Pence Self Defense Academy
My child has been at the Academy for 2 years now. It is amazing what they have done for his self confidence and self esteem. He has done better in school and his teachers are thrilled. He has also learned to be street smart and how to protect himself. In today's society that is so important. The professional level of instruction there is top notch. Thank-You Sensei Kevin and the entire staffApr 15, 2011
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LocationBurlington, MA 01803
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- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?How do I choose a Martial Arts school? When looking for a school, make sure you ask Lots of Questions! Print this out before you go to the area schools, and don't be shy! Just ask the questions, and you will get to know what you need to know, to make a good choice for you or your child! *Is the actual class taught by a qualified Instructor? *How many student to teachers in a class? *Find out what the instructors credentials are. *How many years have they trained in the arts ? *How many years have they taught the arts ? *Does the instructor still take as a student from a Senior Instructor? *Is the school part of a established organization? *Do they mind if you contact the organization to verify? *Does the Dojo follow an established system of teaching? *Does the Dojo teach sport karate or an established system of self-defense ? *Do they allow free trial membership? *Is the training hall cleaned ie ( rugs, mats, pads, and bathrooms) . * Are the students disciplined and respectful, but still having fun? *Talk to the students, watch a class or two.
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?Year Began in the Arts: 1975 ( Western Boxing F. W. Pence - Father) Current Highest Rank: 5th Degree Black Belt in Kempo Kara-te (Godan) / 2nd Degree Black Belt Yoshitsune Ju Jitsu / Instructor 2nd level from Guro Mike and May Williams of The Martial Arts Research Institute in the Combined Cultural Arts of Southeast Asia (Kali, Silat, Kung-Fu). Martial Arts Knowledge: Styles / Systems Studied : Kali, Yoshitsune Ju Jitsu, Kobudo, Kempo / Kenpo, Shaolin Kung-fu, Western Boxing, Silat, and Ground Fighting. Weapons Knowledge: Bo, Baston, Dager, Dao, Kama, Karambit, Katana, Jo, Nunchaku, Obi, Tonfa,Tanto, Sai, and Spear. Martial Arts Accomplishments * Inductee Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame ( Sensei of the year ) * Inductee U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame ( Man of the year ) * Inductee World Martial Arts Federation Hall of Fame ( Martial Artist of the year ). * Inductee Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame ( Spirit of the Arts Award ). * Awarded a Inst. Level 2 rank from the Martial Arts Research Institute in Kali ( M.A.R.I. ) (est. 1989) . * Inductee 1st annual International Federation of Ju Jitsuans (I.F.O.J.J.) Legion of Honor - Bushido Award * Board Member of World Martial Arts Federation. * Executive Board Member Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu Black Belt Society Massachusetts of Great Grand Master Gascon. * Founder Pence Self-Defense System - Ping Shen Tao. My Voe I Kevin Pence Sr. vow to unselfishly share all of the knowledge that I possess in the Arts. I will dedicated myself to bringing the Martial Arts community together to share and learn from each other, so we may all better ourselves and our Families.