(480) 907-7981
884 West Warner Road, Gilbert, AZ 85233

Who We Are

About Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 Martial Arts - Gilbert Training Center in Gilbert, AZ

Ted Parker

Welcome to Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 Gilbert Training Center! We are located in Gilbert, Arizona and serve the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area. Our center offers an new and exciting self-defense system of karate in a fun and safe environment.

Kenpo 5.0 was started to give youth and adults a chance to learn the true essence of Kenpo; not only to become a warrior, but also a scholar. Our martial arts family-friendly school not only offers self-defense classes, but it becomes your second home, where instructors and fellow students are here to help you achieve the most success in karate and in life.

Your entire family can develop physical skills for lifelong fitness and self-defense like speed, power, coordination, flexibility, balance and endurance. You’ll practice forms, self-defense techniques, epic strikes, blocks, jaw-dropping kicks, grappling and sparring. And the best part about all that is that it’s SUPER COOL and FUN!

Life skills for your success, whether you’re 4 or 94, are developed and improved with Kenpo 5.0’s traditional values and concepts. You’ll gain...

  • Tremendous focus and confidence
  • Greater respect for self and others
  • Better teamwork & leadership skills
  • Outrageous core strength and hip mobility
  • Whole body fitness & boundless energy
  • A calm mind and less stress

Don’t forget to check out our crazy low WEB SPECIAL! These specials definitely don’t last long and classes fill up FAST so reserve your spot today. This deal is 100% RISK FREE so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

We specialize in the art of Kenpo 5.0 as revolutionized by Master Jeff Speakman. We have acquired extensive knowledge and a variety of skills that we love to share with our students who are always eager to learn. The instructors do a fantastic job of incorporating ground fighting styles and the art of Kenpo Karate all into one amazing art.

The real world can be dangerous. Bullying, abductions and personal attacks have become a part of life. We will teach you how to be more aware of people and your surroundings, how to spot sticky situations and defend yourself effectively, if necessary. That gives both kids and adults peace of mind, knowing that they can feel safe and protected.  

We develop physical skills for self-defense like coordination, speed, power, flexibility, balance and endurance through the practice of forms, self-defense techniques, sets, striking, blocking, kicking, grappling and sparring.

We are not just about fighting, kicking and punching though. The principles of Wisdom, Strength and Kindness are taught here to develop positive behaviors, physical abilities and mental strength.

But don’t worry… it’s not boring or military style at all because we make it FUN and EXCITING! After all, they’re kids. Your kids… and ours. We're family here and help each other out. There’s a lot of encouragement, smiles and high fives flying around here.

We believe we can EMPOWER you and your family with skills and knowledge of the art bringing out the confident ability to protect yourself and succeed in life. We have a variety of specialized programs available for any and all ages, genders and backgrounds. At Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0, we strive to bring out the best in everyone!

We can't wait to empower your potential and see how fast you GROW with us! Join the Kenpo 5.0 to experience the best prices, the most amazing staff, and have the most fun you’ve ever had getting fit!

Read below to get a feel for the leadership here at Kenpo 5.0. That way you can feel comfortable and ask us any questions that pop up about our amazing curriculum.

Meet the Instructors

Senior Instructor Jon Parker began studying martial arts in 1979, receiving a Black Belt in American Kenpo in 1985 from Fred Stille (a student of Senior Grand Master Ed Parker). 

In 2004, he became a student of Mr. Speakman and currently holds a 4th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo 5.0. He has over 37 years of martial arts experience including training in Kali, boxing, Ken Jitsu, Ying style Bagua and Aikido.

Mr. Ted Parker is co-owner of Jeff Speakman Kenpo 5.0 Martial Arts – Gilbert, AZ and is currently a Third Degree Black Belt and Instructor, training directly under Master Jeff Speakman. 

Mr. Parker began studying martial arts in 1980, receiving a Black Belt in American Kenpo in 1985 from Fred Stille (a student of Senior Grand Master Ed Parker).

In 2009, he became a student of Mr. Speakman’s and retested for his black belt in the Kenpo 5.0 system. He has over 21 years of martial arts experience.

He has a Bachelor’s and Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Arizona State University. Mr. Parker retired from Honeywell Aerospace in 2015 after 39 years and now devotes the majority of his time in Kenpo 5.0 instruction, training and advancing the principles of Kenpo for future generations.

Mr. Parker’s goal is to continue working on his requirements for 4th Degree Black Belt in order to test in the summer of 2018.

How to Get Started

Come join our Gilbert, AZ Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Adult Martial Arts, and Kids Martial Arts. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (480) 907-7981 if you have any further questions. Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0 Martial Arts - Gilbert Training Center hopes to speak with you soon!