Kenpo in Port Arthur or Nacogdoches TX?

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  1. shane23ss

    shane23ss Blue Belt

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    I was wondering if anyone here knew of a good Kenpo School/Instructor in Port Arthur and Nacogdoches TX? Looking for one for a buddy. Thanks.
     
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    There is a neat guy in Nacogdoches named Joe Lansdale, who teaches Shen Chuan. I have taught camps for him the past 2 years and he is having Chuck Sullivan in this year. He started in Kenpo, and now combines that with other arts he has obtained black belts in over the decades. Have your friend check out one of his classes. See JoeRLansdale.com

    I do not know anyone it the Port Arthur area right off hand. I can ask around. Jason Bugg may know someone, and he is a member here. He lives in Houston, halfway between where I am and Port Arthur, so he is probably more familiar with the area.

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    Thanks Mr Billings. I will surely let him know. If you hear anything else about Port Arthur, please let me know. I have two different people asking me about this. One is in Port Arthur, the other in Nacogdoches. Thanks again.
     
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    Just curious. Does it have to be kenpo? The club where I train and teach has folks with black belt ranks in Universal Karate (Hebert/Hardy style), kuntao, Kanto Ryu Kenpo-Jutsu, Shorin Ryu, Goshin-jutsu, point fighting and a few Gracie brown belts (one of whom has a wrestling and boxing background). One of the owners was a boxing coach in the Air Force too. I teach Eskrima and some gross hand to hand. We're locate in Port Neches on Pure Atlantic next to Billy Joes Barbeque. Why is your friend asking about Nacogdoches and Port Arthur? Is he a student at SFA? Those two cities are at least a hundred miles apart.
     
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    Two different friends of his. Gee, finally someone with more than one friend. I wonder what that must feel like.

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    Wow, Port Arthur! I grew up in Beaumont and I thought I would never have to hear Port Arthur again!! :) If your friend is located in P.A., Beaumont would be a good place to look as well, its really growing or so I hear.

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    Shane. I sent you a PM with some info for a school in Port Neches (Not far from Port Arthur).
     
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    Thanks guys for your responses. Yes, it is 2 different people asking. These guys are in the Texas National Guard and have been activated to my area for the past year and a half. They have been training with me since they got here. That is the reason I am asking about Kenpo. As you can see from my profile, I train in a Kenpo system. They really enjoy Kenpo and have a huge interest in continuing training somewhere. The one from P.A. has a real natural talent for Kenpo. Thanks again for your responses. I will pass the information on to them. Hopefully they can find a home.
     
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    There is Guy Crump in Houston, that may help your buddy in Port Arthur. I have a school in Shreveport, about an hour and a half from Nacogdoches.
     
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    Thanks Dave. Hey, if you are in the loop on other Tracy schools, send me a PM if you know of any in the Tennessee area. Thanks.
     
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    KenpoDave

    Do you go by "Vajramukti" on the Templar board?
     
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    Yep.
     
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    I can't think of any schools in Tennessee other than Jackson. I believe most in Tennessee are personal trainers that teach some but don't actually have schools. You can check the Tracy's website, though.
     
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    Yeah, I checked there. I saw the school from Jackson, the only problem is that Jackson is a pretty good hike from where I am from. Thanks for the help.123
     

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