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Turn Check-ins into Water #givewater

  Hi friends, This July, we are excited to partner with H2OpenDoors to provide safe drinking water to people in need. H2OpenDoors is a program of The Rotary Club with a long term goal of providing access to clean, safe drinking water for one million people throughout developing nations. The team of volutneers at H2OpenDoors […]

Can martial arts training make your brain work better?

These days, our brains a literally battered with too much information. The fast pace of the “information age” brings with it incredible stress that most of us feel on a daily basis. My martial arts students often tell me how much better they feel after class. It is well documented that a great workout relieves stress, […]

Help Provide Autism Therapy for Children and their Families by checking in at Kensho in April

Hey friends, This April we’re happy to support Autism Awareness month by partnering with The Autism Site to provide therapy for children with autism. Every 2 “check-ins” on Facebook or location “tags” on Instagram, provides one minute of therapy to an autistic child and their family. The Autism Site provides access to incredible play therapy […]

Roger Luri & Ron Balicki talk about their Chicago JKD Martial Arts Roots

  In this Video, Kensho Martial Arts head instructor Roger Luri talks with martial arts legend, actor, producer and fight coreographer Ron Balicki of Martial Arts Research Systems about their Chicago JKD – mixed martial arts roots in the early 1980’s under Grand Master Fred Degerberg, Guro Dan Inosanto et al.   Roger Luri:                  Hey, […]

Watch out for the “Crabs”!

If you put one crab in a small pot, it can easily escape. But, did you know that if you put several in a pot together, they instinctively pull each other back in anytime one of them tries to climb out. This is called “crab mentality.” They instinctively drag each other down and seal their fate together. People […]

A Method to Our Mixed Martial Arts Madness!

At Kensho our approach to learning martial arts is a bit different. Yes, in our Mixed Martial Arts curriculum, we train in a variety of martial arts which of course many people do these days, but rather than a smorgasbord where the student’s progress is haphazard at best, our approach is very focused and deliberate. Why begin with boxing and […]

Sensei’s #1 Fitness and Focus Secret!

As a martial arts instructor. I find that one of the things I love about martial arts is that it helps me to stay focused on balancing what’s important to me in my life. For me, being healthy and fit is one of the pillars of a happy life. Without health and fitness, I find it’s […]

Secrets to Inspire Kids & Keep them Motivated & Engaged

As a parent and kids martial arts instructor, I meet parents all the time who tell me that their kids jump from one activity to another and quickly lose interest and move on. It’s really awesome that parents are able to provide kids with a variety of learning experiences, but at Kensho we find that for kids to really […]

Kids Should Train with Weapons?

Sounds crazy, right? You might be surprised to find that there are a lot of great reasons for kids to do weapon training as is done in Kali and Filipino Martial Arts. The idea of Kensho’s adult and kids mixed martial arts system is for students to become complete martial artists capable of defending themselves in […]

5 Ways to Kickstart your motivation and keep it going all year long!

The New Year is not the only time we can make improvements. Personal growth is an ongoing, lifelong process. Here are 5 ways to kickstart your motivation and keep it going all year long! Show up! Plan an exercise routine and stick to it. Do something you find fun and interesting to keep you coming […]