Head Instructor Kevin Kawada
Kevin Kawada is the owner head instructor of the Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy. He began his martial arts training with Judo as a young child. He has also trained Kempo Karate in Hawaii, wing chun gong fu, western boxing and ninjutsu. Kevin’s beliefs are that no martial art is the ultimate martial art. All martial arts have strengths and and all martial arts have weaknesses. Take from each art the things that are unique and strong about them. Each individual will have their own unique style of fighting and learning. Martial arts should be the exploration of what works in realistic combat. “Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” – (Bruce Lee)
Instructor Renee Kawada
Instructor Renee has been training since 2003. She enjoys helping out in the kids class and the working out in the stretching and conditioning class. She likes the simplicity and the practicality of the art of kung fu. She believes that kung fu is well suited to her because she is a woman. For her the art of kung fu allows women in particular to be able to achieve a level of self defense regardless of physical strength or size.
Instructor Mike Krein
Instructor Mike Krein runs the 7 star praying mantis/Personal Combat Class. He started his training on the East Cost as a young teenager. He always enjoyed kung fu and the benefits that it has given him. He really enjoys teaching the adult class on Monday nights. His personal philosophy is that “hit ’em where it hurts” and “Don’t get hit”. Very simple ideas but makes a lot of sense. He enjoys the arm conditioning exercises of kung fu such as Iron Palm training, grip strength training and forearm banging techniques.