Senior Professor Rich Hale
7th Degree Black Belt
( my mentor)
Began Kenpo in 1972 at Ed Parker's Kenpo - Colton, CA
I credit my life-long devotion to Kenpo as a direct result of my 38 year friendship with Mr. Callahan. No other person has had such a profound effect on my life in the martial arts.
I also give a great amount of credit to Roger Thomas, who was both a close friend and training partner, during our early years. Roger was also my partner in the Alaska Martial Arts Center, in Anchorage, Alaska. That was our first (independent), venture into teaching Ed Parker's Kenpo.
In time Roger and I were joined in Alaska by AC Rainey, Dale Eberwein and Jim Gradey. These three men were instrumental in our progression as martial artists. Another close friend and training partner, Tony Martin, came to Alaska and stayed for six months, living in the studio. Tony's energy and dedication to the art of Kenpo is beyond equal. More information on Sr Prof Hale can be found at www.ohanakenpo.com.