(702) 991-9600
8645 W. Flamingo Road, # 104, Las Vegas, NV 89147

About Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 World Training Center in Las Vegas, NV

Meet Jeff Speakman

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Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 World Training Center in Las Vegas
9th Degree Black Belt

Welcome to Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 World Training Center! We’re here for one reason: to spark the adventure of self-discovery and empower you and your family… to help you reach your full potential and enjoy as much success in life as possible… and do our part to make the world a better place to live.

Our center offers a new and exciting self-defense system of karate for kids and adults in a positive, safe and super fun environment. We are a family-friendly school that not only offers self-defense classes, but tends to become your second home, where instructors and fellow students are here to help you achieve the most success in karate, in school, at work, and in life.

American Kenpo Karate is a system of practical self-defense based on logic and common sense. You’ll learn to defend yourself while developing conditioning, physical coordination, and mental concentration.

Kenpo provides a wide variety of blocks, strikes, kicks, punches, and mental awareness exercises to avoid or subdue an attacker. Each student advances at their own pace in a SAFE and SUPPORTIVE environment. Our highly qualified instructors will help you set and reach goals in the Martial Arts, in health and fitness, and in life.

Life skills for your personal growth and success. Whether you’re 4 or 94, character-building skills are developed and improved with Kenpo 5.0’s traditional values and concepts. You’ll gain…

  • A ton of focus and confidence
  • Greater respect for self & others
  • Better discipline, teamwork and leadership skills
  • Total body fitness & endless energy
  • Less stress and a calm, peaceful mind

Be sure to check out the fantastic WEB SPECIALS! These deals definitely won’t last long and classes fill up FAST so reserve your spot today. This special is 100% RISK-FREE so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

The real world can be dangerous. Bullying, abductions and personal attacks are part of our modern society. We will teach you how to be more aware of people and your surroundings, how to spot sticky situations and defend yourself effectively, if necessary. That gives both kids and adults confidence, empowerment and peace of mind, knowing they can feel safe and well-prepared. 

We develop physical skills for self-defense like coordination, speed, power, flexibility, balance and endurance through the practice of forms, self-defense techniques, sets, striking, blocking, kicking, grappling and sparring. That’s enough to WOW your family and friends real quick!

We are not just about fighting, kicking and punching though. The principles of wisdom, self-control and compassion are taught here to develop positive behaviors, physical abilities and mental strength.

We can't wait to empower your potential and see how fast you EXCEL with us! Join our Kenpo 5.0 World Training Center to experience the best prices, the most amazing staff, and have the most fun you’ve ever had getting fit!

Head Instructor

Jeff Speakman started his athletic career very early in life in the windy city of Chicago, Illinois. Training and competing as a gymnast during the school year and as a springboard diver in the summer consumed much of his young life.

Jeff’s talent as a springboard diver blossomed in high school where Jeff set new records in the conference and district and earned the honor of being named All American without the assistance of a diving coach. Waiting for the bus at 5:30 a.m. every morning in the winters of Chicago to practice at the neighboring high school’s pool ultimately gave Jeff the discipline and the drive to succeed.

Working his way through his undergraduate studies at Missouri Southern State University, Jeff was able to complete his degree in general psychology with a supporting area in biology.

During his college years, Jeff began his martial arts career by earning a black belt in Japanese Goju-Ryu Karate from the legendary master Lou Angel in 1980.

Upon Jeff’s graduation from college, Mr. Angel told Jeff to move to California to study Kenpo Karate from Master Ed Parker if he wanted to make martial arts his life. Selling his car to pay for the U-Haul truck, Jeff was off to Los Angeles to follow his dream and feed his passion.

Two years after arriving in Los Angeles, Jeff was invited by Mr. Parker to join three other people at Mr. Parker’s house in Pasadena California to become what would be known as his last group of protégés.

Jeff began to study acting at the same time with the same dedication he had approached everything else in his life. After five years of workshops, auditions and small bit parts here and there, Jeff got his break with his first feature film with Paramount Pictures called “The Perfect Weapon.”

To date, Jeff has starred in 10 feature films such as “Perfect Weapon” (Paramount), “Street Knight” (Warner Bros.), “The Expert” (MGM) and “Escape from Atlantis” (Universal), and produced 3 of those films.

According to the internationally recognized web site, Jeff is now voted to be the most popular martial artist in the world. Jeff is the only martial artist rated higher than Bruce Lee who is second, and Chuck Norris third.

In addition, Jeff is a certified Defensive Tactics Instructor (DTI) for the Department of Justice, teaching DEA, FBI, Homeland Security and Department of State, and the “sharp edge weapons instructor” for the California Department of Corrections teaching at Pelican Bay and Folsom.

Also, Jeff has been inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame, the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame and the Masters Hall of Fame.

Currently, Jeff resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he oversees the largest Kenpo Karate organization in the world, the AKKS, and operates the Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo Karate 5.0 franchise schools now in 20 counties.

In addition, Jeff has the Champions Foundation, a non-profit organization teaching the discipline of Kenpo Karate to underprivileged children currently in the U.S., Bolivia, Mexico, Germany, and soon in Australia and Chile.

The following are quotes of some authorities of the special agencies where he has been teaching:

  • "The Special Agents were impressed with your range of knowledge in the field of Martial Arts and Defensive Tactics. You are a welcome asset to the Drug Enforcement Administration.” Javier F. Pena, Assistant Special Agent in Charge DEA
  • "Our Special Agents were tremendously impressed with your course and commented that it will be of great value as they conduct potentially dangerous law enforcement actions. I would recommend your training to any law enforcement agency.” S. Harrison, Special Agent in Charge U. S. Department of Homeland Security   
  • "On behalf of Pelican Bay State Prison I would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation for your efforts. I personally monitored the morning session and was very impressed by the course presentation. Your effort and your willingness to share your knowledge and expertise is greatly appreciated." Franklin C. Vanderhoofven, In-Service Training Manager Pelican Bay State Prison
  • "Your level of expertise in the Martial Arts field was readily evident and we would welcome future training for our Mission Personnel. The Regional Security Office encourages you to pursue further training opportunities with our fellow Diplomatic Security Special Agents of the US Department of State. Your principles of defense tactics would serve our agency well.” Robert Rentz, Assistant Regional Security Officer Special Agent

How to Get Started

Come join our Las Vegas, NV Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, and After School. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (702) 991-9600 if you have any further questions. Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 World Training Center hopes to speak with you soon!

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