS FLASH
     Pence Self-Defense along with other W.M.A.F. Dojos donated the amount of $84,000.00 and presented a check to Chuck Norris himself for his Kick Start organization at the evening show of the 25 Annual Grand National Karate Championships in R.I., on the 9th of April 2005. Mr. Norris Thanks go out to all who made this kick-a-thon such a great event.
     
    Chuck Norris with the boys Mike and Trev
    Chuck Norris with the boys Mike and Trevor
    The M.A.R.I. sim. 2004
    Getting sticky!

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Martial Arts Research Institute NEWS!!!!
    UPCOMING EVENTS
     
    Prof. TOM SOTIS
    AMOK!
    KNIFE FIGHTING 
    SEMINAR
    DATE: MAY 22, SUNDAY
    TIME: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
    COST: $50
    ******************************
    GURO WES TASKER AND
    GURO STEVE LAMADE

    FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS
    PEKITI TIRSIA AND SAN MIGUEL ARNIS-KALI-ESCRIMA
    ESPADA Y DAGA (STICK & KNIFE)
    SEMINAR
    DATE: JUNE 4, SATURDAY
    TIME: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    COST: $60


    KUNTAO SILAT SEMINAR
     BY: BAPAK WILLEM DE THOUARS
    DATE: JUNE 18, SATURDAY
    TIME: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
    2:00PM - 4:00PM
    COST: $60 HALF DAY / $100
    WHOLE DAY (PAID BY JUNE 10)
     $75 half day / $120 whole day at door


    OVERNIGHT WORKOUT
    AUGUST 27, SATURDAY
    8:30PM - 8:30AM
    THE OVERNIGHT WORKOUT WILL BE TAUGHT BY DIFFERENT INSTRUCTORS WITH VARIOUS MARTIAL ARTS BACKGROUNDS. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO  EVERYONE WITH OR WITHOUT EXPERIENCE. THERE WILL BE A $10 FEE. REFRESHMENTS ARE POTLUCK. PLEASE BRING TO SHARE.
    ALL EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT
    MARTIAL ARTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    53 MASON STREET, SUITE 201
    SALEM MA. 01970
     
    TRAINING TRIP TO
    SOUTHEAST ASIA
    FALL 2005
    OCTOBER 7 TO OCTOBER 21
    PHILIPPINES AND INDONESIA 
    Train and learn authentic arts with the grandmasters. Experience the culture
     IN THE PHILIPPINES TRAVEL TO NEGROS OCC. AND TRAIN WITH GRAND TUHON JERSON NENE TORTAL OF THE DEKITI TIRSIA SIRADAS KALI AND WITH GRANDMASTER ABRAHAM GUBATON OF OIDO DE CABURATA ARNIS, THEN TRAVEL TO IFUGAO MOUNTAIN PROVINCE AND SEE THE RICE TERRACES AND MEET THE HEADHUNTER TRIBES.
    IN INDONESIA TRAVEL TO CITY OF JAKARTA IN WEST JAVA, STAY AT IPSI (IKATAN PENCAK SILAT INDONESIA) A PENCAK SILAT SCHOOL REGULATED BY INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT. TRAIN WITH MASTER GURU EDWARD LEBE OF BARINGIN SAKTI PENCAK SILAT !
     
     

     
    "JUDGE ME NOT BY WHAT I DO IN MOMENTS OF CONVIENCE AND COMFORT, BUT BY WHAT I DO IN MOMENTS OF CHALLENGE & CONFLICT."
     DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING

    Martial Arts Research Institute
    M.A.R.I.
    UPCOMING EVENTS
     
    Prof. TOM SOTIS
    AMOK!
    KNIFE FIGHTING 
    SEMINAR
    DATE: MAY 22, SUNDAY
    TIME: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
    COST: $50
    ******************************
    GURO WES TASKER AND
    GURO STEVE LAMADE

    FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS
    PEKITI TIRSIA AND SAN MIGUEL ARNIS-KALI-ESCRIMA
    ESPADA Y DAGA (STICK & KNIFE)
    SEMINAR
    DATE: JUNE 4, SATURDAY
    TIME: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    COST: $60


    KUNTAO SILAT SEMINAR
     BY: BAPAK WILLEM DE THOUARS
    DATE: JUNE 18, SATURDAY
    TIME: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
    2:00PM - 4:00PM
    COST: $60 HALF DAY / $100
    WHOLE DAY (PAID BY JUNE 10)
     $75 half day / $120 whole day at door

    kick start

    Chuck Norris
     kick-a-thon

    In a unique "Kick-A-Thon" held last week at Pence Self-Defense 226 Cambridge st Burlington Ma. Karate students of all ages received pledges from family, friends and sponsors to raise money for the .
    Pledges for the Kick-A-Thon were made on a "kick per minute" basis. Many of the talented students performed over 50 kicks a minute.

    Sensei Kevin's thanks go to all the familys that helped to make this event a great one. A total of $1,425 was raised from Pence Self-Defense alone and will given to the Chuck Norris Kick Start at the evening show in R.I., on the 9th of April 2005 .This donation will be presented as one W.M.A.F. donation COMBINING all of our schools.The amount of funds raised will be announced that night!

     The top student who brings in the most money will receive a Chuck Norris Kick-Start jacket. All the schools who held an event will be able to be included in the W.M.A.F. pictures we take with Chuck Norris.

    (Winner) Top $$$ student - Mike Lowe (Shodan) 1st deg. black belt.

     Where does the money go?

    The overwhelming problems resulting from tobacco, alcohol, other drug abuse, youth violence and gangs in our country are staggering. In the inner-city schools and in many suburbs, the drug and gang-related peer pressure is at an all time high. It is evident that there is very little family structure, little or no guidance and direction for the youngsters, and often no positive role models, even at the schools. Our youth are conditioned for failure, feel there is no future for them and have often lost all sense of hope. Their sense of value for life itself is often non-existent.

    KICKSTART's primary target population is inner-city youngsters, but the program is currently also meeting the needs of students in various environments. The program generally begins on the elementary and/or sixth grade level. Currently, the participants in the program include Hispanics, African Americans, Asians, and Caucasians.

    The extent of America's problems with its youth is enormous. The Foundation's goal is to be part of the solution to the problem. It costs an estimated $50,000 per year per youngster to be in a detention center or jail. It costs less than $500 per child to be in our program. KICKSTART, with the help of all Americans, can make a difference for our children's future.

    Pence Self-Defense is emphasizing character education and the fundamental beliefs of Martial Arts, Pence Self-Defense builds a strong foundation for youths to grow upon. We strive to set new and demanding standards for innovative programming, compassionate and inspiring teaching.

     
     
     

    The Contender
    Peter Manfredo and us
    GO PETE!!!

     
    GO PETE!
    It was great to meet Peter at the 25 Annual Grand National Karate Championships in R.I. lets all pull for him tonight at 9 pm, On NBC.
    Bring it home to New England tonight Peter, and Remember... "It's best when the Bull can also be the Bullfighter" OLAY!
      
     
     
     
     
     
     

    WMAF

    KAT AND DAD

     

    Congratulations team members!

    KILLER BEES DEMO TEAM

    A big thanks to all of the Parents of our team members for trucking the team back and forth to the dojo and events, it has all paid off.  The admiration and congrats. I recived  from the W.M.A.F after the show the team put on Sunday the 1st of May made me feel so proud of all of you!

    THANKS ALSO TO OUR TEAM FOR THE HARD WORK ALL OF YOU PUT IN TO THE SHOW! 

    Mike Lowe,  Rushab Tanna, Rhagav Tanna, Paul Kardasz, Trevor Forsythe, Nisarq Chhaya, Alex McIsaac, Sravya Gourishetti, Saikrishna Gourishetti, Krishna Soni, Katherine Pence, David Pence, Devon Forsythe,  Richa Chhaya and Akash Majumdar.

     

    2005 TOURNAMENT

    ON SUNDAY MAY 1, 2005 W.M.A.F. HELD ITS SRING 2005 TOURNAMENT AT THE REGGIE LEWIS CENTER IN BOSTON. THIS YEAR WAS ONE OF THE BEST TOURNAMENTS TO DATE. WITH MANY CHANGES TO THE LAY-OUT OF THE TOURNAMENT THINGS WENT MUCH SMOOTHER AND FASTER THIS YEAR. WITH OVER 500 COMPETITORS A LOT OF BRAIN STORMING AND HARDWORK WAS DONE.

    W.M.A.F. WOULD ESPECIALLY LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE FOR THEIR DEDICATION AND TIME TO MAKE THIS ONE OF THE BEST TOURNAMENTS ON THE EAST COAST. HENRY GUIDOBONI, DON SPINK, KEVIN CROSSEN, LISA CROSSEN, JACQUI PENCE, KEVIN PENCE, CHERYL NADEAU ,NATHAN PORTER, JIM CORMIER AND ALL THE BLACK BELT RING COORDINATORS, JUDGES, SCORE KEEPERS AND TIME KEEPERS. LETS KEEP UP THE HARD WORK AND GET READY FOR THE FALL 2005 TOURNAMENT. 

     

     

    Sifu Alan Goldberg and Mr. Pence

    War at the Shore

    This past Jan 15 2005 two of our  W.M.A.F. members; Shihan Paul Cervizzi , and Sensei Kevin Pence where inducted it to the Action Martial Mag. Arts Hall of Fame

     
    On Sunday, January 16th, the Action "WAR AT THE SHORE," took place at the Tropicana Atlantic City N.J. with 2 New PartnerW.M.A.F.own  Master Don Rodriques & Tom Festa ( 2 of the Best Tournament Promoters In the World) 
     
    The ACTION TRADE SHOW & EXPO offers TV & film celebrities, stage shows, demonstrations, products and services to suite the professional martial artists, as well as Law Enforcement and/or security minded individuals and fans (Scheduled Booths DEA FBI FOP STATE POLICE ETC). The show boasts the largest worldwide following of international martial arts legends, as well as huge assortment of actors, directors and stunt people from some of the most notable Action TV, Film or Stage genre. Literally every Action oriented Publication is represented and give aways and product offerings abound.
    (A portion Of the Proceeds will be donated to The Fraternal order of Police).

     
    As Being Noticed as One of the Largest & Most Elite Martial Arts events In the World . The Weekend has been chosen to be filmed for Worldwide TV Cable Broadcasting.
     Some of the people at this years dinner.....Don The Dragon Wilson, Dan The Beast Severn, Frank Shamrock, Bill Superfoot Wallace, Joe Lewis, Stephen Hayes, Michael DePasquale Jr Tom Peteri   CDT,Gary Wasniewski , Gary Alexander, John Pelligrini Mark Shuey Cane Master Rick Tucci  Kathy Long Plus Tom Festa, Guy Cason, Frank Corbo, Stephen Kaufman, Kimo Ferraria, Grm Choi, George Lim, David Ortiz,  and  More.
    Plus 20 Main Stage Shows with some of the Worlds Best (Grm R Duncan, Chip Townson, Grm H. Velez, Grm Braff , Grm S Gamma , Kum Sung , John Whitman Krav Maga, Ralph Bergamo just to name a few)25 FREE Seminars in All and Expo Trade show
    with 75 Vendor booths.

    Shihan Paul Shihan Mike Miss Jac Sensei Kev @H.O.F

    Sensei at h.o.f. 2005 w/ Bill "Superfoot"  Wallace

    ACTION HALL OF FAME

    patriots
    Go Pats!!!!!!!!!

     No rest for weary
    6:30 pm Sunday Feb. 6th, Our team will seek greatness! As the Patriots continue in preparing for the organization's third Super Bowl in the last four years "Remember three is the magic number " .... GO PATS "

    Martial Arts History Museum plans For 2006 Grand Opening
        In 1999, the Martial Arts History Museum project began. First, an official Martial Arts Hall of Fame was created to launch the museum. The museum was a brainchild of kung fu pioneer Michael Matsuda.
         "I felt that we were losing our history, our traditions. I felt that the martial arts, which in some cases are thousands of years old, should have a museum to keep our history alive," notes Matsuda. "In the last 50 years, the martial arts has made a dramatic impact on America and the world. Many of these pioneers are still alive, but all will be forgotten if we don't do something to preserve our history."
         Our goal is to create and launch the museum in 2006. We are working closely with the City of Los Angeles to secure a location on Wilshire Blvd., on Museum Row and this looks like its going to happen.
        The Martial Arts History Museum is not a "who's who of the martial arts" but it is an accurate accounting of the history of the martial arts and those pioneers who have contributed to the spread of the arts. It will have tons of artifacts including uniforms, weapons, shields, championship belts, trophies, hitting pads, Chinese dragons, drums, utensils, mats, all that is involved in the martial arts. It will also have a variety of section on martial arts in the media, films, cartoons, etc.  In addition, the museum will have a variety of exhibit every few months focusing on kickboxing, Ed Parker's system, the UFC, the tournament champions, etc.
        "The goal of the museum is to focus on the history, but have enough exhibits to include everything about the martial arts so nearly everyone has their artifacts in the museum at one time or another," adds Matsuda.
         One of the main areas is the official Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This will be a huge wall to will be updated each year.  The nominees and inductees are selected by the Hall of Famers themselves in a huge voting process.
        Each year, the museum holds the Hall of Fame Ceremony in Los Angeles as 10 new individuals are inducted into the official Hall of Fame.
         The Martial Arts History Museum is a non-profit organization and all donations and Museum Memberships are tax-deductible.
     

    Professor Nick Cerio Legacy Memorial

    legacy memorial

     

    Mark your calendars!  The event everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived.  A day of recognition and celebration in honor of one of the most influential people in the Kenpo world, Professor Nick Cerio.  On Saturday, January 29, 2005, at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, Massachusetts, the Professor Nick Cerio Legacy Memorial will take place.  Nick Cerio's Kenpo is most honored to have the following Masters join us in our salute to Professor Nick Cerio and his legacy:

    Shihan Fumio Demura - Shito Ryu
    Tadashi Yamashita, Hanshi - Shorin Ryu
    Master Bill Chun, Jr. - Goshinjutsu Kai Kenpo/Chinese Kempo
    Professor Larry Garron - Hakkoryu Jujutsu

    For more information about the Professor Nick Cerio Legacy Memorial, including schedules, accommodations, and price, please click here.

    The event will be limited to the first 400 people for the seminars and 350 people for the evening celebration/awards dinner.  It is strongly advised that you register early as this event is expected to sellout quickly.  For further information, please click on the button of your choice to the left.  If you would like to request a Legacy Memorial Poster,  please go to the Contact Us page and send your request.

    Legacy Memorial Updates

     

    1.  The following Master's have been invited to attend the Professor Nick Cerio Legacy Memorial to be honored for their contribution to the development of Nick Cerio's Kenpo.
    (click highlighted name for bio)


    * Grandmaster S. George Pesare
    * Sijo Victor 'Sonny' Gascon 
    (although not one of Professor Cerio's teachers, Sijo Gascon is being invited due to his founding of Karazenpo Goshinjutsu, of which Professor Cerio had his Kenpo start and went on to develop his own system.)
    * Grandmaster Ernie Lieb
    * Sifu Gee Gin Soon (Gin Soon Chu)
    * Ed Parker, Jr. (? title)
    (Mr. Ed Parker, Jr. is being invited on behalf of his father, SGM Ed Parker, Sr., with whom Professor Cerio had a near twenty year relationship with and whose input helped in the formation of Nick Cerio's Kenpo.)

     

    2.  The following students and colleagues of Professor Cerio are being invited to the Legacy Memorial to be recognized for their efforts in keeping Professor Nick Cerio's name alive.  This list is NOT all inclusive.  If you feel their has been a name omitted in error, please email us with the person's name and contact information.  This list is in NO particular order:
    (Contact information is needed for those names listed in red.  Please email any information you may have on these people so that they may receive their invitations.)
    Cerio, Nancy Lee Weeden, Maryann
    Sheeley, Mark O'Donnell, Kevin
    Cerio, William Smith, Peter Joey
    Coutu, Eugene Smith, Dee Marie
    Rodrigues, Don Powers, Bill
    Verigan, Georganne David, Walter
    Martin, Larry S.L. Rowe, Walter
    Chamberlain, Nick Agostini, John
    Rubiano, John Erlandson, Ray
    Carmody, Thomas Nesta, Joseph
    Shuras, Joseph Lombardi, Stephen
    Shuras, Kathy Thibault, George
    Nohelty, Robert Mayo, Paul
    Bryant, James Assumpico, Ann
    Burton, Michael Beauchamp, Rick
    DiRico, Rocky Fournier, Hank
    Fescina, Richard Villari, Fredrick J.
    Duncan, Rudy Armstrong, Norman
    Corrigan, Bruce Schatvet, Steve
    LeClair, Rick Curtin, Paul
    Sullivan, Larry D'Allessandro, Allan
    Golden, Mark Moran, Rick
    Keefe, John Marciarelli, William
    Micciche, Paul Murnane, Don
    Scaduto, Jason Merriman, Chuck
    Hart, Glenn Budd, Ed
    Biancuzzo, Sam Lynn, Robert
    Pantazi, Evan Collins, Michaela

    Cerio, Cheri 
    (
    on behalf of Frank Cerio)

    Leidke, Robert

     

     

     

     

     

    Worlds Largest
    Mega Martial Arts Weekend
    Come Join Us , No Egos No Bull No Problem,
     We Welcome All
    Not Like Any Other Event
     
    Don The Dragon Wilson
    Dan The Beast Severn,Frank Shamrock
    Bill Superfoot Wallace
    Joe Lewis,Stephen Hayes
    Michael DePasquale Jr
    Tom Peteri   CDT,Gary Wasniewski
    Gary Alexander,John Pelligrini
    Mark Shuey Cane Master
    Rick Tucci Kathy Long
    Plus
    Tom Festa, Guy Cason, Frank Corbo, Stephen Kaufman, Kimo Ferraria, Grm Choi, George Lim, David Ortiz,  and  More.
     
    Plus
    20 Main Stage Shows with some of the Worlds Best
    (Grm R Duncan, Chip Townson, Grm H. Velez, Grm Braff , Grm S Gamma , Kum Sung , John Whitman Krav Maga, Ralph Bergamo just to name a few)
     
    25 FREE Seminars in All
    $25 for a 2 day entrane fee to the Expo Trade show
    with 75 Vendor booths
     
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    718 856-8070  0r  718 848-1477
    The Best Speaker line up ever seen in one Room !
     
    (For more info on fees for this part of the event  Call  888-275-6266)
    All Speaker will also have booths at The Trade Show
     
    Sunday January 16th, 2005
    At the Tropicana Casino N. J.
    Sponsors
    Lawenforcement.com, Martialinfo.com, Black Belt Magazine,I&I Sports, AWMA, Kinji San,Shoalin Brand, BKat TV, Black Salt The Movie, World Black Belt, Budo Magazine,  Black Belt Magazine UK, American Samuri Magazine,
    CFW Ent. , Semkhor , Tai Chi Journal,
    Body Guard Magazine, Karatekidzonline.com,
    The Karate Voice Newspaper, British Martial Arts Assoc. Black Belt TV, Martial Arts Channel, The Martial Arts Museum, New Age Media Concepts, 
    The Tropicana Casino ,Schick Razors Corp. Scholastic Books, 20th Century Fox
     
    Copied But Never Duplicate
     
    SEE SENSEI FOR DETIALS ON THE TRIP!
     
     
     

    "PENCE DEFENSE CHRISTMAS PARTY"

    WHEN: DECEMBER 18, 2004

    WHERE: 226 CAMBRIDGE ST.

    TIME: 11:00AM -1:00AM

    ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO COME AND JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY. AGAIN WE WILL BE COLLECTING $10.00 FOR EACH STUDENT SO THAT THEY EACH MAY RECEIVE A CHRISTMAS PRESENT. WE WILL BE HAVING DRINKS AND GOODIES AND EVERYONE IS WELCOMED TO BRING IN SOMETHING FOR THE PARTY. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE SEE MISS JACQUI.

    THE HOLIDAY STORE HAS COME TO THE DOJO!
    SUNDAY The 5th OF Dec. FROM 11AM TO 1PM
     
    COME DO YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT YOUR DOJO FOR EVERYTHING FROM GI'S AND WEAPONS, HAT AND TEES, TO KARATE PICTURE FRAMES, SHOES AND TOYS. A GIFT CAN BE FOUND FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR KARATE LIST. THE FRIST 20 SHOPPERS WILL GET A VERY SPECIAL GIFT JUST FOR COMMING IN.
     
     
     
     

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    World Martial Arts Federation, Inc.

    Achievement and Distinction

    HALL OF FAME

    at

    Jimmy's Allenhurst

    Function Facility

    6:00pm Saturday October 16th 2004

    The World Martial Arts Federation Hall of Fame was created to recognize the achievements of professional martial artists throughout the world. It is an independent organization, which promotes and supports individual martial artists based on their achievements and contributions regardless of style or affiliation.

    The Hall of Fame is for those people who have made outstanding achievement or significant contribution to the martial arts.The remarkable people listed in the Hall of Fame represent some of the most selfless martial artists in the United States. Induction into this elite group has been determined by ballots received from martial artist. The recipients of this award represent a tradition of W.M.A.F. ,recognition of years of stellar individuals and their furthering of the martial arts. May you find the tales of these excellent men and women as inspirational as we do.



    DIRECTIONS
    From Route 1 North Toward New Hampshire:
    Exit 114 East Peabody to the right. Go approximately one mile and we are on the left hand side of the road.

    From Route 128 North Toward Gloucester:
    Exit 25B, head west on Middleton 114.
     We are approximately 2 miles on your right.

    From 95 North:
    Exit 47A (Peabody 114)Head east on 114
    and we are approximately one mile on your left.
     
    101 Andover St. • Rte. 114 Danvers, MA 01923 Phone: (978) 774-5200
     
     
     

    Inductee’s

    James Alty, Joe Nesta, Jim Cormier

    Don Spink,Craig Seavey and Rocky DiRico

     

    Michael DePasquale Jr.-Golden Life Time Achievement

     

    Don Rodrigues-Golden Life Time Achievement Award

     

    Patricia Bickford -Female Instructor of The Year

    Rui Rodrigues-Male Instructor of The Year

    Suzanne DiGiammo-Female Sensei of The Year

    Peter J. Smith- Male Sensei of The Year

    Kevin Pence Sr.-Male Martial Artist of The Year

    Cheryl Nadeau-Female Martial Artist of The Year

    Michael Woods-Kenpo Instructor of The Year

    Bobby Lynn-Kenpo Master Instructor of The Year

    Joe Shuras- Male Master Instructor of The Year

    Kathleen Shuras-Female Master Instructor of The Year

    Paul Cervizzi-Martial Arts Master Instructor of The Year

    Alan D’Alessandro -Ken-Ryu Instructor of The Year

    Lee Smith-Chinese Martial Artist Instructor of The Year

    Robert Denault-Tactical Martial Artist of The Year

    Michael Williams-South East Asian Arts Master of The Year

    Rick Wong-Kung Fu Instructor of The Year

     

     

     

     

    SHODAN  GRAHAM
     
    On Friday the 17th of September Mr. Shawn Graham earned his 1st Dan (Black belt) in Kempo Karate!
     For thoses who know Shawn, you know how much he has overcome, He should have quit a hundred time in the the past TEN years of his training, ... but some how he stuck with it.
    From his frist Teacher Sensei Kim in 1994, to Me (6 years later he has made all of his Teachers proud on this day and has vowed to keep up his level to that of a black belt in this dojo.
    When ask for a few words of wisdom he simply said
    " I have no words of wisdom, ... just my way... Kempo." 
    CONGRATS SHAWN FROM ALL OF US!
     
     
     
     
     

    Congratulations Bro !!!!!

    My brother Sensei Bryon is a father agian.... his wife Shannon on 8/29 had a baby girl( Carly M. Pence) 8 lbs. 1 oz ! Mom and baby are both doing well as is the proud father!

     In the true spirit of the Pence family she had two nicely formed fist when I saw her for the frist time. May God bless us all with health and happiness! 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sunday, October 24th 2004

    9:00AM

    Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center
    1350 Tremont Street
    Roxbury, Massachusetts

    One Event: $35
    Additional Events: $10 each

    Late Registration :
    (after October 18)

    One Event: $45
    Additional Events: $10 each

    Spectators:

    Adults and Teens: $10
    Children over 5 years of age: $5
    Children under 5 years of age: FREE

    Instructors: We need lists of entrants as early as possible. We also need Judges, Scorekeepers, and Timekeepers. Please call Miss Jacqui

    wmaf logo

     
     
     
     
    Seminar
    Pence Self-Defense and United Kempo Karate of Burlington 
    is proud to host another COMBAT JU JITSU seminar.
     
    Date - Oct. 15th  6:30pm
    PRICE-$40.00
    Place - 226 Cambridge St. Burlington Ma.
     
    call for space for you and your students as space is limited to 25 Martial Artists!
     
    toll free at (877) KARATE-U.S.A.
    1 (877) 527-2838
     
    FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE BEEN TO A De PASQUALE DATE YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THERE IS TO LEARN, AND IF YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN MR. DePASQUALE IN ACTION YOU ARE IN FOR A REAL TREAT!
     
    Michael DePasquale Jr. A 9th Dan Yoshitsune Jujutsu Ni Dai Shihan; Black Belt Hakko Ryu Jujitsu , Publisher/Editor "Karate International Magazine."  inducted into over 15 Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Shihan DePasquale has published 10 books,20 videos, Action Films, King of the Kickboxers, American Shaolin, Blood Brothers, and The Power Within just to name a few. He has also taught the 1st Division of The Army Special Forces, F.B.I., U.S. Marshals, Postal Police, the New York City Police Academy and many other law enforcement personnel . 

     

     


     
     
     

    IFOJJ
    ran dori

    News Flash

    The Organization of Victor "Sonny" Gascon   Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu has named Sensei Kevin W. Pence Sr.  to the Executive Board

    Last updated 7/27/2004

    Mass board

     

    President

    Joe Shuras

    7th Dan

     

     

    Vice President

    Kathy Shuras

    7th Dan

     

     

    2nd Vice President

    Joe Rebelo

    6th Dan

     

     

    Senior Advisor

    Master James Alty

    8th Dan

     

     

    Executive Board

    Douglas Veronesi

    3rd Dan

     

     

     

    Kevin Pence

    4th Dan

     

    "PAINT THE PENCE FENCE"

    P.D.K. PAINTING COOK-OUT

    SUNDAY SEPTRMBER 26,2004

    SEE MISS JACQUI FOR
     DETAILS
     
     
    The Pence Family would like to offer privates to all the college students who will be attending  school in the fall in the greater Boston area. We at Pence Self-Defence would like to see the future of tomorrow go back to school with a sence of self-confidence an a feeling of saftey. We can help to do that by offering these privates that can show any student how to protect themselves in any dangerous  situation.
    No unifroms
    Real life street defense
    Book 3 Privates, Get one free
     

    Great Sensei Make Great Masters.... Great Masters Make Great Grandmasters

    Mike and May Williams have always been very kind to myself and my family and it was my honor to have had spent time with May's Uncle, Grand Tuhan "Nene". He is truly a Masters Master. I will cross paths with Mr. Tortal again soon I hope, as this was one of the best days of Kali/Knife trianing I have ever had. Thank you both for the invite!

    GRAND TUHON JERSON "NENE" TORTAL

    DEKITI-TIRSIA-SIRADAS
    The combat system of DEKITI-TIRSIA, close quarter in fighting method is a combination of higher techniques of Kali. Dekiti-Tirsia-Siradas System puts a tremendous emphasis on the importance of foot work, the theories of strategic defense, offense and counter offense have been tested and proven effective and accurate combat situations, the system is complete in every detail, techniques from empty hands, foot fighting, body mechanics, and weaponry as well.

    ALLOFUS

    YAI YAI AND ROLLO

     

     

     

    TEN YEARS OF FUN

    Beverly Depot Golf Tournament Committee from Left:  Bill Swanson, Owner of The Beverly Depot Restaurant, Kevin Pence, A-General Manager of  The Hardcover Restaurant, Jacqui Pence, Tournament Chairwoman, Wayne Hathaway, General Manager of Kelly House of Harley Davidson in Billerica and Bruce Canario, General Manager of The Beverly Depot Restaurant.

    For the 10th year Bill Swanson and the Beverly Depot Restaurant hosted a Golf Tournament to benefit the programs of Neurofibromatosis Incorporated. Attendees enjoyed a terrific day of golf at Beverly Golf and Tennis followed by a fabulous awards banquet at the Beverly Depot Restaurant. NF, Inc. thanks Bill Swanson, the dedicated committee, and the many patrons of the Beverly Depot Restaurant who so generously supported this event. 

     

     

     

     

    DEMO TEAM MEETING WED. AT 6:00pm

    congratulations team members!

    Mike Lowe, Alex McIsaac, Rushab Tanna,Rhagav Tanna, Paul Kardasz, Trevor Forsythe, Nisarq Chhaya, Sravya Gourishetti, Saikrishna Gourishetti,Krishna Soni,Katherine Pence,David Pence, Devon Forsythe, Richa Chhaya and Akash Majumdar.

     

     

    Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
    Lou Holtz

     

     Congratulation!!!!!
     
     On Sunday June 27, 2004 Pence Defense Kempo held its annual in-house tournament.  On behalf of Sensei Kevin and Miss Jacqui we would like to thank all of you who helped to make this day such a huge success. First our judges Matt, Mike and Sensei Kevin our score keeper Manas. To everyone who helped set up and clean up  Yia-Yia, Brenda Tray and Mike. These are the people who are always there to volunteer and help with every event that we hold. Sensei Kevin and I wish to express our grattitude to you because you are one of the reasons our Dojo is such a success. Now to the
    competitiors, we are so proud of all of you everyone performed with  such heart and and love for there art . A big standing O to you. Here are the results of the day.
     
     
     
        Tigers Brown Belt Weapons:       Tigers Yellow to Purple Belt
         1st-Akash                                                         Sparring:
         2nd-Katherine                                            1st-David
       Tigers Brown Belt Sparring:                    2nd-Rohan
        1st-Akash                                                     3rd-Tanamay
        2nd-Richa                                                     4th-Mathew
        3rd-Katherine                                               5th-Ashley
        4th-Harrish
       Tigers Brown Belt Forms:              Tigers Yellow to Purple Belt
         1st -Akash                                                            Forms:
          2nd-Katherine                                            1st-David
          3rd-Richa                                                     2nd-Tanamay
          4th-Harrish                                                  3rd-Rohan
                                                                                 4th-Ashley
                                                                                 5th-Mathew
    Tigers Blue to Green Belt                     Tigers Blue to Green Belt
               Sparring:                                                      Forms:
     1st-Ishan                                                  1st- Ishan
     2nd-Mo                                                      2nd-Ryia
     3rd-Nila                                                     3rd-Shinichi
     4th-Riya                                                    4th-Mo
     5th-Shinichi
     
     Junior's Blue Belt Sparring:            Junior's Blue Belt Forms:
       !st-Victoria                                                1st-Victoria
       2nd-Sherif                                                 2nd-Alex
                                                                            3rd-Sherif
    Junior's Brown Belt Sparring:      Junior's Brown Belt Forms:
       1st-Sai                                                  1st-Sravya
        2nd-Sravya                                         2nd-Sai
    Junior's Black Belt Weapons:      Junior's Black Belt  Forms:
       1st-Trevor                                         1st-Nisarq
       2nd-Rushab                                     2nd-Trevor
      3rd-Rhagav                                       3rd-Rushab
                                                                   4th-Rhagav
    Junior's Blak Belt Sparring
     1st-Nisarq
     2nd-Trevor
     3rd-Rushab
     4th-Rhagav     
    Congratulations!!!
     

    U.S.A. HALL OF FAME
     
    It is with great honor to announce that on
     April 24, 2004 Sensei Kevin Pence Sr.was inducted into the U.S.A. Hall of Fame as Man of the year in Kempo.This honor was accepted by Sensei Kevin on behalf of his students. For without them the art would end in his generation.   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    BLACK BELT’S 2004 MAN OF THE YEAR PASSES ON
    By Ella Morse
     

    Print Article
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    FT. MYERS, FL—Peter Urban, father of American goju-ryu karate and Black Belt’s 2004 Man of the Year, died at his home here April 7, 2004. The cause of his death was listed as kidney failure. Urban led a storied life. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1934, he started training in jujutsu when he was 9. He subsequently took up boxing as a teen-ager, but while serving as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy, his passion for the Japanese martial arts resurfaced, and he started training in goju-ryu.

    During the course of his eight-year military stint in Japan, the young officer had an opportunity to train with the likes of Richard Kim, who subsequently introduced Urban to Mas Oyama. Oyama, in turn, introduced his new pupil to Gogen "The Cat" Yamaguchi. By the time the American returned to New Jersey, he had earned a fifth-degree black belt in goju-ryu and was ready to introduce the system to his fellow Americans. Urban proclaimed himself America’s first 10th-degree black belt, which stirred up considerable controversy in  the martial arts community, recalled Los Angeles-based karate expert Don Warrener. "He was put down by a lot of people in the 1970s because of his original thinking and his nonconformity. He did his own thing; he thought for himself."

    Naysayers aside, Urban’s original thinking and kindness nurtured many aspiring martial artists. His first student (and black belt), Edward Verycken, started training with the goju-ryu expert in 1961 when he was just 18. Now a 10th degree in the system, he credits Urban with keeping him and many other students out of trouble. Some also credit the late master with having developed the point system now used in martial arts competitions as a means of keeping kids under control, he said.  "To me, he was like a second father; he kept me straight," Verycken said. "There’s not a better teacher around for the true martial arts." Toward the end of his illness, Urban promoted several 10th-degree black belts to ensure that his system would continue, he added. Chinese-goju founder Ron Van Clief had a similarly inspiring story to tell: "I met Master Urban when I was 17 years old, going into the military. He gave me my first look at the karate side of the martial arts, and he was the best teacher I’ve had so far."

    According to Oriental World of Self- Defense founder Aaron Banks, a giant has passed. "But as far as I’m concerned, a giant still lives," he said. If he were still alive, Urban would probably accept his students’ appreciation, then insist that they are the ones who deserve the credit for their success in the arts.

    "Peter Urban’s best line—of all the ones he ever used, and he used thousands— is about enlightenment," Warrener said. " ‘Enlightenment is realizing the fact that you and I and everyone else are looking for someone to save us from ourselves. And enlightenment is realizing that the someone you’re looking for is yourself.’ "

    OMAR PRESENTS SENSEI WITH A SWORD
    BROTHRS IN KEMPO FOREVER

    Mr. Gabbai (Brown 3rd deg.) has left us to return home and it was a sad day at the dojo for all who got to know this man!
    Part of a letter to Omar:
     It was a great pleasure and honor having you in my dojo for the past few years. I wish all of my students were like you in the respect that you show for the art and the way you are so humble, you never knew how good you really are, which is the way more of us should be. You are welcome in my Dojo and Home anytime
      I know you will continue learning in Israel, but as long as you train you will always have my art of Kempo.
     P.D.K. ... My Way, Your Way!

    It's a Boy!!!!
    Congrats Holly & Rich on your new baby boy!
    WE ALL WISH YOU THE BEST IN HEALTH AND HAPPINESS!!!!

    fumio demura

    1st Seminar of 2004

    On Saturday, January 31, 2004, Shihan Fumio Demura will be making a rare appearance in Massachusetts.  In what promises to be a memorable experience, Shihan Demura will be conducting two action packed seminars covering unarmed self defense and the Bo Staff.  Both seminars are open to beginner and advanced students of all ages.  All participants will need to bring their own Bo Staff and tuition will cover both seminars.  Don't miss this opportunity to meet and train with a martial arts legend.  (Due to space, the seminar is limited to 100 participants.)

    Date: Saturday, January 31, 2004

    Place: Littleton High School Gym,
               Litteton, Massachusetts

    Time: 2:30-4pm - Unarmed Self Defense
                    4-5:30pm - Bo Staff (bring your own)

    Tuition: $60 prior to January 15, 2004
                         $80 after January 15, 2004

    Find your true roots.

    Guest Master Instructor Joe Rebelo, Kyoshi

    Original kempo/kenpo combos. Most of what we teach STARTED HERE! This is a must for anyone who studies or has ever studied kenpo or kempo. The original techniques and history of kenpo/kempo

    Date: Feb. 29th, Sunday  (Leap Year)

    Time: 1:00 PM

    Fee: $35.00 before 2/21/04   After 2/21/04 $50.00

    TO ALL WMAF MEMBERS:

    ON FEB 27th, 2004 FROM 10:00AM-12:PM A BUSINESS-WORKOUT MEETING WILL BE HELD AT EAST COAST MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY 8 UN ION STREET SOUTH WEYMOUTH MA 02190.

    THE MEETING WILL BE HOSTED BY SHIHAN DON SPINK. EVERY MEMBER IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A MORE POSITIVE ATTENDANCE BY OUR MEMBERS. THERE ARE ALOT OF UPCOMING EVENTS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO GO OVER. WE  WILL ALSO NEED SOME NEW VOLUNTEERS TO HELP US OUT . PLEASE R.S.V.P. BY JANUARY 26, 2004 . SHIHAN SPINK HAS REQUESTED THAT EVERY ONE BRING A SHINAI TO THE MEETING FOR THE WORK-OUT.

    YOURS IN THE ARTS, ADMINISTRATIVE LAIASON, JACQUI PENCE

    R.S.V.P.- 1 877 KARATE USA

    Have a Karate Party
    for your Childs Birthday

    MEET THE PRESS!
     
     
     
     

    TOYS FOR TOTS

    TOYS FOR TOTS
    THE DRIVE IS ON AND YOU CAN HELP A CHILD
     PUT A NEW TOY IN OUR "T.F.T." BOX  HERE AT THE BURINGTON DOJO  While Toys for Tots Coordinators organize and manage the campaign, the ultimate success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people 
     LIKE YOU !
    Bringing a ray of hope to needy youngsters

    TESTING 1.2.3....
    4th!
     Sensei Kevin W. Pence on September 13th took and passed the test to become a 4th degree balck belt (Yondan)! After almost Five years of study and over Nine Thousand hours (from 3rd to 4th deg) he was ready and willing to go for it.  "I always like to forget how hard the last test was, before I go for my next." 
     
      Eight students of Shihan Jim Alty also tested at New Horizon Karate in West Boylston. Congrats to all,& keep up the good work  

    U. M. A. H. F.

    GO TO THE WEB SITE

    WOW !
    IT IS WITH GREAT HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO ANNOUNCE THAT;

    ON SATURDAY JULY 12 2003, SENSEI KEVIN PENCE OF PEABODY MA.PRESIDENT OF SAN CHAI NA INC. AND OWNER ANDOPERATOR OF UNITED KEMPO OF BURLINGTON FEATURING PENCE DEFENSE SYSTEMS WAS INDUCTED INTO THE UNIVERSAL MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME IN HOUSTON TEXAS FOR INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR SHAOLIN KEMPO KARATE. SENSEI PENCE AND HIS FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES THAT SUPPORT THERE SCHOOL AND LOOK FORWARD TO MANY MORE YEARS OF TEACHING THE CHILDREN AND ADULTS OF THE SURROUNDING AREAS.

    UNIVERSAL MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME IN HOUSTON TEXAS   
    The Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame is an organization dedicated to the growth of the martial arts. All confirmed inductees are selected for having demonstrated excellence in their art and their unselfish promotion of the martial arts within their community. Many  have done so for years without any recognition. It is our purpose to take this time to honor those martial artists who have enriched the lives of others.

     ANNUAL WEAPONS OPEN IN THE PARK
    Shihan Joe Nesta will hold a weapons siminar on the kama, bo, sai, jo, tonfa, bokken, & escrema
    This will a introduction to... handling, techniques and form. Fun for all levels. Bring your own weapons. See sensei if you need to for weapons. Drinks & refreshments provided. 
    Date; Sunday Sept. 7 2003
    Location; Pine banks park.
    Main St. (Malden / Melrose line)
    Meet at Nick Cerio's Kenpo
    525 Main St. Malden Ma. @ 830am 
    781 397 8090
    I hope to see all of my student for a fun day in the park!
    781 397 8090
     
     
     
     

    "Close the gap and make them Tap!"

    ISKA World Submission Grappling Championships Orlando, Florida July 13, 2003. Sensei Cheryl of Choices Martial Arts took the Women's Division ISKA World Grappling Championship.Sensei Nathan (also of Choice Martial Arts) Porter won the Bantamweight Division Championship. Congrats!, to both from all of us at the W.M.A.F.

    2003 TOURNAMENT

    ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 26,2003 WMAF HELD ITS FALL 2003 TOURNAMENT AT THE REGGIE LEWIS CENTER IN BOSTON. THIS YEAR WAS ONE OF THE BEST TOURNAMENTS TO DATE.WITH MANY CHANGES TO THE LAY-OUT OF THE TOURNAMENT THINGS WENT MUCH SMOOTHER AND FASTER THIS YEAR.WITH OVER 500 COMPETITORS A LOT OF BRAIN STORMING AND HARDWORK WAS DONE.

    WMAF WOULD ESPECIALLY LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE FOR THEIR DEDICATION AND TIME TO MAKE THIS ONE OF THE BEST TOURNAMENTS ON THE EAST COAST. HENRY GUIDOBONI, DON SPINK,KEVIN CROSSEN, LISA CROSSEN,JACQUI PENCE,KEVIN PENCE, CHERYL NADEAU,NATHAN PORTER,JIM CORMIER AND ALL THE BLACK BELT RING COORDINATORS, JUDGES,SCORE KEEPERS AND TIME KEEPERS. LETS KEEP UP THE HARD WORK AND GET READY FOR THE SPRING 2004 TOURNAMENT.

    adam

    Ht:6ft
    Wt:255 lbs
    Style: Free Fighting
    Team: HAMMER HOUSE
    Black Belts,4th Dan Jiu Jitsu,5th Dan Kakuto Shin Ryu,5th Dan Shorin
    Ryu, Free Style Wrestling, Muay Thai, Boxing.
    World Titles: World Shoot Wrestling Alliance HVWT Champion, International
    Shoot Wrestling Federation HVWT Champion, International Shoot Wrestling
    Federation World Super Fight Champion, Total Combat World Shoot Fighting
    Champion, World Grapple Fest Absaloute /HVWT champion.

    Trainers:
    Prof. Silverio Guerra: Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai
    Mark "THE HAMMER" Coleman: Freestyle Wrestling Vale Tudo
    Master Martin Martinez: Boxing

    I also want to thank my sponsors, "Victory Fightwear" Jay Shneider,

     "Fairtex" James Wong, "Hunter Fightwear Kimonos" Stephen McKay

    To see pictures of Master Guerra and Team Hammer House

    click here!

     
    June 2003, PENCE DEFENSE KEMPO DOJO NOW Offering yoga
     
    What is yoga?

    The name yoga comes from an ancient Sanskrit word that means "union or one". Yoga is a science that was developed many hundreds of years ago in India to help unite man's body, mind and spirit. Its goals are physical health, mental alertness and spiritual peace. A
      system of gentle, stress-free postures, stretches, balancing positions, breathing, relaxation, and meditation practices. Yoga postures are exercises, which promote control of muscles and balance. It's an excellent way to loosen your body and become more relaxed. Yoga exercises take little time to do. Most postures take only a minute or less. 

    What is meditation?

    The word meditation comes from the sanskrit word "medha" which means "doing the wisdom". Meditation is a special way of finding the quiet. Place inside yourself. It helps you to be calm and peaceful. Through meditation, you learn to control your thoughts. By applying simple techniques, you will be able to focus your thoughts in one place. Therefore, your thoughts become more orderly and creative.

    Yoga  Schedule:

    THURSDAY 7:15 - 8:45pm

    These classes are designed for beginner to advanced students.For more information and class fees, call Miss jacqui 877 KARATE- US

     

    news flash
    IAWMDwebaward2003
    THIS AWARD WAS WON ON 3/3/02
    THIS AWARD WAS WON ON 3/3/02

    The site (WWW.KEMPO.WS) UNITED SHAOLIN KEMPO  is a proud winner of the Golden Web Award by
    The International Association of Web Master and Designers

      WORK IT OUT
     THERE WILL BE A BLACK BELT REVIEW /  WORK -OUT ON THE 13th of SEPTEMBER @ 1:00pm
     Black belt and 1st deg. brown Martial artists of all ages are invited to take part in this event. All martial arts students from any school or style will benefit from this Reveiw. Students wishing to attend should contact Shihan Jim Alty at New Horizon Karate in West Boylston. or call (508)852-3333. The cost for World Martial Arts Federation members is $25 .
     

    New Toll Free #
    1(877) KARATE-US
             877-527-2838

    INDIAN MAN SETS RECORD

    MUMBAI, INDIA—Bibhuti Nayak,36,  a free-lance journalist from Orissa, India, broke two Guinness world records here July 13, 2002. Already a record-holder for completing 819 backhand push-ups in one hour, his first feat entailed executing 133 palm push-ups in one minute. That accomplishment surpassed the British record of 116 push-ups set by Paul Dean in 2000.

    MARTIAL ARTIST SELECTED FOR PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION


    KEY BISCAYNE, FL—Robert Duzoglou, a martial artist with 38 years of experience, was recently selected to represent Florida on the Presidential Business Commission. The owner of an academy here and two others in the state, he previously received a Congressional medal for his work with the Business Advisory Council. The commission, which is composed of an elite group of business people and other professionals, was created to advise the Bush Administration on pressing national issues.

    UCLA RECOGNIZES CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS FILMS

    LOS ANGELES—The UCLA Film and Television Archive will screen Chinese martial arts movies at the UCLA Westwood campus here and at nonprofit venues throughout North America and Europe from February 28, 2003 to March 16, 2003. The film series will trace the development of a central genre of Chinese cinema, from its roots in pre-revolutionary Shanghai through its modern-day incarnation in Hong Kong. Mission Impossible 2 director John Woo will chair the project. Classics such as The One-Armed Swordsman are among the 11 films that will be featured. All the movies will be shown in wide-screen format with English subtitles. For more information, call (310) 206-3456 or visit www.cinema.ucla.edu.

    FAD IS NOT FASHIONABLE IN JUDO

    UTSUNOMIYA, JAPAN—Officials of the Tochigi Prefecture Junior High School Sports Federation recently banned six students from participating in a judo competition here because their shaved eyebrows intimidated other competitors. The students—five girls and one boy—were reportedly following a fashion trend of shaving and plucking their eyebrows to create a thin line. In accordance with tournament rules, officials decided that the look gave them an unfair advantage, and they were disqualified.
    In addition to altered eyebrows, the federation also prohibits competitors from coloring their hair, wearing hair ribbons and piercing their bodies.

    HOWARD JACKSON KO’S CANCER

    TARZANA, CA—Former karate champion Howard Jackson appears to be winning his battle against cancer. The Black Belt Hall of Fame member was diagnosed as having acute myeloid leukemia in February 2002. Since then, he has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatment to control the disease. The aggressive therapy worked, and the cancer is now in remission. In a recent correspondence, Jackson said he appreciates the cards, good wishes and prayers he has received from martial artists around the world.

    BLACK BELT TV

    SAN DIMAS, CA—Black Belt TV, a new television network devoted to the martial arts, will be launched in early 2003. The channel will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will feature classic and modern martial arts films, Japanese anime, martial arts TV series, exclusive interviews with champions, documentaries about styles from around the world and reports on martial arts tournaments. Lifestyle programs that cover health and fitness issues, meditation and self-defense will also be shown. For more information, visit www.blackbelt.tv.


    NEW WEB SITE DESIGNED FOR MARTIAL ARTS KIDS

    LOS ANGELES—A.D. Productions’ popular KarateAngels.com Web site is generating millions of hits with its multimedia martial arts attractions for kids. Among its numerous features are an open invitation for story and photo submissions from children, parents, teachers, coaches and educational organizations worldwide that highlight youth accomplishments. The site also includes a kids’ hall of fame, a school of the month, a sensei of the month, a list of links to kid-safe Web sites, writing clubs, homework help and martial arts tips. Additionally, it boasts articles about the history of the various styles, plus sports and entertainment news.

    SAN CHAI NA inc.

    NOW!!!

    FOR SOME TIME NOW I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT A PATCH FOR MY STUDENTS SO THAT YOU MAY BE SEEN AT TOURNAMENTS AS STUDENTS OF THIS DOJO. AFTER THE URGES OF MANY OF MY STUDENTS, PARENTS OF STUDENTS, PEERS AND SENIORS I HAVE FINALLY DONE IT. THIS PATCH WHILE JUST A PIECE OF EMBROIDERED CLOTH HOLDS SO MUCH MEANING FOR ME AND MY FAMILY. BY WEARING IT THIS MEANS THAT YOU ARE A PART OF OUR KEMPO FAMILY. MY FAMILY NAME & HANDS ARE ON THIS PATCH. WHILE DOJOS OPEN & CLOSE EVERYDAY FAMILY IS FOREVER .

    "Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't" Erica Jong (1942-

     

    Teach the Teach

    "THERE ARE MANY TITLES IN THE MARTIAL ARTS SIFU, INSTRUCTOR ,SENSEI, MASTER, BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT TITLE YOU CAN HAVE IS THAT OF STUDENT". THIS IS SOME THING I HAVE HAD UP ON MY DOJO WALL FOR YEARS, AND AS MUCH AS I LEARN BY TEACHING YOU IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT THAT I SEEK HIGHER LEARNING FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO SHARE THEIR ART WITH ME SO THAT I MAY KEEP GROWING AS A MARTIAL ARTIST, AND IN TURN KEEP YOUR ART FRESH, FUN, AND EFFECTIVE. I AM NOW WORKING WITH SHIHAN JOE NESTA 9TH DEG. ON SOME PROF CERIOS WEAPON FORMS, SO THAT I MAY PASS THEM ON TO YOU. WE WILL BE HAVING A CLINIC OR TWO ON USING THE SAIS AND TONFA SOON.

    NEW STUDENT AT U.S.K. of BURLINGTON
    KEVIN JACK PENCE
    November 26 2002 @ 8:22 am
    7 pounds 8oz
    21 inches tall
    both mom and boy are well and will be in the dojo soon!

     SHIHAN MIKE D.

    SEMINAR

    On Oct. 29th at 6:00pm Michael DePasquale Jr. will hold another seminar for us at your dojo. I have spoken to Shihan and he is very happy to be coming once more. A 9th Dan Yoshitsune Jujutsu Ni Dai Shihan; Black Belt Hakko Ryu Jujitsu, Black Belt in Karate, Black Belt in Judo, Publisher/Editor "Karate International Magazine." Founder of FUMA, President of IFOJJ. Official Karate Magazine. "Star of the Year" inducted into over 15 Martial Arts Hall of Fame. World competitor, and Seminar Instructor. Shihan DePasquale has published 10 books,20 videos and has appeared in several Action Films, King of the Kickboxers, American Shaolin, Blood Brothers, and The Power Within just to name a few. He has also taught the 1st Division of The Army Special Forces, F.B.I., U.S. Marshals, Postal Police, the New York City Police Academy and many other law enforcement personnel . Some of his TV includes Regis Philbin (6segm.) streetwise safety demo. MTV Guest Speaker Anti-crime. Nickelodeon Anti-crime Message Lifetime Guest Speaker Handicapped/streetwise safety. Dont miss this chance to see one of today's top Master. It will be a 3 hour class that you will remember forever ! I hope to see all of my students there!!! To find out more about this Shihan click here www.mawn.net

    G.M. George Pesare

     

    History was made again !

    "If we close our minds to new ideas, we become stagnant"

    It is commonly agreed that martial arts as we know it, took its roots from the teachings Shaolin but how did the art of kempo that we study today get here to New England. Well this past week four of my instructors and I went to meet the man himself Great Grand Master Pesare

    GM shared many memories and we watched video and 8mm from Prof. Cerio as a white belt (he even looked good then!) to all of the Prof. of today as 1st.deg. black belts . He spoke of the style of training as not for the "faint of heart" and that the training was as hard for the women as it was for all 18 or 80. sometimes they trained in their socks for lack of heat in the dojo,they trained in white gi's because there were no black ones yet in the U.S. . He spoke of the lack of dojo (other arts) in the New England area. He also talked about the spinning back kick that he developed "people just had never seen it before". GM also told us about the old rank system of white, green, purple, brown, black. His rent was $30 a mo. for the first dojo he opened in 1963. I ask him to tell us all about how he found his master and about the teachings of his master Sonny Gascon. As luck would have it he was working with a man named Alan Newton who was taking kempo at that time. He went with Alan one night to see what it was all about. One of GM Gascon's first words to him was do you think you are you good enough! So it began!

    One of the last black belts to be made by GM Emperado, was a young man named Victor (Sonny) Gascon. In 1965 and moved to Pasadena, California where he renewed his friendship with Edmund Parker, with who he had grew up in Hawaii. John Leoning, a black belt of Emperado, asked Sonny to teach at a school he would be opening in Burbank, California. One night during a workout, three black belts from the Hawaii school visited with a message. They informed Mr. Gascon that they did not have permission to use the KJUKENBO name or patch because they were not paying the required percentage to the dojo in  Hawaii. Sonny asked the three black belts in for a workout but they declined saying they were just passing along this message. This began Sonny's departure from KAJUKNEBO and martial arts POLITICS.  Sonny soon replaced the old patch with the KARAZENPO-GO-SHINJUTSU logo patch

    The type of training conducted was much like the old school in Hawaii with some  twists.  Mr. Gascon  would then have them sit and turn out the lights, kumite in the dark using the senses available. Using bare fists they would spar till one of them went to the floor. every three months or so they would gather at Griffith Park in Los Angeles at 5 am. They would start by performing their kata's in unison, practicing until all moved as one. The school closed in 1963 and Sijo Gascon returned to Hawaii in 1969 this began Pesare's start on his own moving back to RI. In 1963 he opened his own school in Olneyville, Rhode Island. From this school would come black belts that would eventually open dojo's across the United States and World. Grand Master name for his style is Kaito Gakko (school of schools) from this dojo came what we know as kempo today. It is important to know the history of our art. "If we forget where we came from, how do we know where we are going."

    "Keeping with the traditions of our lineage we pass on our history and teach to keep our minds open, so that we can grow as kempo-ka and pass it on to the next masters to teach their students".

    WE THANK HIM FOR THE ART THAT HE HAS GIVEN TO ALL OF US AND FOR HIS UNDYING WILL TO SHARE THE HISTORY WITH US EVEN NOW!

    HIT!!!.... THE BOOKS!!!!
    ITS THAT TIME AGAIN WHEN SCHOOL STARTS. 
    FOR MOST PEOPLE THIS SOUNDS LIKE A PAIN, 
    BUT IT MUST BE LOOKED AT AS JUST
            ANOTHER CHALLENGE FOR US TO DO WELL AT. 
    WHEN I SEE MY STUDENTS WORKING HARD IN THE
     DOJO TRYING TO REMEMBER THE NEXT MOVE OF
     THAT  KATA OR ANIMAL PING-TE. MY HOPE IS THAT
     THE SAME PASSION FOR LEARNING CARRIES OVER
     FOR THERE ACADEMICS AS WELL. AS
                                        A STUDENT OF KEMPO AN
    
                                        EDUCATION SHOULD BE  AT THE FRONT OF THE LINE 
     OF ALL YOUR PRIORITIES. SO MAKE SCHOOL THIS  
    YEAR LIKE KARATE BELT TEST  WORK HARD TO
     SHOW YOUR OTHER TEACHERS WHAT A GOOD 
    STUDENT I KNOW YOU CAN BE ! 

    PICTURE DAY

    TUSE. NOV 5TH @ 530pm IS PICTURE DAY THIS IS A GREAT WAY FOR YOU TO SHOW YOUR WHOLE FAMILY YOUR ART EVEN IF THEY CAN'T COME TO SEE YOU HERE AT THE DOJO & IT MAKES A GREAT HOLIDAY CARD,MOUSE PAD, OR BASEBALL STYLE CARD! THIS TIME AROUND WE DECIDED TO DO SCHEDULED TIME SLOTS FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS CONVENIENCE. IT WILL GO MUCH SMOOTHER THIS WAY. THERE ARE STILL TIME SLOTS LEFT, SO CALL  BY TO PUT YOUR NAME IN FOR A SLOT, ALSO AT 7:00 WE WILL TRY TO GET A GROUP PHOTO OF THE WHOLE SCHOOL TOGETHER. MARK THIS DATE AND TIME SO THAT YOU DONT MISS OUT ON BEING A PART OF THE SCHOOL PHOTO FOR 2002.

    INTERNET BLACK BELT
    NORTH ANDOVER, MARandall Sanchez, a student based in Heredia, Costa Rica, has used the Internet to earn a second-degree black belt in kyusho jitsu from a martial arts master based here.

    Evan Pantazi, a sixth-degree kyusho jitsu black-belt instructor, has never met Sanchez face to face, although they spent more than two years together online. The 26-year-old Costa Rican martial arts teacher took part in cyber lessons two or three times a week, Pantazi said.

    "I dont know if its been done anywhere else before, but its the first time something like this has been done in our system," Pantazi said. "Id videotape myself working here and send it. Hed ask me a question, [and then] Id send him a written answer and a drawing and another video clip over the Internet."

    Pantazi plans to visit Costa Rica in the near future to present seminars to Sanchez and his students.

    MARTIAL ARTIST STOPS A ROBBERY
     Last November Steve Swyhart,a green belt student  foiled a robbery at a local Stop-N-Go convenience store.
    Swyhart had stopped at the convenience store after class and was still wearing his uniform (no belt). He entered the store and noticed that several people had gathered in the back. A  man stood near a magazine rack. Swyhart walked past the man, who spun around with a pistol in his hand. "I didnt think," Swyhart said. "It just happened like we train in class." He avoided the muzzle and pushed the weapon aside, then grabbed the barrel and twisted the pistol and locked the gunmans finger in the trigger guard. The man immediately dropped to his knees and screamed in pain. Swyhart said he heard some "cracking and popping" before he ripped the gun from the gunmans grasp. The martial artist then held the moaning robber at bay until police arrived. The entire incident was caught on the video system. The gunman is being held for attempted manslaughter, for having pistol-whipped the clerk and for stealing $75 from the store.

    IRISH KENPO MASTER PASSES AWAY

    Kenpo master John McSweeney the Father of Irish Karate, passed away here February 26, 2002. He was 74. The cause of death was listed as a sudden, massive heart attack that occurred while he was home.
    McSweeney was best-known for bringing Master Ed Parkers brand of kenpo to Ireland in 1963. The art has since grown into one of the most widely practiced systems in that country. McSweeney received his black belt from Parker in 1962 and was Dan Inosantos kenpo instructor. He was was chairman of the American Kenpo Karate Association and held a 10th degree black belt. He also served in the Air Force and Navy, Army Reserve, and the Border Patrol in Texas.

    Gen. Choi
    THE PASSING OF T.K.D.s GRAND MASTER
    Choi Hong-hi, the Korean general who developed the martial art of tae kwon do more than 50 years ago and watched it attain worldwide popularity, has died. He was 83.

    Mr. Choi, who became a Canadian citizen in 1977, was a longtime resident of the province of Ontario. He returned to the Korean peninsula weeks before his death from stomach cancer in Pyongyang, North Korea.Taking elements from the Korean art of foot fighting, called taek kyon, and Japanese karate, the self-defense art of tae kwon do stresses physical and mental strength, discipline and humility.It is now practiced in 150 countries by as many as 50 million students. In the United States alone, there are several million practitioners, and family participation is growing. A demonstration sport in the 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games, it was a medal sport in the 2000 games in Sydney. Mr. Choi was born in 1918 in what is now North Korea. Expelled from school for leading a protest against the occupying Japanese, he was sent to study calligraphy with a tutor who wound up teaching him taek kyon. In the late 1930s, he continued his education in Japan, where he began to study karate and eventually attained a 2d degree black belt. While in Tokyo in 1942, he and a number of other Korean students were conscripted into the Japanese army. Returned to Korea to serve, Mr. Choi and several comrades tried unsuccessfully to escape and join the opposition Korean Liberation Army. Imprisoned on charges of treason and sentenced to die, Mr. Choi was freed when Korea was liberated just days before the sentence was to have been carried out. While in prison, Mr. Choi began working on the foundations of tae kwon do. Mr. Choi taught tae kwon do around the world, including North Korea. He also wrote ''The Tae Kwon Do Encyclopedia,'' which has become the standard reference work for the martial art.

    This story ran on page B5 of the Boston Globe on 7/13/2002.

     A JOB WELL DONE !

    After two days of Black Belt testing I am happy to say our Dojo has, 4 new Shodan's (1st deg.)& 2 new Nidan's(2nd deg.) SOMETIMES IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT ANYONE CAN MAKE IT TO A BLACK BELT TEST ( KNOWING WHAT IS INVOLVED) KATAS 1-5, PINAN'S 1-5,CRANE FORM, SIX BLOCKING SYSTEMS, DOZENS OF KNIVES, GUNS, CLUBS, ANIMALS, JUJITSU'S, PLUS 21 PING-TES, RIGHTY & LEFTY, HUNDREDS OF TECHNIQUES . IT IS QUITE THE FEAT ,BUT ALL THAT TESTED TRULY DID THEMSELVES, THEIR FAMILIES & THIS DOJO PROUD !

    The test went well and we thank all of the Masters for coming out to test my student's. We are very proud of you all and hope to have many more great years to come here at the Dojo. 

    CONGRATS GO ;

    JEFF E. NIDAN 2nd Dan

    JEFF Y. NIDAN 2nd Dan

    ANINDITA D. SHODAN 1st Dan

    DEEP D. SHODAN 1st Dan

    NISARG C. SHODAN 1st Dan

    KRISTIE B. SHODAN 1st Dan

    PROUD UNCLE'S !!!
    Brandon (Nephew) Deb (SIS)  Madison (Niece)
    Brandon's Graduation 6/1/2002

    BACK IN BLACK!

     SUNDAY 11/17/2002 MARKED A MILE STONE FOR MANY, IN THAT, MANY YEARS OF HARD WORK WHERE FINALLY REWARDED. AT TIMES IT LOOKED LIKE ONE OR TWO MIGHT NOT MAKE IT, ALL DID. THE 5 HOUR TEST SEEMED TO FLY BY IN KNOW TIME, (FOR ME). ALONG WITH THE TWO STUDENTS FROM MY DOJO (CORINA & TREVOR) THREE STUDENTS FROM WALTHAM (GREAT KICKS GUYS, ALOT OF HEART IN WALTHAM)AND ONE FROM THE PEABODY DOJO, DERECK. (WHO I REMEMBER TEACHING, FROM MY DAYS IN THE PEABODY DOJO) ALL PASSED THE EXAM AND WHERE AWARDED THEIR NEXT RANK OF DAN. THIS IS A BROTHERHOOD THAT YOU WILL BE A PART OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. CONGRATS!!! WHILE THIS IS A DAY THAT MARKS A MILE STONE MEET, IT SHOULD BE SAID THAT THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING FOR ANY SERIOUS MARTIAL ARTS STUDENT. GETTING YOUR BLACK BELT MEANS THAT YOU HAVE BECOME A (TRUE) STUDENT,AND NOT "FINISHED WITH YOUR TRIANING". THERE IS ALWAYS MORE TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR ART AND YOURSELF. MY FAMILY AND I ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU ALL.

    CLOSE THE GAP, AND MAKE THEM TAP

    My Thanks goes out to all who supported this dojo by coming to Ni Dai Soke DePasquale. Six dojos in the World Martial Arts Federation were represented.

    From a show of the newest of combat ju jitsu to some of the most classical Yoshitsune parasol motions, Shihan DePasquale taught from the heart and was very impressed with all of you as was his Uke Shihan Mike Fitzgearld, who took his beating like a champ. They will both be back soon, (Time and date T.B.A.)and looking forward to seeing how you have worked the gifts you were given. I will also be meeting with Shihan on a regular basis,so as to better understand his system of Yoshitsune Ju Jitsu.

    W.M.A.F. NEWS

    WITH ALMOST 2000 SPECTATORS AND OVER 700 COMPETITORS SHOWING THEIR BEST SUNDAY 10/27/02 WAS A GREAT TIME. MANY OF THE STUDENTS THAT WENT FROM OUR DOJO PLACED IN THEIR EVENTS AND ALL DID THIS SCHOOL PROUD! I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE PARENTS FOR ALL OF THEIR SUPPORT . THESE TOURNEYS ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS WE MAKE THEM AND IT TAKES A TEAM EFFORT, FROM PARENTS TO BLACK BELTS AND COMPETITORS ALL OF YOUR HELP IS NEEDED AND APPRECIATED!

     
    This month in History
     
    Chojun Miyagi, founder of Goju Ryu, passed away       Sensei Miyagi died on October 8, 1953 at the age of 65. Following his death, four of his senior students opened their own schools. Seiko Higa carried on as Sensei Miyagi's immediate successor. Meitoku Yagi formed the Meibukan, while Sensei Toguchi formed the Shorei-kan, and Eiichi Miyazato formed the Jundokan. Even the greatest masters go on to pass, but the name and way they lived is left behind to be remembered forever!

    halloween party
    halloween party!!!!

    BOO!!!!
    ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN WHEN THE DOJO GET A LITTLE MORE SCARY AND A LITTLE MORE FUN. SATURDAY OCT. 26 WE WILL BE HAVING A PARTY AT THE SCHOOL WITH TREATS AND MAYBE SOME TRICKS , SO SHOW UP DRESSED IN YOUR COSTUMES FOR FUN AND GAMES AT 11:OO

    STRONGER THAN EVER!

    Peace

    ONE YEAR AGO I HEARD THE NEWS ON MY CELL PHONE FROM MY WIFE AS I WAS PICKING UP SOME THING AT THE LOCAL DRUG STORE I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT WE WHERE UNDER ATTACK, FROM SOME OF THE BIGGEST COWARDS IN THE WORLD . I DROVE BACK HOME IN TIME TO SEE THE 2nd PLANE HIT. IT WAS THE WORST THING I HAVE EVER BEEN WITNESS TO, HOWEVER I DID NOT LET THIS STOP MY DAY, AT 1130 AM I WENT TO A PRIVATE LESSON IN PEABODY WITH MASTER CAROZZI FOR MY OWN STUDIES AND THEN TO MY OWN SCHOOL AND TAUGHT CLASSES ALL DAY, KNOWING THAT IF I CLOSED,(LIKE MANY OTHER BUSINESSES HAD) THEN THEY WOULD HAVE GOTTEN WHAT THEY WANTED, TO BREAK OUR SPIRITS TO SLOW US DOWN AND TO MAKE US FEAR THEM. WHAT THEY DID NOT KNOW IS HOW IT WOULD BRING US ALL TOGETHER AS A NATION.THE FLAG STARTED FLYING EVERY WHERE THE VERY NEXT DAY.  ONE OF MY FAVORITE SAYINGS IS FEAR NO MAN BUT RESPECT ALL. LET'S NOT FORGET WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY BUT LET'S NOT FEAR THEM EVER.

    It's God's responsibility to judge Bin Laden. It's our responsibility to arrange the Meeting!!!

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    UNITED WE STAND!!!

    ON WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2002 UNITED SHAOLIN KEMPO KARATE OF BURLINGTON WILL OPEN ITS DOORS FROM 8:00AM TILL 5:OOPM TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR A DAY OF FREE SELF DEFENSE CLINICS AS A WAY TO BETTER INFORM CHILDREN ,ADULTS AND SENIOR CITIZENS HOW THEY MAY BETTER PROTECT THEMSELVES IN THESE TRYING TIMES. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY AND THERE ARE NO FEES. CLINICS WILL BE TAUGHT BY OWNER AND OPERATOR SENSEI KEVIN . OUR HOPE IS TO GIVE THE AVERAGE AMERICAN A LITTLE MORE SELF CONFIDENCE AND A LITTLE LESS FEAR.

    PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COME DOWN TO 226 CAMBRIDGE ST. BURLINGTON MA 01803 OR CALL 781-272-9709 FOR MORE INFORMATION. JUST ASK FOR SENSEI KEVIN OR JACQUI .FOR  DIRECTIONS GO TO WWW.KEMPO.WS     MAPS PAGE.

    God Bless the U.S.A.
    September 11, 2002 is soon approaching. On that day, please wear red,
    white and blue to work or school to show your support for those who lost their lives on 9~11~01 and to honor the heroes who worked to save them and the families left behind. At noon your time on September 11, 2002, no matter where you are or what you are doing, stop, put your hand on your heart,and say the Pledge of Allegiance out loud or to yourself and say a prayer for our nation.
    If all of us do this together in every time zone around the world, we will
    have a powerful chain of thoughts surrounding us. Please keep this going to your friends and family. By September 11, 2002 hopefully enough people will have read this and will join together in unity.
    God Bless the U.S.A.

    IN COMING!!!

    EVERY SEPTEMBER THE DOJO SEES A SPURT OF NEW PEOPLE. I HAVE ALWAYS LOOKED TO MY EXISTING STUDENTS TO HELP MAKE THE NEW PEOPLE FEEL AT HOME AND SAFE. IT IS JUST AS IMPORTANT FOR THE SENIOR STUDENTS TO TEACH BY EXAMPLE THE ETIQUETTE OF THIS DOJO SOME OF THE VERY BASICS INCLUDES; Always bow when entering or leaving the dojo; Remove your shoes before entering; Speaking quietly and maintaining an attitude appropriate for serious practice.Never throwing your belt on the ground. Giving back to the arts is a must for all serious students, and helping a white belt can be a very reward feeling. Ask Sensei what you may do to make this Dojo a better place FOR ALL who train here. "To help others, not just yourself this is the way of Shaolin.

    TOURNAMENT DAY

    ON SUNDAY APRIL 7th U.S.K.B. HOSTED THE FIRST OF WHAT WE HOPE WILL BECOME OUR SEMI ANNUAL TOURNAMENT. IT WAS A DAY THAT YOU ALLSHOULD BE PROUD OF YOURSELVES. HAVING THE GUTS TO GET UP IN FRONT OF A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE THAT YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW AND PERFORMING THE WAY YOU ALL DID HAS BEEN A CREDIT TO YOURSELVES AS WELL AS YOUR SENSEIS. MY SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO THE BLACK BELTS (KATHY, JEFF, CORINA ,PATRICK, & CHRIS) WHOS HELP LEADTO MAKING THIS DAY SUCH A SUCCESS. AS WELL AS ALL OF THE PARENTS WHO LENT A HELPING HAND, YOU ARE TRULY A GREAT GROUP OF PEOPLE AND WE THANK YOU ALL.

    SOME OF THE WINNERS INCLUDE;

    * LILTIGERS DIVISION

    SPARRING; 1st. MAYANK 2nd. RICHA 3rd. AKASH

    FORMS; 1st. MAYANK 2nd. KATHERINE 3rd. AMEYA

    *Jr's DIVISION

    SPARRING; 1st. DEEP 2nd. EDDIE 3rd. RHAGV

    FORMS; 1st. TREVOR 2nd. KRISTIE 3rd. NISARG

    WEAPONS; 1st. NISARG 2nd. DEEP 3rd. KRISTIE

    *ADULT DIVISION

    SPARRING; 1st MIKE M. 2ND SEMMA

    FORMS; 1ST. SEEMA 2ND MIKE M

    IT HAS BEEN TWO YEARS NOW, THAT THE PENCE FAMILY OFFICIALLY TOOK OVER U.S.K. of BURLINGTON AND I MUST SAY WE ARE VERY PROUD OF ALL OF YOU, YOU HAVE KEPT KEMPO GROWING. MY FAMILY & I HOPE TO HAVE MANY MORE YEARS WITH ALL OF YOU .

    SEMINAR

    On april 30th at 6:00pm Michael DePasquale Jr. will hold a seminar for us at your dojo. I have spoken to Shihan and he is very happy to finally come to this dojo as he has taught other students of this school in years past, but has never been here himself. A 9th Dan Yoshitsune Jujutsu Ni Dai Shihan; Black Belt Hakko Ryu Jujitsu, Black Belt in Karate, Black Belt in Judo, Publisher/Editor "Karate International Magazine." Founder of FUMA, President of IFOJJ. Official Karate Magazine. "Star of the Year" inducted into over 15 Martial Arts Hall of Fame. World competitor, and Seminar Instructor. Shihan DePasquale has published 10 books,20 videos and has appeared in several Action Films, King of the Kickboxers, American Shaolin, Blood Brothers, and The Power Within just to name a few. He has also taught the 1st Division of The Army Special Forces, F.B.I., U.S. Marshals, Postal Police, the New York City Police Academy and many other law enforcement personnel . Some of his TV includes Regis Philbin (6segm.) streetwise safety demo. MTV Guest Speaker Anti-crime. Nickelodeon Anti-crime Message Lifetime Guest Speaker Handicapped/streetwise safety. Dont miss this chance to see one of today's top Master. It will be a 3 hour class that you will remember forever ! I hope to see all of my students there!!! To find out more click here http://WWW.MDPENT.COM

    South school demo

    Your visit to South Church Day School was terrific.  The children enjoyed the demonstrations which included board breaking, sword display, and a show of kata. It was fun for the children to watch all the defense moves. The children at our school are very young so they particularly enjoyed the hand moves (blocks) that Mr. Pence taught them during his visit.  We are grateful that Mr. Pence and his students took the time out from their busy schedule to delight us in this professional demonstration.
    JUDY SANPHY
    PRINCIPAL

    TOYS FOR TOTS

    TOYS FOR TOTS
    THE DRIVE IS ON AND YOU CAN HELP A CHILD
     PUT A NEW TOY IN OUR "T.F.T." BOX  HERE AT THE BURINGTON DOJO  While Toys for Tots Coordinators organize and manage the campaign, the ultimate success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people 
     LIKE YOU !
    Bringing a ray of hope to needy youngsters

    UPDATE!!!
    TOYS FOR TOTS
    While Toys for Tots Coordinators organize and manage the campaign, the ultimate success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people 
     LIKE YOU !
    THANK YOU ALL FOR FOR THE TOYS!    I DIDN'T THINK WE WOULD GET SO MANY TOYS THE FRIST TIME. GIVE YOUR SELF A PAT ON THE BACK AND KNOW THAT YOU MADE A  CHILD VERY HAPPY. 
      WE WILL MAKE THIS SOMETHING THIS DOJO WILL DO EVERY YEAR! 
     THANK-YOU ALL ! 

    PIC'S DAY

    WED. DEC 5TH @ 500pm IS PICTURE DAY THIS IS A GREAT WAY FOR YOU TO SHOW YOUR WHOLE FAMILY YOUR ART EVEN IF THEY CANT COME TO SEE YOU HERE AT THE DOJO & IT MAKES A GREAT HOLIDAY PRESENT TO ! THIS TIME AROUND WE DECIDED TO DO SCHEDULED TIME SLOTS FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS CONVENIENCE. IT SHOULD GO MUCH SMOOTHER THIS WAY. THERE ARE STILL TIME SLOTS LEFT, SO CALL OR STOP BY TO PUT YOUR NAME IN FOR A SLOT .

    SUPERFOOT

    BACK FOR ANOTHER SHOW SUPERFOOT WILL SHOW US SOME OF TRICKS THAT MADE HIM SUCH A GREAT KICK BOXER & LEGEND IN THE THE MARTIAL ARTS WORLD . IT WAS A GREAT TIME LAST YEAR W/ KIM AND BILL HE IS QUITE THE FUNNY GUY, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW BILL WALLACE'S WIFE KIM OWNED THE BURLINGTON DOJO IN THE EARLY 90's A GREAT MARTIAL ARTIST IN HER OWN RIGHT ! BELOW IS SOME HISTORY OF MR. WALLACE's LIFE! TO GO TO HIS WEB SITE CLICK ON ANY OF HIS PIC's.

    About Bill "Superfoot" Wallace : Bill Wallace retired as the undefeated Professional Karate Association (PKA) Middleweight Champion after defeating Bill Biggs in a 12-round bout in June 1980. The victory, Wallace's 23rd straight, signaled the end to an illustrious 15-year career in tournament and full contact fighting. Known to the karate world simply as "Superfoot," symbolic of his awesome left leg, which was once clocked in excess of 60 mph, Wallace left a string of battered and bruised bodies along the martial arts fighting trail. He used his foot as others would use their hands, faking opponents with two or three rapid fake kicks and following with one solid knockout technique. His power was amazing, his precision astounding. Wallace, a 5-foot, 10 1/2 inch native of Portland, Ind., began studying karate in February 1967 after suffering a right leg injury in a judo accident. The injury left him without the use of the leg in karate competition. Some observers said Wallace was committing martial arts suicide. Wallace, however, had other ideas. In the next seven years, "Superfoot," named after his manager saw an advertisement for a "super foot long hot dog" at a sporting event, dominated the point-tournament circuit. As a national champion point fighter three years in a row, Wallace captured virtually every major event on the tournament circuit. The more prestigious victories included: the U.S. Championships (3 times), the USKA Grand Nationals (3 times), and the Top Ten Nationals (2 times).

    He was such as dominant figure in martial arts that Black Belt magazine, the bible of industry publications, named him to its Hall of Fame three times in seven years -- twice as "Competitor of the Year" and once as "Man of the Year." In 1973, Wallace, whose education includes a bachelor's degree (1971) in physical education from Ball State University and a master's degree (1976) in kinesiology (the study of human movement) from Memphis State University, suffered what many considered a career-ending injury. However, one of Wallace's friends, the late Elvis Presley, flew in a Los Angeles acupuncturist to treat the Karate champion at Graceland Manor. A year later, Wallace turned professional and captured the PKA middleweight karate championship with a second-round knockout (hook kick) of West German Bernd Grothe in Los Angeles. He relinquished the crown in 1980, undefeated and respected around the world.

    "Superfoot "Last year at our Dojo

    Despite his retirement, Wallace continues to be one of the martial arts most popular figures. He is the author of three books: Karate: Basic Concepts & Skills, Dynamic Kicking & Stretching, and The Ultimate Kick. As well as a former member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness, Wallace also has been active in the film industry. His credits include : A Force of One with Chuck Norris; Kill Point, with Cameron Mitchell; Continental Divide and Neighbors, with John Belushi, whom he acted as trainer and bodyguard; Protector, with Jackie Chan; A Prayer for the Dying,with Mickey Rourke; Ninja Turf; and A sword of Heaven.


    Peace

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    SOMETIMES IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT ANYONE CAN MAKE IT TO A BLACK BELT TEST ( KNOWING WHAT IS INVOLVED) KATA, PINAN'S, CLUBS, BLOCKING SYSTEMS ,KNIVES, GUNS, ANIMALS, JUJITSU'S, PING-TE, RIGHTY & LEFTY . IT IS QUITE THE FEAT ,BUT TO GO TO THE PEABODY DOJO, AND DO WHAT MISS  SCANIO DID IS SOMETHING THAT I WILL BE PROUD OF FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!  THIS YOUNG WOMEN (ON HER 16th B-DAY NO LESS!) I THINK  SHOCKED ALL THE MASTERS IN ATTENDANCE. SHE WAS FAST, STRONG, AND PRECISE IN EVERY PART OF HER ART, AND REFUSED TO GIVE UP EVEN WHEN THE TEST TURNED FOR THE WORST FOR SOME OF THE OTHERS. MISS SCANIO TRULY DID HERSELF, HER FAMILY & THIS DOJO PROUD ! CORINA SHOWED JUST WHAT THE "SPIRIT OF SHAOLIN" IS ALL ABOUT! 

    CONGRATULATIONS "SHODAN"

    A NEW YEAR IN 2K&2

    WE THE PENCE FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THE STUDENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS THAT HAVE MADE THIS PAST YEAR SO GREAT !!!! WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW YEAR AND ALL OF THE EVENTS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO PUT ON AND OR BE A PART OF . SUCH AS THE TOURNAMENT IN APRIL , BREAKING CLINICS, BEACH WORK-OUT DAYS, A NEW CLASS FOR TOURNAMENT TRAINING,  MORE CLINICS FROM TOP MASTERS, A COACH CLASS FOR MOMS & DADS THAT WHAT TO HELP THEIR CHILD IN THEIR TRAINING , THE SHAOLIN MONKS SHOW TRIP IN FEB. , A NEW NOON WORKOUT OPEN CLASS FOR THE ADULTS & THE OF FORMING DEMO TEAMS, SO THAT OTHERS MAY SEE JUST WHAT IT IS THAT WE TEACH HERE AT U.S.K.O.B.

    WE HAVE RESOLVED OUR SELF'S TO GIVING YOU & YOUR FAMILY  THE BEST TRAINING THAT WE CAN AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO TRAIN WITH AS MANY MARTIAL ARTIST AS WE CAN TO KEEP YOUR TRAINING FRESH AND FUN. THIS DOJO IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THE STUDENT WHO ARE IN IT, AND WE ARE PROUD OF YOU ALL ! DOING IT FOR YOU IN 2002!

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    I would like to Thank all who have helped me "along the path"... my Family, Teachers, Friends & all the members of my Martial Arts Family.
    Yours in the Arts;
     Kevin Pence Sr. Sensei
     Pence Self-Defense Academy
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