Come Join Us For Regular Classes!

As you may have heard, Hanshi Kennedy is recovering from a serious medical condition. During this time, Lenexa Karate will continue to hold regular classes (except for Friday, which will be cancelled until further notice), all taught by experienced instructors. Please come join us for regular workouts! And please be sure to keep Hanshi Kennedy […]


The concept of “Giri” contains elements from words like loyalty, duty, responsibility and obligation. The Japanese kanji that make up giri translate as loyalty, reason. Or in other words, duty is the reason for loyalty. In America this is a hard concept to explain because most of our citizens are brought up very individualistic and […]

On sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs

On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs – Dave GrossmanBy LTC (RET) Dave Grossman, author of “On Killing.” Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, […]