BLACK BELT CLASSES: For students that have achieved the rank of Black Belt. For children and teens, the journey of learning more self-defense and forms continue as a major focus. For Adults, though their is still more curriculum to learn the focus now changes to a more individualized training. There are ten degrees of Black Belt and most students that have achieved Black Belt either have completed their goal in their Martial Arts or have discovered it to have become a lifelong journey and way of life for them. They now seek to add to their knowledge way beyond their proficiency and effectiveness. All Black Belts study more theory and principals of their art while continuing to add to their physical skills. Up to 5th-degree, black belts continue to learn new curriculum and most have developed their own specialty in the art. While most martial arts are designed for the student to conform to the system, American Kenpo Karate is tailored to fit the individual. We are now in the phase of adapting what the student has learned and are now learning how to apply it in a way that best fits the individual black belt. Most Teen Black Belts are now high school students of 14 to 18 years old, and we help them develop their skill set in every aspect which helps them excel in everything. Our Black Belt make better students, athletes, and leaders. Many of our Teen Black Belts are also preparing to go away to college, and we help them get ready for that aspect of their lives. Our Youth Black Belts also excel in many of the same areas in school and sports and getting good grades is a major part of that. They are also becoming good team leaders. Many of our Black Belts have also elected to become teachers and assistant teachers in the Martial Arts and continue to widen and deepen their knowledge and skills for that reason. At this point of their training, our Black Belts are also encouraged to join American Kenpo Associations. Memberships in these outside organizations such as the Worldwide Kenpo Karate Association and the World Kenpo Federation give our Black Belt Students a larger experience and opportunities for continuing education beyond geography or a single Instructor.