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Master Bullard now head of Memphis Martial Arts Center

Former head of Memphis Martial Arts Center Moe Denbow has retired from teaching professionally. Effective October 1, 2001, Master Bullard is the new head of the school.

New location!

Effective June 1, 2011 we became a part of Memphis Martial Arts Center, 2543 Broad Ave, in Memphis, TN.

Master Bullard now certified to teach Wild Goose Qi Gong

Master Bullard received his instructor's certification to teach Wild Goose Qi Gong from Master Shane Lear. after the seminar in Nashville the weekend of March 5-6, 2011.

Wild Goose Seminar in Nashville 3/5-6

Master Bullard will be one of the assistant instructors at the Wild Goose Qi Gong seminar in Nashville, TN. The seminar will be hosted by Cooper Karate & Jujutsu Center and will feature Master Shane Lear.

Students honored by Grandmaster Dillman

Master Bullard and several of his students were at the DKI seminar in Nashville, TN the weekend of October 23, 2010. They were honored by Grandmaster Dillman for their extreme dedication and hard work through their recent loss of the building which had been their dojo.

Master Bullard in Albany, NY

Master Bullard taught an introductory seminar in Albany, NY the weekend of Friday, Sept 16, 2010. Topics included pressure point basics, introduction to Elemental Theory, and starting to view forms as something beyond the level of a middle-school physical education course.

Master Bullard at Ali Training Camp

Master Bullard was one of the instructors at the weekend-long DKI "Summer Camp" at the Mohammed Ali training Camp, Memorial Day weekend, 2010. Topics included a new interpretation (bunkai) of a portion of Seiuchin kata, three different fist positions and the reasons for using each, and ways to significantly enhance the effectiveness of a basic punch.

Sensei Bullard promoted to Master!

At the July 2008 DKI SummerCamp in Indianapolis, Sensei Bullard was promoted to the rank of Master (4th Degree Black Belt).

introduction

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. -- Buddha

"Sakari" is a Japanese term meaning peak, pinnacle, prime, or to be at one's personal best. That is our goal in all things -- in the martial arts, and in all areas of life. "Kempo-kai" is a term that means "Kempo training house."

Our philosophy at Sakari Kempo-kai is that we learn more by asking more, by questioning those things that do not make sense, by challenging the explanations we are given that cannot stand up to our own reason and our own common sense.