SCHOOL OF MARTIAL ARTS
Founded September 30, 1977
By Grand Master Ken Champ
Man has always tried to find ways to protect himself and his family. Modern man cannot always carry a weapon around with him; so, the next best thing is to use Unarmed Combat. The style you are about to study is one of the oldest and deadliest forms of self defense ever developed. I have been studying the Art of Self – Defense since 1961.
My martial arts training began during my tour of duty with the US Army while stationed in Korea. I continued my training after being honorably discharged in 1963.
My studies led me to many different styles of Karate and Self – Defense. Some styles used just fists, feet and hard physical training, which was good but lacked philosophy. I tried soft styles but found that they lacked the power to resist a hard, all out attack. There was grace and discipline, but minimal power. Some styles were too rules oriented and would be almost useless for street and close-quarters combat.
Hundreds of different styles and specialties of the martial arts exist, but they were segregated into relatively small groups of techniques until I formed Tai Chuan Do. I took the best techniques from each style and incorporated them into one style along with philosophical teachings dating back to the late 1500s. The level of knowledge and skill gained through Tai Chuan Do will fit each student’s personal development. It will require a lot of hard work and practice, but you will be rewarded for your efforts with promotions and most of all, physical fitness and the ability to defend yourself and your family. A sense of well being will enter the mind through your physical conditioning and discipline. This well being will affect every area of your life.
There is much to learn about my style. Be prepared to spend time, effort and energy. You will receive personalized instruction while training with my Black Belt instructors. You will learn to defend yourself against such things as chokes, knives, kicks, sticks, bear hugs and full nelsons. You will study the art of Jujitsu and Aikido. You will learn to spar using hard and soft styles of fighting.
Welcome to the School and Brotherhood of Tai Chuan Do.
Grand Master Ken Champ
8th Degree Black Belt