In 2012, Senior Master Ted Clare formed the Modern Kenpo Karate Association which offers training in three main disciplines; Kenpo Karate, Aizu-ryu Aiki Jujutsu and Aizu-ryu Kobu-jutsu. Though each class focuses on a different set of skills and objectives they are complementary, enabling the practitioner to engage with a comprehensive training experience. We also offer Warrior's Ultimate Combat Training, an intense fighting focused training regime and classes in our Tiny Tigers programme for infants aiming to develop coordination in a structured environment.
Senior Master Ted Clare began his formal martial arts training in 1985 at the age of 5 years old. An early interest in kata and the more traditional methods of martial arts self-defense led him to undergo study of Karate-do, Jujutsu, Aiki-jutsu and the Okinawan weapon art of Kobu-jutsu which he would achieve 3rd, 1st, 5th and 2nd Dan grades in respectively. Following his deepening understanding of the classical aspects of martial arts due to his studies of Shaolin Gongfu and Tai Chi Chuan under Sifu Ward-Dutton, Master Clare undertook a multi-discipliniary training to broaden his skill-base.
Though, he had trained subsequently in Battojutsu, Shotokan and Goju-ryu Karate, further studies into Kobu-jutsu, Filipino Kali Arnis and Muay Thai, it was Kenpo with which he was most taken. With its rapid attacks and more scientific principles based on logical action, Kenpo forced him to change the way he practiced the more classical arts making all movements natural and logical, whilst retaining the tradition behind them. In the years since, Master Clare was able to filter his significant and varied martial arts experience through logic in order to create a form of Kenpo Karate that uses principles, elements and technique found in kata as the cornerstone of its practical application.