Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Academy

Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Academy

Professor BANKENS is a longtime practitioner of the martial arts.

  • 41 years in martial arts
  • Professor Bankens began his lifelong journey in martial arts in 1978 at Lake Charles Karate school under O’sensei Rod Prejean in the art of Shotokan karate.
  • Professor Bankens is a 4th Dan (Fourth-degree black belt) under The North American karate association today.
  • Professor Bankens Is a 3rd degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Professor Todd Nathanson.
  • With over 24 years in jiu-jitsu Bankens believes jiu-jitsu to be one of the greatest self-defense arts in the world today.
  • Bankens is a 3rd degree brown belt in Kodokan Judo under the USJA.
  • Bankens was the Silver medal winner in the Heavyweight judo championship finals of 2015.

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