AKKA KARATE USA
816-682-2428 | 7504 N. Oak Trafficway, Gladstone, MO 64118 | AKKAnorthland@gmail.com
Eric Lyles and Dylan Schee
What is AKKA?
K is for Kenpo karate
AKKA stands for American Kenpo Karate Academy. We have four other affiliated schools in the greater Kansas City area, as well as schools in Colorado and New Mexico.
The word "kenpo" itself means empty-hand fighting. Many of our systems' self-defense techniques have their roots in traditional kung fu.
What does that mean?
We like to kick and knee (and otherwise hit) our assailant in the groin. The throat is a good target, too (although not for kicking or kneeing -- unless they're doubled over).
OK, but besides that, our self-defense techniques teach a series of rapid-fire strikes, meant to illustrate the variety of options available.
Oh, yeah -- we incorporate jiu-jitsu as well -- which is like wrestling.
We speak English -- it is called American Kenpo, after all -- although we may throw in a "dojo" (school) or "gi" (uniform) here and there.
Checking out other styles?
Check out this informative video in which "Master Ken" explains why tae kwon do is an inferior martial art. (Click on the image above)
Best in the Northland!
We were voted best martial arts studio in the Northland in 2013, 2014 and 2015!