February 2016

February 2016 - Kellogg's American Kenpo KarateWow, is time ever going by fast! We’re already into month 2 of 2016! Classes are running full steam ahead and we have an exciting year of Kenpo planned.

So far, we have had two promotions: Mikayla Afusia was promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt and Ernie Sunga to purple. BTW, Ernie is 73 yrs old…what’s your excuse? This is a great time to invite a friend or family who’s always wanted to learn martial arts to come down to the studio for a free lesson!

The Watchman Seminar

This month we are holding a must see seminar with Captain Ron Sanchez (Ret) on the subject of his new book, The Watchman: The 12 Irrefutable Principles of Physical and Spiritual Defense teaching the survival mindset, how to recognize the precursors to an attack, and what to do in an active shooter situation. If you missed this seminar at Bob White’s Karate Studio last year, this is your second chance to experience this incredible presentation! From the book:

There can be no debate that the world has become increasingly dangerous. Active shooters, murders and terrorist attacks have become common occurrences and they are not going stop! Author Ron Sanchez, an honorably retired LAPD captain and a defensive tactics, use-of-force and martial arts’ expert, has experienced these disheartening times during his thirty-one years in law enforcement. The Watchman is an exciting and thought-provoking collection of principles that fuses powerful, real-life stories with fundamental, Christian beliefs and survival tactics to establish godly advice in defense against our physical and spiritual adversaries.

Invite friends, family members, and loved ones to this thought-provoking & insightful presentation. More details, including the date of the seminar will be announced soon, but you can buy your copy of The Watchman ahead of time right here!

More in March

There’s much more to come in March! March 5th is the Martial Artists for Christ dinner at Calvary Chapel West Grove on March 18th, The Bob & Barbara White Invitational Banquet (get tickets here), and Tournament on March 20th benefiting Royal Family Kids.

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January 2016 Student of the Month

January 2016 Student of the Month, Emi PhilipsCongratulations to our first Student of the Month for 2016, Emi Philips!

Emi has been coming regularly with her grandpa, Ernie, and brings lots of energy and personality to every class and is on her way to to earning her orange belt. Great job, Emi! Keep up the good work!

Every month, we pick a new student to be our Student of the Month. At the end of the year, those students are eligible to win the annual Jeff Pfeiffer Award in honor of beloved black belt, Jeff Pfeiffer, whose inspiring story will be featured in the upcoming film, Fists of Faith.

January 2016 – A Busy Year Ahead

January 2016 – Kellogg's American Kenpo Karate

Well its time to get our karate back on! This month we have so much going on and it looks like it’s going to be a busy year.

Mr. Ed Downey, Mr. Bob White & Mr. Ken Kellogg

Mr. Ed Downey, Mr. Bob White, Mr. Ken Kellogg

We will have a couple of tournaments in the coming months and also some guest seminars including Capt. Ron Sanchez in February (on active shooter situations and survival mindset), Mr. Bob White, and Mr. Ed Downey from Ireland!

Coming soon in March is the Bob White Invitational Banquet benefiting Royal Family Kids. The Welcome Banquet has become one of the premier events in Kenpo with a veritable “who’s who” as the guest list. Special guests this year will include the EPAK Dream Team and Master Ken from the popular YouTube comedy series Enter the Dojo. For ticket information, you can ask Mr. Kellogg or go to The Bob White Invitational website.

The beginning of a new year is a good time to talk about the values and philosophy of Kellogg’s American Kenpo Karate. We want to contribute to our community and help others. Our nation has a long and rich tradition of people coming together and forming organizations to solve problems and enrich their communities. The concept of non-profit organizations and associations is an important part of our history and culture. But just what is a “non-profit”?

We are described in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, which refers to organizations that are created to further the common good and general welfare of the people of the community. Examples can include civic groups, downtown improvement associations, and social action organizations. Because the purposes of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations can be very similar, some organizations could potentially qualify for either classification. There are pros and cons to each structure. We are a 501c3 so your donations are tax deductible.

Our board is not on a salary so all donations go back to the studio. If you would like to assist us we would deeply appreciate all your prayers. If you wish to support financially you can donate through our Paypal ‘Donate’ button on the top-left of the page. Thanks!

KAKK Student of the Month – December 2015

Kellogg's American Kenpo Karate Student of the Month, December 2015 – Connor Johnson

Congratulations to our final Student of the Month for 2015, Connor Johnson!

Connor has been a student at Kellogg’s American Kenpo Karate for a little over a year. He’s a hard worker who recently earned his blue belt just before Christmas and is now taking on new responsibilities as a student instructor. He enjoys leading class warmups & basics and constantly works to improve his sparring abilities and knowledge of Kenpo techniques. We are very proud of his accomplishments and look forward to seeing him advance in months to come.

Every month, we pick a new student to be our Student of the Month. At the end of the year, those students are eligible to win the annual Jeff Pfeiffer Award in honor of beloved black belt, Jeff Pfeiffer, whose inspiring story will be featured in the upcoming film, Fists of Faith.