American Kempo Karate Academy has been a long time established martial arts school since March of 1995. Throughout the years we have impacted the lives of thousands of people. Some of whom have gone to serve in the military, law enforcement, and many other professions. The results have been spectacular! We have successfully empowered our students to take on life's challenges! Achieving a Black Belt at AKKA is by no means an easy task but it is a way to teach anyone how to set goals and Persevere.
American Kempo Karate Academy throughout the years has participated in a number of community events. From fun events like "The Great Pumpkin Give-Away" in Weymouth, to the Whitman-Hanson Kid Fitness Festival. We honor those who have served by marching in the memorial day and Veterans days parades, AKKA has been very active in being part of the community. Over the years we've expanded to not just festivals and parades but also to volunteering time in the schools by providing child abduction prevention seminars. Our most recent one, back in October 2018 we reached out to the schools all over the south shore from Weymouth/Braintree area, to the Plymouth/Kingston area to provide our version of the age old stranger danger seminar with a movie called, "The Journey of the Steal-Proof Master," but also to apply those concepts to online. The goal with this particular seminar is to teach kids not necessarily what these child predators look like, but HOW THEY ACT. The concepts of looking for particular behavior patterns is WAY MORE IMPORTANT than what clothes they might be wearing. In an ever changing world, we've been here to help keep kids safe and parents vigilant.
Our martial arts is rooted in kempo karate which translates to "The law or way of the empty hand." Originating in Japan our techniques have stood the test of time throughout the centuries. These techniques are meant to help one learn how to defend themselves. While there are a lot of martial arts competitions out there and numerous schools that train in the competitive scene, unfortunately that DOES NOT TEACH SELF-DEFENSE. What it does teach is how to play the game of the martial arts competition. I know you might be thinking, "hey my kid knows how to punch and kick that should be enough right??" But implore you to read our "Consider This" blog to get a better understanding of what I mean.
Long story short, self-defense situation a.k.a. fights, (lets just call it what it is) don't have referees
instead our techniques teach students how to defend themselves in the simplest way possible so as to get away from the situation and not be a victim, but also not become the tormentor. Teaching them that they are worth defending! For a better understanding of this concept, please, read our blogs.