American Kenpo Karate is a Hawaiian martial art brought to mainland America by Ed Parker in the late 50's. The art uses realistic street defensive tactics to overwhelm an attacker. Primarily a standup style it uses rapid fire strikes, nerve and limb destruction, joint manipulation and groin erradication in order to neutralize an attacker. American Kenpo is a self defense art not a tournament art.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and self defense system made popular by Helio Gracie in Brazil, that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.
At Underground Kenpo Academy Jiu Jitsu is taught using the Gi (Kimono) and no Gi. Our youth programs are designed to be fun and focus on sport grappling with a points structure, while our adult program focuses on using BJJ for self-defense. Members of our programs compete in local grappling tournaments but it is not a requirement of the school.
We offer high-quality programs in both Kenpo Karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Each program is specifically tailored for kids, teens, and adults; focusing on teaching respect, discipline, self-control and confidence. Our programs are a great way to learn self-defense with the benefit of providing a great workout for both children and working adults.
Our professionally trained staff is here to help you with any questions you have in regards to methods of payments, class arrangements, private classes, schedules, curriculum, seminars or events. Our staff will also be able to assist you in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Feel free to contact us personally, by phone, e-mail or Facebook.
Located in Historic Downtown Buford. Just minutes away from I-85, I-985 and the Mall of Georgia. We proudly serve Gwinnett County and the surrounding communities.