Master Patrick Kennedy began his martial arts training in 1978. Master Kennedy being a small and thin child was often involved in scraps. At the time his uncle whose a black belt in Tae Kwon Do taught him the basics. This greatly improved Master Kennedy's confidence as well as his self defense skills. In the 1985 Master Kennedy enrolled in Tae Kwon Do/Karate classes while attending high school. Master Kennedy learned a lot in his short stint at the school. Due to a nagging leg injury Master Kennedy had to stop training. While attending classes at a Chicago University Master Kennedy worked out regularly with people that studied the martial arts. Several of them had black belts in various styles of martial arts. Some of these include Japanese Karate, Okinawan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Escrima to name a few. Some of these were active members in the Guardian Angels. And some of them were studying to become police officers. After earning his degrees at the university, Master Kennedy enrolled in classes under Grand Master C. I. Kim. It is under Grand Master C. I. Kim that Master Kennedy was awarded his highest rank.Master Instructor Patrick Kennedy teaches adult classes in Karate/Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do, and Weapons at Kennedy's Martial Arts Academy.
Master Instructor Patrick Kennedy teaches Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi Chuan during the week at Kennedy's Martial Arts Academy.
Master Instructor Patrick Kennedy is currently the Secretary General for the International Association of Korean Martial Arts (IAKMA). For more information about the IAKMA, please visit the Association website by clicking on the link: IAKMA Website. Alternatively you may call Kennedy's Martial Arts Academy and speak with the IAKMA Secretary General, Master Patrick Kennedy.
Master Instructor Patrick Kennedy is currently ranked as a 4th degree Black Belt in Karate/Tang Soo Do.
Master Instructor Patrick Kennedy is currently ranked as a 4th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
CAMбO / Sambo / Sombo Work Group Leader Patrick Kennedy leads the CAMбO / Sambo / Sombo Work Group.
Studies CAMбO / Sambo / Sombo under Coach Gregg Humphreys of Pat Miletich's Fighting Systems and the American Sambo Association.
Studied Tae Kwon Do and Karate/Tang Soo Do for over 14 years.
Studied Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi Chuan for over 12 years.
Studied Wrestling under Coach Ron Silverstein.
Studied Judo/Yudo under Master Instructor Kim Byung Jin.
First Aid, CPR, and AED certified by the American Heart Association ®.