completed its most recent round of testing and congrats are in order!
Christina Hardin was promoted to 6th Kyu in Shorin-Ryu (green belt w/
Gideon Galow was promoted to 8th Kyu 1st Stripe (orange belt w/ blue tape), and Noah Galow was promoted to 9th Kyu 1st Stripe (yellow belt w/ orange tape), both in the Phoenix Kempo Kid's Karate Class.
June 2017 A Special Thank You
In the past few months, Self Defense & Fitness Systems has been honored by the presence of Shihan Rick Spencer as a guest instructor for the Honto class on various occasions. A lot has been learned, and we look forward to training with him in the future. We thank him for each class he spends with us!
We Have New Flyers!
April 6th-9th, 2017
It was a pleasure and an honor for SDFS to be in attendance. For pictures and video from the event please visit our Facebook page. And a big thank you to the American Kenpo Karate Academy!
Self Defense & Fitness Systems would like to congratulate our
newest promotions. All students are from the kids class.
Congratulations to Gideon Galow for earning the rank of 9th
Kyu/Yellow Belt with 2nd Orange Stripe, and Adalee Clarke &
Noah Galow for both earning the rank of 9th Kyu/Yellow Belt
They also had the privilege of testing in front of Shihan Rick
Great job everyone!
Self Defense & Fitness Systems Center is excited, and very proud, to announce that Hanshi D. Michael Hurst was inducted into an elite group of Martial Masters at the Masters Hall of Fame Awards in San Antonio, Texas this year. The awards took place on June 4th, 2016 and featured special keynote speaker Frank Dukes. Sensei Chris Balster and Sensei Jamie Balster were honored to be invited to witness Hanshi Hurst’s induction into this prestigious group! In addition to Hanshi Hurst's induction, Sensei Chris was promoted to 4th Degree Black Belt and Menkyo Renshi license in RyuKyu Kenpo Rengokai, and Sensei Jamie was promoted 3rd Degree Black Belt and Menkyo Taishi license!!!!!! Sensei Jamie has also advanced to Three Tassel Sifu in Iron Crane Boxing. A big congratulations to them!!!Below is a tribute video to Hanshi Hurst, and photos from the Masters Hall of Fame Awards.