Wooster Institute of Karate-Do
838 Milltown Rd (Millcreek Plaza)
Wooster, OH 44691
330 345 7579
Since 1976, Institutes of Karate Do has been providing instruction in Kenpo and the Martial Arts in the Wooster, OH area.
Grandmaster Schenck is an 8th degree black belt with over 40 years of training. He is the founder of Awase Kenpo Budo
(Combined Fist Methods/Martial Arts) which has many subsystems. He is also the director of the Christian Martial Artist Union
and the Awase Kenpo Kai.
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What is Kenpo?
Kenpo is a style of Karate developed in the West. The only difference between Kenpo and Kempo is in the translation of
the Kanji to its English form. The words Kenpo and Kempo are both pronounced the same and both mean "Law of the Fist."
Kenpo also teaches students how to use weapons to increase their understanding of self-defense. In Kenpo, defense against
knives, clubs, and guns are taught from the yellow belt and up. Weapon training often begins at the yellow belt level, although
some schools restrict it to those of black belt level and higher.
The Kenpo style strives to maintain a balance between "martial" and "art." The "martial" aspect is expressed by effective,
efficient self-defense concepts and techniques. The "art" is expressed by creativity, self-expression, and presentation of