Welcome to Nor'wood
The Universal Kempo Branch at Nor'wood, seek to provide its students with the highest quality martial arts instruction available and to provide its students with a sound and safe learning environment. Our instruction will help develop quality people that we are proud to call our Kempo Family (Ohana).Our Kempo Family will positively impact the communities of Nor'wood and Briargate and will be visible at community events. The students of the Nor'wood Branch will be in every neighborhood and school in the area, setting examples of high integrity and self-discipline. These students will be encouraged by their success in the martial arts to accomplish great things in their communities and beyond. A convenient location certainly helps students be consistent in their training. A student will attend at least 2 nights a week for four or more years to earn their black belt. The closer the student lives to the school the easier the goal of Black belt.
Meet the Instructors
Instructors Jeff and August Jimeson
Jeff and August Jimeson have been married for over 25 yrs and over 10 yrs of that time participating in Universal Kempo Karate together. They have 2 children that are also involved and take an active role at the Nor’wood branch. They say that, “A family that kicks together, sticks together."
Jeff is currently a 3rd degree black belt, having received his adult student black belt in 2008; August is currently a 2nd degree black belt having received her adult student black belt in 2009. Both are students of Assistant Chief Instructor Marty Taylor. The Jimesons enjoy teaching the principles, character development and self-defense methods of Universal Kempo Karate in a fun and energetic way. Youth to adult, everyone can gain something from the martial arts.
“Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh for the fight; Whoever is second and has to hast to hasten to battle, will arrive exhausted.” Sun Tzu