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    Default Looking for a school in Seattle.

    Hello, new guy here with a question for my Kenpo family. I have a friend located in Seattle and he has listen to me talk about Kenpo long enough that he is interested in joining a school. Can anyone give me a recommendation on a school in that area; being in TX myself I really have no idea where to send him to get started.

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    Default Re: Looking for a school in Seattle.

    LOL new guy! Good to see you.

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    Default Re: Looking for a school in Seattle.

    Where in Seattle?

    Alpha Martial Arts run by Chris Herrman near University Village.
    Last time I visited Chris (1.5 years ago), his school was still pretty young, and hadn't really developed a cadre of older experienced students. That said, Chris is a very good instructor. http://www.alphamartialarts.com/

    Silkwind Kenpo is a word-of-mouth group run out of the Redmond area (eastside). I really like these guys and try to work with them if I am in the area. The head instructor is Mr. Bradley scottwb@gmail.com under the overall lead of Mr. Sipes. They run a blend of AK and older Chinese Kenpo material.

    I believe Tracy's Kenpo has an instructor that works out somewhere in the Seattle area, though I've never met him, if there is one, Mr. Samuelson probably knows him. http://www.stmartialarts.com/

    Your friend may also look at the many Kajukenbo schools in Seattle, I can highly recommend the Yin Yang Arts Center, http://www.yyac.com/ For some old-school kajukenbo, check out out Mr. Mateo over on Lake City Way. Mr. Mateo also is ranked in Tracy kenpo and when I studied there some of the forms and SD techs were used, I don't know how his current curricullum is set up. http://mateokajukenbo.com/

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    Default Re: Looking for a school in Seattle.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Brewer View Post
    LOL new guy! Good to see you.


    Thanks, Ive been away so long I feel like a new guy. Looks like I have much reading and catching up to do.
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    Default Re: Looking for a school in Seattle.

    At the present I don't know of a good school in the Seattle area. There is one or 2 that I wouldn't recomend. Our friend went to one of those and got his Black Belt in about 2 years and a 40 minute test. Half of the test was Calethetics and 2 people were takinig it at the same time. A 40 minute test for 2 people is not much of a test. His skill level is about Orange or Purple.
    Enough said. If you contact me on private message I will give you the name of that school. My friend dosen't really have any pride in the quick Black Belt that he recieved. He says he has learned enough to become a student of ours. We are accross the sound so he was to far away to take from us.

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    Default Re: Looking for a school in Seattle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blindside View Post
    Where in Seattle?

    Alpha Martial Arts run by Chris Herrman near University Village.
    Last time I visited Chris (1.5 years ago), his school was still pretty young, and hadn't really developed a cadre of older experienced students. That said, Chris is a very good instructor. http://www.alphamartialarts.com/

    Silkwind Kenpo is a word-of-mouth group run out of the Redmond area (eastside). I really like these guys and try to work with them if I am in the area. The head instructor is Mr. Bradley scottwb@gmail.com under the overall lead of Mr. Sipes. They run a blend of AK and older Chinese Kenpo material.

    I believe Tracy's Kenpo has an instructor that works out somewhere in the Seattle area, though I've never met him, if there is one, Mr. Samuelson probably knows him. http://www.stmartialarts.com/

    Your friend may also look at the many Kajukenbo schools in Seattle, I can highly recommend the Yin Yang Arts Center, http://www.yyac.com/ For some old-school kajukenbo, check out out Mr. Mateo over on Lake City Way. Mr. Mateo also is ranked in Tracy kenpo and when I studied there some of the forms and SD techs were used, I don't know how his current curricullum is set up. http://mateokajukenbo.com/

    Lamont

    Im waiting on him to e mail me an exact location in Seattle. I am also working on getting him to sign up here on KT so much he can learn.

    Thank you for all the good info and links, Im sure that will help my friend locate a school in his area and get started. Now I just need to get myself in a position to return to training.
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