Kenpo has been found to help children develop their large and small motor skills, increase flexibility and improve balance and coordination. Kenpo training also develops self-confidence, poise, respect, and improves self discipline that will carry over into home life, school work, and adulthood.
Lasting Results Promoting Nonviolence
When thinking of children and the Martial Arts, many mistakenly see visions of youngsters out of control throwing flying side kicks at each other. When in fact the martial arts have the opposite impact on children. You will see results almost immediately in self-esteem, discipline and confidence. Our goal is to develop children’s confidence, good sportsmanship and positive character. Unlike many schools, Chuck and Nanette Epperson teach all the classes. Chuck has over thirty years of local teaching experience emphasizing the fun aspects of Karate as a means of achieving these goals.
Implementing the program
We have developed a unique style programmed by experts in the fields of physical education, elementary education and Martial Arts. Lessons are organized according to developmental needs of the specific age group. Chuck & Nanette believe the combination of physical education goals and the teaching of Martial arts create a positive forum that focuses on the development of the whole child (social, emotional, and physical) in a meaningful context.
Academic Acknowledgement: Children who earn a perfect reportcard receive a free private lesson with Sensei Chuck.
A Parent testimonial
from Kristi McNanie
“Our son, Ian, has been taking lessons from Sensei Chuck Epperson since the age of 4. He is now almost 14. Our other son also took lessons since that age until he decided to dedicate full time to baseball. Chuck Epperson has made an indelible and profound impact on both of our sons’ lives.
Sensei Chuck is the real deal, and we have never met anyone like him. His dedication to his craft, and to his students is unparalleled. He is intensely determined to create the most prepared and self reliant martial arts student possible. Our sons have been able to defend themselves against bullies, without causing harm or ill feelings in the process.
Their knowledge of martial arts, and the concept of deflecting negative energy rather than causing it, has earned our son tremendous respect amongst their peers. We credit Sensei Chuck for this wonderful character building trait in both of our sons.
At Epperson Brothers, integrity reigns supreme. Sensei Chuck does not award belts without the student first proving that he or she has truly earned the right to advance a level. Many teachers do award belts much more easily and with less emphasis on student effort, because they can make more money doing so. Money has never been focal point at Epperson Brothers. Chuck truly cares about his students, and about preparing them properly in mastering the amazing skill of martial arts.
You will not find a person like Sensei Chuck. He is old school, and he is a wonderful, caring, honest person, whom we have tremendous respect for. We are very grateful to have him as such a strong male role model in our boys lives, as this is very hard to come by these days. He is strong yet humble. He is truthful, and you always know where you stand with him. He always seems to have the same positive demeanor and if he’s ever in a bad mood, you wouldn’t know it.
This is a wordy commentary, but when you meet Sensei Chuck, you will see why we sing his praises. I wish there were more people in the world like him. His wife, Nanette, is also a gem. I know that our boys will be fine adults, and better men, for having had Sensei Chuck Epperson in their lives, and we are beyond grateful for that.”