Best Kenpo school in Utah?

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  1. scfgabe

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    I would like to begin learning the art of American Kenpo. However, because I am new I do not know the reputation or quality of the schools in the area. I live in the Ogden/Layton area north of S.L.C. Where should I start, and what groups might I want to avoid (if any)?

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    I'm not too good on Utah's geography, being in Europe, but these links might be of use to you;

    Cedar City

    Universal Kenpo Studios
    Southern Utah University
    Cedar City, UT
    Cameron Parry - Head Instructor
    cjkenpo@cedarcity.net


    Salt Lake City

    Arrowhead Kenpo Studios
    New location coming soon! Visit our Web site for more details.
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Ryan Wheaton - Head Instructor
    Info@arrowheadkenpo.com
    www.arrowheadkenpo.com

    Provo/Orem

    Joe Kader's Kenpo Studio
    1400 North 488 West
    Orem, Utah
    Joe Kader - Head Instructor
    Jkadd@aol.com
    www.utahvalleykarate.com

    Ogden

    Rocky Mountain
    Kenpo Studios
    Coming Soon!

    South Weber City

    Wasatch Kenpo Karate
    S. Weber City, Utah
    Steve Bybee - Head Instructor
    SBsquard@aol.com
    (801) 476-1875

    South Ogden

    Rocky Mountain
    Kenpo Studios
    580 39th street
    S. Ogden, Utah
    Brian Murphy & Jeremy Atwood - Head instructors
    (801) 540-9306 or (801) 399-9306

    Tell them Les Grihault from England sent you.

    Hope this helps,

    Les
     
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    Sorry, that I'm not all that familiar with the Utah area but ........... Les would not steer you wrong..... check out any of those instructors that may be close to you!

    GD7
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    Hello sfgabe,

    Welcome to MartialTalk!

    I live in Utah. I am also in American Kenpo. I do have a list of most American Kenpo schools located all over Utah (as well as those of other martial arts). The others have mentioned upthread of a few in your area so far. Let me add two more that you can consider.

    Jack Curtin’s Kenpo Karate
    1410 South 5875 East

    South Ogden
    , UT 84403
    801-479-8689

    Instructor: Jack Curtin

    Ed Parker’s American Kenpo


    Uintah Academy of Kenpo
    1468 East 5600 South

    Ogden
    , UT 84403
    801-476-0337

    Instructor: Jeff Bybee, 2nd Deg. Black Belt

    Ed Parker’s American Kenpo, Paul Mills


    As for which is better, I cannot answer that. What I would suggest is you visit the schools and see how you feel there. Be sure to ask the instructor a lot of questions. See how his personality works for you. It is the instructor that will "make or break" your training experience, so if you're comfortable with him, it will be much easier to train. Good luck with your search!

    If you want to look at other AK schools outside of Ogden/South Ogden/Layton area, let me know.

    Thank you,

    - Ceicei
     
  5. TheEdge883

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    Thanks for the info Ceicei. I'm not exactly sure how current that information is though, back when I was looking for a kenpo school, I looked for Mr Curtain under that address and there was no school. As for Jeff Bybee, I'm not exactly sure, I guess I should call and see if that school is there :)
     
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    Thanks for everyone's info on good Kenpo schools in Utah. I recently visited the AKKI Kenpo school of Jim Clark in Ogden. I was impressed. I will make a decision soon.

    - Thanks for all your input
     
  7. Ceicei

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    Ok, if any of the schools you've looked at doesn't exist, please let me know so I can update the Utah Martial Arts list. Thank you!

    - Ceicei
     
  8. TheEdge883

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    I kinda figured that was you at class last night :) Good luck on your decision, and hope to see you again!123
     

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