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160 South Kolb Road

Tucson, AZ 85710-3604

Contact: Shawn & Rebecca Knight

Phone: (520) 296-8484


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Shawn and Rebecca Knight run AIK-Knight and have over 45 combined years in (and more importantly at) the art of American Kenpo. Alongside their top-notch staff, they serve their students, whom they call “Kenpo Family”.

Contact or stop by the school and see for yourself! American Kenpo is a great system and the values and benefits of training will become obvious from your very first class.

We look forward to walking (and training) with you on your martial arts journey.


Kenpo Kids (4-6 year olds)

Monday through Saturday 4:30 - 5:15 pm

Saturday Intensive 9:00 - 9:45 am

Kenpo Juniors (7-14 year olds)

Monday through Saturday 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Saturday Intensive 10:00 - 11:30 am

Kenpo Seniors (15 year olds + up)

Monday through Saturday 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Saturday Intensive 11:30 - 1:00 pm

Kenpo Seniors Advanced (Black Belts)

Monday through Saturday 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Saturday Intensive 11:30 - 1:00 pm

Private lessons(in any program) are available

New students will receive a private orientation class


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I wish it to be known by all that I have had the good fortune to asked by Associate Professor Shawn Knight and Associate Professor Rebecca Knight to be teacher and guide in their martial journey.

This was a decision that took some hard questions to be asked of myself, i.e. How do they move really? Are they performers, actors looking for a Senior Kenpoist to add his name as a figure head to give them some credentials as authentic? Do they wish to entertain me with flattering and ego building statements, trips, awards, etc? All serious and inclusive thoughts of genuineness and honor.

Both of these fine people, foreseeing and quite expecting these misgivings, made sure that they "proved" themselves as truly genuine. They brought me in, allowed me to teach their cadre of advanced belts, took private lessons, updated their required forms for inclusion in their curriculum, and most of all, befriended their soon to be extended family of the LaBounty lineage.

Completing every task given to them, working to stay sharp with Kenpo, even through injury, participating in lively and up close and personal training sessions, they never wavered in their desire to continue to learn as they say, "Until the last day”.

It is therefore, my acceptance of them both as mypersonalpublic and private students. I also accept their students and schools as part of my ongoing lineage, and give these two personal students permission to teach all and everything that I teach them, with the understanding that with this lineage they show the true calling of an American Kenpo Black Belt of their rank.

As Senior Belt in the AIK, I insist on Shawn Knight, to guide and keep the high standards of the Rough and Tumble application of this system while teaching the principles and concepts as set down by our Senior Grand Master with all due diligence and honor.

Stephen LaBounty

9th Degree Black Belt - Master of the Arts

North San Juan, CA

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