A Chat with Universal Kempo Karate-Indigo Ranch
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Universal Kempo Karate Schools Association combines a combination of self-defense and awareness. Students develop physical fitness, endurance, and respect for his/herself and others. UKKSA is more than martial arts. Founded in Aiea, Oahu, students become part of the Kempo Ohana(family).
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
There is no age restriction. UKKSA has three types of curriculum: pee-wee(young children), juinors(starting at age 7) and adult. Students can be any age. It is a great family activity.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
UKKSA was founded in 1974 by Grand Master Martin T. Buell although its roots can be traced back to China 525 A.D. Universal Kempo Karate-Indigo Ranch is the 27th branch in the Colorado Springs area and one of only a few martial arts schools in the Indigo Ranch/Stetson Hills community.
What do you love most about your job?
I love the people of UKKSA. Each student, old or new, brings their unique qualities to each class. UKKSA is truly a family and it is my joy to teach my students in technique and great martial arts, personal development.