Chinese Kenpo, also known as Shalon Temple Boxing, was the foundation training of the Buddhist Dengfeng Shaolin Monastery in the Henan Province of China. It is a simple, logical and powerful martial art brought to this country by Ed Parker in 1957. In this class students will learn the foundation principles of stances, blocks, strikes and kicks. In addition, Kevin will teach students what are considered the best techniques for practical 'street' self-defense. Kevin Merrigan has been involved with both Chinese Martial and Energetic Arts for over forty years. He is a Senior Trainer for the Healer within Foundation and Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, who for over the last ten years, has dedicated his life to sharing these mind/body practices for wellness and health. He has taught seniors and youth alike, people with physical and psychological challenges - including veterans with PTSD at the Orlando VA Hospital in Florida, as well as residents with emotional and mental challenges at La Amistad, in Maitland, FL.