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    Rising Star

    Martial Arts


    A Jeff Speakman Kenpo 5.0 School

  • Big things

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  • Building Stronger

    Minds & Bodies

    Since 2011.


    It does not matter how slow you go, as long as you do not stop.

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+1-636-586-7482

414 S. Main

De Soto, MO

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tue & thur: 3:30PM - 8:45PM

About Kenpo 5.0 Martial Arts


American Kenpo version 5.0 is derived from the last generation version of American Kenpo taught directly from Senior Grand Master Ed Parker to Jeff Speakman. Mr. Speakman added ground fighting brought to the existing curriculum to preparing students in defending against an opponent in the street.

We teach Kenpo 5.0 to anyone who has a desire —  Unlike other martial arts schools, we do not require you to sign long term contracts. You just pay one low monthly fee for your martial arts and self defense classes at the beginning of each month. Many martial arts...Read more

Terry Baldwin Jr.

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Terry Baldwin Jr.

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You absolutely do not need to be in shape to get started. You’ll find that our classes for beginners are the perfect way to build up your overall fitness level regardless of your physical condition. Good luck!
We open on Tuesdays and Thursdays and welcome potential new students. We do ask that you call ahead and let us know you will be in attendance.
Our own dojo owner, Shihan Terry Baldwin started studying Karate in his 30s. You too can start today, no matter what your age.
You only get what you put in. We do not guarantee you will not get injured; we do work with a number of weapons. Most injuries are the result of weapon user errors and are minor.

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414 S. Main
Desoto, Mo
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