Mr. Halsey has been training in Ed Parker's Kenpo Karate for over 35 years, and has owned his Karate school for over 30 years. Mr. Halsey tested for his black belt in front of Mr. Parker at the age of 16, and has since been promoted to 8th degree black belt by his instructor, Mr. Richard "Huk" Planas (a 10th degree black belt and Grand Master in Kenpo Karate). Mr. Halsey has also earned Mr. Planas' signature "patch", which has only been given out to a handful of people worldwide.
Mr. Halsey has also competed in and won numerous tournaments all over the country, including placing first several times in both forms and fighting at Ed Parker's Long Beach International Karate Championships. Most recently, Mr. Halsey won the Kata Grand Champion at the Boston IKC's, he placed 1st in Kata and 2nd in fighting at Ted Tabura's Festival of the Kings in Maui, HI, and he was Kata Grand Champion and 1st runner up to Grand Champion in fighting at the Long Beach International Karate Championships.
At the age of 16, Scott Halsey recieved his Black Belt (1st Dan) in Kenpo Karate from Senior Grand Master Ed Parker, the developer of Kenpo Karate.
Mr. Halsey opens his dojo in Redding, CA
Mr. Halsey earns his 2nd degree Black Belt
Mr. Halsey Marries his best friend, Lisa.
Master Planas presents his signature patch to Mr. Halsey. Very few of Master Planas' students have received this symbol of excellence.
Mr. Halsey earns his 3rd degree Black Belt.
Mr. Halsey earns his 4th degree Black Belt.
Mr. Halsey earns his 5th degree Black Belt
Mr. Halsey earns his 6th degree Black Belt.
Mr. Halsey earns his 7th degree black belt.
Mr. Halsey is one of fourteen Kenpoists to be selected to this amazing team. See them in action here.
Mr. Halsey earns his 8th degree black belt.
The goal of the teachers at Scott Halsey's Kenpo Karate is to help students develop self-confidence, discipline and respect for self and others. Through self-defense training, students acquire the skills that allow them to feel good about themselves, and are useful in times of need. Martial arts allow people to be confident without the need to bully or belittle others. Ultimately, the karate student is a strong and capable person who is a help to those around them in many ways.
Students at Scott Halsey's Kenpo Karate range in age from three to sixty. Every student comes in with a different agenda. The youngest students may have parents with interests in having their children learn basic skills such as taking instruction from teachers and spatial awareness. Elementary school age students may be interested in learning skills to be like their favorite Martial Arts hero. Young and older adults may be looking for self-defense skills as well as a fun way to stay in shape.
Whatever your reasons, Scott Halsey's Kenpo Karate offers a full staff of highly qualified instructors ready to help each student achieve their individual goals and needs.
Four 30-minute Private Lessons
$50 for an individual
$65 for two or more family members
The purpose of the Introductory Course is for the beginning student to learn some basic moves and etiquette of the school, to become familiar with the instructors and to try it out without making a big commitment.
The lessons are scheduled at the student’s convenience and no uniform is required: loose-fitting clothing will do. From the very first lesson the student will learn, and be able to apply, practical methods with which to defend oneself.
Scott Halsey is an international champion as well as a 8th degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. He has over 30 years experience teaching martial arts. We strive to provide a fun, family-oriented atmosphere in which students can learn karate, discipline and mutual respect.
Quote from Ed Parker, founder of Ed Parker’s Kenpo Karate:
“I come to you with only ‘karate’, empty hands. I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles or my honor: should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong, then here are my weapons – ‘karate’ – my empty hands.”