Saviano's White Tiger Kenpo Karate

“The simplest thing any instructor can do is to teach his students a method by which they can defend themselves. That’s the ‘Physical’ side of the martial arts. The ‘mental’ aspect is a bit more complex; requiring patience, perseverance, respect for others and the knowledge they possess comes only with time and proper guidance.”

 

Grand Master Tom Saviano

Our History:

 

White Tiger Kenpo started in 1981 as most other schools do, in a garage. As things progressed, the students grew, which created a need for more space, so Tom Saviano started teaching three days a week sharing a school with his instructor, Grand Master John McSweeney. The old school is affectionately called York Road, and has a special place in many of our hearts that were lucky enough to train there.

 

Times change and the popularity of Tom Saviano's system grew. As did the student base. The need to move on had come again and we moved to our current location back in 1994. We currently have 3000+ square feet of space, and several active and knowledgeable instructors.

 

Tom Saviano received his Kenpo instruction from Grand Master John McSweeney, one of Senior Grand Master Ed Parker's earlier Black Belts. John McSweeney's form of Kenpo is a system based on Ed Parker's Kenpo of the 50's and 60's, the Chinese styles which he had opportunity to study, and his background in Judo and other forms of Martial Arts. Over the years, he developed a system who's primary focus was plain and simple self defense with stopping power.

 

These days, there are many forms of Kenpo stemming from Ed Parker's teachings as well as those stemming from his instructor, Professor William Chow. All have different philosophies, approaches, and teaching methods. Although, if you put many representatives of different systems in one room, you may find more similarities than differences.

 

Kenpo is best described as a logical and practical approach to self-defense. It is neither hard nor soft, but a well balanced system of both. Kenpo is fluid with continuous and rapid motion, graceful yet extremely devastating. Kenpo is also a blend between Japanese (Karate and Jujitsu) and Chinese (Kung Fu or Chuan Fa) martial arts.

 

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“The simplest thing any instructor can do is to teach his students a method by which they can defend themselves. That’s the ‘Physical’ side of the martial arts. The ‘mental’ aspect is a bit more complex; requiring patience, perseverance, respect for others and the knowledge they possess comes only with time and proper guidance.”

 

Grand Master Tom Saviano

© Copyright 2016 Saviano White Tiger Kenpo Karate

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“The simplest thing any instructor can do is to teach his students a method by which they can defend themselves. That’s the ‘Physical’ side of the martial arts. The ‘mental’ aspect is a bit more complex; requiring patience, perseverance, respect for others and the knowledge they possess comes only with time and proper guidance.”

 

Grand Master Tom Saviano

© Copyright 2016 Saviano White Tiger Kenpo Karate

“The simplest thing any instructor can do is to teach his students a method by which they can defend themselves. That’s the ‘Physical’ side of the martial arts. The ‘mental’ aspect is a bit more complex; requiring patience, perseverance, respect for others and the knowledge they possess comes only with time and proper guidance.”

 

Grand Master Tom Saviano

© Copyright 2016 Saviano White Tiger Kenpo Karate

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