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Brandon Hubbard’s Kenpo Karate

Jul 05, 2013 08:34AM ● By Style

Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group

Did you find your business, or did it find you?

I was working for a quadriplegic and he told me he taught martial arts, so I trained under him. A month into it, he introduced me to my kenpo teacher Scott Halsey. These two men took me under their wings and showed me everything I know.

How are you involved with both the community and your customer?

My job is working with children and adults in the community.

Why is your staff the best in the business?

I’ve been training in Ed Parker’s Kenpo Karate for 10 years. In 2009, I tested for my black belt in front of my teacher—7th-degree Senior Professor Scott Halsey as well as 10th-degree Senior Grand Master Richard “Huk” Planas. Since then, I’ve been promoted to 2nd degree. In 2007, I earned a black belt in limalama from Sifu Joe Covington, and since then I’ve been promoted to 3rd-degree black belt from the founder of limalama, “Tino” Tuiolosega and his son Rudy Tuiolosega. I’ve been teaching martial arts since 2005 and am an international and national champion.

What life accomplishments are you most proud of?

Getting married, my beautiful baby girl, and my business.

What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?

Folsom Palace.

Where do you and your family go locally to have fun?

Lembi Park.

If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?

It would have to be Ed Parker, the founder of Kenpo Karate. I would like to thank him and ask what he would like to see happen to the art. Bruce Lee would also be interesting. Lastly, I would like to meet old family members to hear their stories.

If you could be any other profession, what would it be?

An architect.

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