At Kaizen IBBA, we believe that martial arts is about more than the forms you practice. The aim of practicing an art is to better yourself and give back to those around you.
- a philosophy or system that is based on making positive changes on a regular basis;
- an approach to one’s personal or social life that focuses on continuous improvement
We strive for growth in all areas of our lives and continual improvement on our journey.
High Quality Martial Arts Education
As a Kaizen IBBA student, you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the top Kenpo Karate Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Instructors in the world. The IBBA instructional staff is personally trained by international coaches Professor Robert Austin and Sixth Degree Black Belt Renshi James Denning. Professor Austin is known for teaching Black Belt instructors around the world “best practices” and advanced teaching methods for improving their programs. Our instructing team participates in multiple training seminars in various martial arts and leadership conferences throughout the year as they continue to grow as students to become the best teachers they can be. At IBBA you will find our entire team to be dedicated, encouraging, always friendly, and ready to serve you.
Kaizen International Black Belt Academy is nationally accredited through the United Martial Arts Alliance International, supervising the validity of our instructors, curriculum, and belt rankings and giving us access to additional seminars and events for our students and staff.
“Ohana”: Family Community
The roots of our arts come from many nationalities and backgrounds. One strong influence of International Kenpo is Hawaiian, which emphasizes the message of “Ohana”. Hawaiians recognize that they all come from the same root, no matter how distantly they are related, like the oha plant and thus are all part of the same family. Generally, ohana is used to describe any group of people with a common bond. Happiness research finds that humans are social creatures and we need to feel like we’re part of a group, that we have support and security. At Kaizen IBBA, we seek to foster that ohana in our school and our community. We welcome diversity in skills, ideas, and backgrounds because we recognize that it is in diversity that we better learn to accept others and grow ourselves. Ohana is much more than just extended family, it is an essential commitment to do everything we can to support our students and families. Hawaiian families understand how ohana – loving and caring for each other – is the glue that holds families together and becomes the social fabric for their islands; we feel the same for our school.