American Family Kenpo Karate
Ultimate in Self-Defense
Men, Women, Children
All ages starting at age 3
9621 Campo Road, Suite L. Casa de Oro/Spring Valley, Ca 91977
Call or Text (619) 871-2022
Patrick Binarao, 5th. Degree Black Belt Instructor.
In 1993 I was fortunate to enroll in Kenpo Karate. The old studio was in Broadway in Lemon Grove. I was a young 8 year old, who the year before was in soccer, running around kicking a ball. When I first started, I was really nervous around black belts and me being a white belt, so white that my belt matched my gi. I was under the guidance of some very esteemed instructors like Mr. Darrow, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Steele, Mr. Wilhelm, Mr. Arensberg, and others.
When I received my yellow belt a few months later, I was excited this place has taught me a lot as in self defense and to control my anger. As the years progressed the more focus I have become. I progressed through the ranks Orange, Purple, Blue, and Green. Then on November 25, 1997 the old studio closed.
But Mr. Wilson had just a few months before opened a new studio not that far away in San Diego, on University Ave called "American Family Kenpo Karate." That is where I have trained since, receiving my 3rd Brown and 2nd Brown. Promoted to 1st Brown on May 20, 2006 and training hard to soon achieve my Black belt. I plan to study under Mr. Wilson for a very long time, I now hold the rank of 4th. degree black under Mr. Wilson and his 1st to earn 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. and 5th degree black belts.