Jim Adkins Self Defense and Kung Fu Institute




Jim Adkins Self Defense and Kung Fu Institute.


Traverse City Michigan and The World.

Voted Best Martial Arts Self Defense and Professional Growth Studio in Northern Michigan. American Kenpo, Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Ninjutsu,

Jim Adkins, 9th Degree Black Belt in American KenpoMaster James R. Adkins holds a 9th Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo under Grand Master Larry Tatum. Mr. Adkins has studied Kenpo systems, including, but not limited to, IKKA, NCKKA, LTKKA, and AKKA. Master Sifu Adkins holds Black Belts in Shaolin Kung Fu and Ninjutsu. An expert in Weapons and all forms of Hand to Hand Combat, Sifu is a Philosopher and a Student of Life. Master Adkins is the schools Master Instructor. He has been a Martial Artist for over 42 years, Teaching for more than 40 years.

Sifu holds Graduate Degrees from ASU including a degree in Philosophy.

Jim is a Husband, Father, a grandfather, Teacher and a Friend.

We are “Old School” in our ways of teaching respect and Self Discipline,  and open-minded in the new way we see our arts.

We pride ourselves in the way we were taught and how we grow our Students. We are not a “McDojo” Who will stamp you into a mold, charge you for a test and pass you because you pay. You are an individual and will be treated and taught as such.

Our system is based on Real Self Defense for Real Life situations, not the latest fad. We also pride ourselves on the personal growth that comes with learning a “True Martial Art”, from “Real Instructors” who have been there. Not just from books or videos. We don’t claim to be the “End All Be All” for everyone, In fact, not everyone will be accepted as a student. You must reach out and find the School that is right for you.

“Let me help you in your search”. “I would love the opportunity to meet you and talk further”. Please Call or Email us to set up your interview.

Thank You,

Grand Master James R. Adkins 9th degree black belt

Hall of fame member and world record holder.

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