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Robert Shepherd

About JSK 5.0 Humboldt Martial Arts and Fitness in Fortuna, CA

Meet Robert Shepherd

Owner and Chief Instructor at
JSK 5.0 Humboldt Martial Arts and Fitness in Fortuna
2nd Degree Black Belt

JSK 5.0 Humboldt Martial Arts and Fitness is youre perfect weapon for family self defense!

We pride ourselves on teaching real world self-defense, for real world situations, for both children and adults! You'll become part of a close knit group, train in a family atmosphere, and feel supported by our expert staff.

No matter what your starting level is, you will benefit from martial arts! Its just that simple - we have all levels from wallflower students that absolutely blossom after their first few classes to supreme athletes looking for that extra competitive edge in their training.

Most people think its all about the punches, kicks and hard-hitting, lightning fast reflexes of Kenpo Warriors...and that's a huge part of what we do but there's a little more to it with us than what you see on the outside. You'll learn lifesaving skills for sure - but these skills will also boost your self-esteem, give you laser like focus to achieve goals, and help realize how strong you can be mentally. Kids also learn how to achieve goals while building confidence, having a ton of fun and making new friends.

Unlock the Mysteries of Kenpo Training and Amaze Your Friends!

Did you know that Kenpo 5.0 is the work of Mr. Jeff Speakman? A direct student of Mr. Ed Parker, also known as the father of American Kenpo. Mr. Speakman has committed his life to helping spread and evolve the Kenpo system worldwide.

Where tradition meets the modern world - we keep the traditional sets and forms of American Kenpo while incorporating combat model techniques, ground fighting.

We told you a little about the main benefits of class, but here's a little more of what you can expect from our school:

  • Kids - Focus on discipline, strong basics and respect, all while setting goals to help them in the real world. Whether it's becoming bully-proof or standing in front of the class giving a report.
  • Teens & Adults - Relieve the stresses of the day with our safe and controlled contact based program. You'll get in amazing shape, feel confident and meet new friends all while learning one of the most practical self-defense systems around.
  • Get fit without getting hit! - Fitness kickboxing is incorporated into our training as well! A fun filled, hour long class, set to inspiring music, perfect for all fitness levels. You will punch and kick your way into the best shape of your life all while having fun!
  • Ready to get sweaty? - Boot Camp Classes are perfect for all fitness levels but to challenge and push you to your limits! Within just 1 hour you'll use cardio, weights and body weight drills to get you lean and fit!
  • TRX COMING SOON!!

For more details on unique ways to squash fears, have the most fun you've EVER had working out, and get you into that can do mind-set just visit our classes page. The Classes link in the menu above is where we break down what it is we do in each class and where you can find that super low web-special going on too! Wouldn't want you to miss out.

Check out our owner bio below so you can get a feel for the leadership at JSK 5.0 Humboldt Martial Arts and Fitness. Looking forward to training with you soon!

Robert Shepherd, Owner/Head instructor

As the owner and head instructor of JSK 5.0 Humboldt, Mr. Shepherd has been living and working in Humboldt County for over 30 years while raising his family. He prides himself of valuing importance of Community and Family and strives to have a positive impact on his community and local families.

Mr. Shepherd began training in martial arts in 1992 with his son who was five at the time, as a father and son activity. Mr. Shepherd received his Shodan first degree and Ni dan second degree Black Belt In Tenshi Goju Ryu from Grand Master Lou Angel in August 1997.

In September 2000 Mr. Shepherd was in an accident, breaking his neck it three places requiring extensive surgery, and thinking his martial arts career was over. Fast forward to 2005 - while watching a Kenpo demo by Dan Pribble and his students, Mr. Shepherd was amazed since what he was seeing finally matched in his head what he thought martial arts should look like. The strikes were hard, precise and lightning fast. And at the moment Mr. Shepherd knew that this was the art he had to dedicate the rest of his life to. Hes been a student of Kenpo ever since.

Going on 12 years of training in Kenpo and being a second degree Black Belt in Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 system has given him the knowledge and ability to teach all ages. Hes brought several students from white belt to Brown belt and beyond.

How To Get Started

Come join our Fortuna, CA Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Kenpo 5.0, and Fitness Kickboxing. 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 707-499-4871 if you have any further questions. JSK 5.0 Humboldt Martial Arts and Fitness hopes to speak with you soon!

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