I’ve known Jenni and Kevin Mills for 18 years. I started training under their instruction at age 24 and was instantly welcomed into their Kenpo family, which stretches around the globe.
What really sets the Mills and the BKKU apart is their dedication to their students and the constant furtherance of their own knowledge. It’s more than just another style of self defence. Under their tutelage I’ve come to understand so much about the science of Kenpo and combative systems and that is what really stokes my interest.
Over the years my journey in Kenpo has waxed and waned as personal circumstances dictated, but I have always been grateful for and loved the open-door policy at the BKKU and the warm friendship offered by the Mills family.
Now in my forties, I find myself back on the mats, with a child of my own also training. Kenpo has evolved in my absence and I am exposed to “new but old” material which feels grounded in science and reason. Not that it ever felt overly steeped in tradition in the past, just that this time around it resonates for different reasons; but most importantly, I still have that sense of being very much at home at the BKKU.