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 […]

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 […]

Best Martial Art for Self-Defense?

The thing about self-defense is that you never know what you’re going to need. Attacks and situations vary tremendously, so there is no way that you can know in advance what technique will serve you best. So, What is the Best Martial Art for Self Defense? I’m Roger Luri, Head Instructor at Kensho Martial Arts in […]

Habits – Define Who We Are!

As we begin to learn martial arts, we begin to be more aware of our habits. In Kensho’s adult martial arts program we learn to develop positive habits that help achieve our goals. Our habits truly define our lives and who we are! Suppose for example; I have a habit of going out into the world every day and treating […]

Fitness Kickboxing vs Kickboxing Class

What’s the difference between a fitness kickboxing class and a kickboxing class? When we look at fitness magazines these days, we see a lot of images of people doing kickboxing movements and fitness kickboxing related exercises. Kicking and punching is tons of fun and can provide an incredible workout at the same time. That’s why people […]

Forward Triangle Footwork in Filipino Martial Arts

Triangle footwork is common in Filipino Boxing /Martial Arts and also in many other styles. The video above demonstrates our forward triangle as often used in Filipino Boxing. The forward triangle can be used for counter-punching as in boxing, for trapping entries as in Jun Fan/JKD or Silat, or in the context of a weapon […]