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About Reyes Martial Arts

We have been teaching quality Martial Arts in the same location since 1973. We specialize in Ed Parker's American Kenpo.
Principles of Motion taught by Mr. Parker to Mr. Reyes (First Generation Black Belt) that are realistic and effective. Our system uses every part of the body as weapons. Punches, open hand strikes (palm and fingers), elbows, knees, kicks, take downs & control manipulations.

We teach Principles of Motion to generate maximum power through high-width & depth (back up mass  marriage of gravity & torque). We apply checks and angles of disturbance to control opponents' reactions and keep them off balance at all times.
We also believe in encouraging our students to use the skills thought in our school like Listening, Respect, Concentration, Honor, Courage, Sportsmanship, Pride and Loyalty to be leaders to excel in Martial Arts and school.

Our students have achieved many State and National Championships. Our classes are tailored to accomplish a total workout, building strong body and mind.
We empower our students to have confidence and self esteem that will lead them to succeed in everyday challenges.

Mr. Manny Reyes Sr. - 10th Degree Black Belt

Manny Reyes Sr. began taking Karate lessons in YMCA while living in New Jersey in 1967. In 1969 he and his parents re-located to Miami were he continued to study Karate.
In 1973 he opened the Hialeah School of Self Defense as a Brown Belt under the Supervision of his Instructor BILL PARKER.
In 1974 he earned his 1st Degree Black Belt in CHINESE KENPO. In 1976 he earned his 2nd Degree Black Belt in GOJU-RYU under MR. MANNY SAAVEDRA.
As an Instructor in 1976 Mr. Manny Reyes Sr. promoted his students Albert Santiago, Danny Massip and Ray Irizarry to Black Belt.
In 1978 he earned his 3rd Degree in BANDO under MR. HARVEY HASTINGS.
In 1978 he also began to train under MASTER ED PARKER and in 1982 he was Promoted to 4th Degree. In 1984 he was Promoted to 5th Degree by Master Ed Parker.
After the Passing of Mr. Parker in 1990 Professor Manny Reyes Sr. was Promoted to 6th Degree by the I.K.K.A. Board in 1992. In 1995 he earned his 7th Degree.
Also in 1995 he Founded the W.K.F. WORLD KENPO FEDERATION.
In 1999 he earned his 8th Degree and in 2003 he earned his 9th Degree.
In 2010 Master Manny Reyes Sr. earned his 10th Degree Black Belt.

Martial Arts Accomplishments:
- Black Belt Mens Fighting USKA World Title 1991
- PKL Champion 1989-90
- 1990 1st Place U.S. Open Black Belt 35-42 Years old LT

Mr. Manny Reyes Sr. has coached different successful teams, such as: Overseas Electronics Team, MAO National Team, WKF Team and Team “Reyes”.
Other Proffessional Credentials: NASKA World Promoter, SF NASKA Board Member, Four Seasons Tour Board Member, FBBA President.

Reyes Martial Arts and the World Kenpo Federation proudly present the Pan American Internationals, one of the most important Kenpo Karate Tournaments in the U.S.