Sipoo Shelene Hearring
— Owner, Head Instructor
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, my martial arts journey began at the age of 16, in the summer of 1973 at the University of California, Riverside. Fueled by my desire to protect myself as a single female away from home, I took a taekwondo karate course. After training for about a year and a half and still yearning for the confidence needed to protect myself, I began to look at other styles of martial arts.
In 1976 I was invited to visit the Pasadena studio of the late Senior Grandmaster Ed Parker, and I decided to give myself a birthday gift by signing up for a course. Thus, my Chinese kenpo journey began with the late Si Tai Gung Steve Hearring.