Coach Kenton’s martial arts training began in 2000 when he enlisted into The United States Marine Corps where he learned Linear Infighting Neural Override Engagement (L.I.N.E.) training and then Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP). From 2000 to today Coach Kenton has trained in multiple martial arts always keeping self-defense as his main purpose for training. For 11 out of his 15 years as a Police Officer he was assigned to special operations and he was also a lead Defensive tactics instructor. He has worked in uniform patrol, K9, and the city jail. Sensei Kenton is also a former Marine (yes we know once a Marine always a Marine) who deployed to Iraq in 2003 as a crew chief assigned to combat engineers and various other special assets.
Kenton is currently a Nidan (2nd degree Black Belt in Judo), Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a certified police Defensive Tactics instructor, a police General Instructor, MCMAP green belt, and a Modern Army Combatives Program Level 2 instructor. Sensei Kenton is still an active instructor at the local police academy. He is the Assistant coach for our Academy Kids program, our Youth BJJ program and acts as our head Judo coach for our Adults.