Main Instructor – David Hamlett
Our main instructor has over 14 years in the martial arts, holds 3 different black belts in 3 different disciplines, one of which is a second degree black belt. He also holds state champion for open hand forms, weapons forms and sparring. He has competed in over 35 tournaments and has been a judge in over 25 tournaments in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota and South Dakota. He has spared against 1st degree black belts with 3 years experience and up to 8th degree black belts with as much as 30 years experience including a 8th degree world champion and has held his own or won. He has been instructing Kenpo for over 7 years.
Main Assistent Instructor – Jen Stoddard
Our main assistant instructor has over 10 years in the martial arts, holds 2 different black belts in 2 different disciplines, one of which is a second degree black belt. She is also a 2 time state champion for sparring. She has also competed in over 35 tournaments and has been a judge in over 25 tournaments in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota and South Dakota. She has been an assistant instructor in Kenpo for over 5 years.
Assistent Instructor – Mr CJ
Although I normally require my assistant instructors to be at least a red/brown belt I have given Mr CJ the opportunity to be an instructor at the rank of green belt because he brings some unique capabilities to our school from his 2 years of fencing. He is able to relate and incorporate many of the moves he learned while fencing into our techniques and sparring.
He has studied Wing Chun on and off for 5 years.
He has been training in American Kenpo with us since 2016 and he recently competed in and took GRAND CHAMPION in the Omaha National Martial Arts Championship tournament in the adult under black belt division in April, 2018. Unfortunately Mr CJ has had to leave the school and is sorely missed.