If you ever end up in New Mexico, you have to visit Professor Kevin with your gi.
Professor Kevin “Conan” Bankens has been doing martial arts for over 40 years. Through his journey in martial arts, he has achieved the 3rd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Professor Rogers. He received his first degree from legendary Red/Black (Coral belt), Master Carlos Machado. He also holds a 2nd Degree Brown Belt in Judo under the USJA. Professor Bankens is also a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate-Do, and Kickboxing under three-time national champion 5th Degree Black Belt Sensei Brent Fabacher.
On this video, Professor Kevin talks about the importance of the fundamentals that can be applied to learning any Martial Art. We would like him for allowing us to share his words here.
How to get to Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Academy:
Life is a journey, many of us have chosen the path of Martial Arts and see it with passion, if you ever get to visit Los Alamos in New Mexico this is a must stop visit. We already added this location to our bucket list and sooner or later we will be visiting Mr. Bakens.
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