WE HONOR OUR TRADITIONS, OUR HISTORY

And Those Who Came Before

Our direct lineage traces from Papa Lim back to 1940’s Hawaii, where we find the birth of the style we practice: Hawaii Kenpo. We remember those on whose shoulders we stand, and always respect the gift passed down through generations. We honor our teachers, who have taught us to look forward, adapt, progress and innovate. As instructors we endeavor to pass on these values to our students.

George Lim
Patrice Lim
‘Õlohe Solomon Kaihewalu

‘Õlohe Solomon Kaihewalu

Great Grandmaster Vince Black

Grandmaster Allen Abad

Shi-zu Allen Abad

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Dai Shihan Ted Tabura

Professor Marino Tiwanak

Professor Marino Tiwanak

Sijo Adriano Emperado

Sijo Adriano Emperado

WE HONOR OUR TRADITIONS, OUR HISTORY

And Those Who Came Before

Our direct lineage traces from Papa Lim back to 1940’s Hawaii, where we find the birth of the style we practice: Hawaii Kenpo. We remember those on whose shoulders we stand, and always respect the gift passed down through generations. We honor our teachers, who have taught us to look forward, adapt, progress and innovate. As instructors we endeavor to pass on these values to our students.

Patrice Lim

Tutu Patrice Lim

George Lim

Papa George Lim

Professor Marino Tiwanak

Professor Marino Tiwanak

Sijo Adriano Emperado

Sijo Adriano Emperado

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Lim Kenpo Karate South Dakota in 2018

Lim’s Hawaii Kenpo South Dakota in the late 2000’s

Lim Family Martial Arts

Tradition + Adaptation
Our style, Hawaii Kenpo, blends Chinese and Hawaiian techniques with a focus on devastating an opponent using multiple strikes, kicks, and blocks, continuously and in unison, earning an early reputation for being ‘moko moko,’ or dirty fighting.

Lim Kenpo continues that tradition, and seeks to adapt and progress with the times and for each student. Keeping to the technical strategy of our Hawaii Kenpo origins, we work to adapt and progress for the risks, threats, and needs of our people today.

Lim Kenpo, heavily influenced by Hawaiian culture, keeps family and community at the center of what we do and why. In South Dakota our goals as a martial arts organization include teaching people how to protect themselves and others, imparting and building life skills, encouraging moral character, and focusing on service to others.

We strive to help each student be the best child, parent, spouse, sibling, neighbor, employee, leader, or citizen that they can be. At its foundation, this is about making a positive impact on our families and community.

Our instructors inspire and push Lim Kenpo students to be more, and do more, than they ever thought they could. Qualities such as respect, self-control, discipline, courtesy, perseverance, integrity, humility, and honesty are all important parts of the way we learn, practice and live – and our program is designed to build these qualities in our students, teaching and reinforcing them along with self-defense techniques.

We believe it is our responsibility as individuals and an organization to make a positive difference in our communities. Lim Kenpo has been involved with charities like MDA, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Make A Wish, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Support Our Troops, South West Akita Tactical Rescue, and various other animal rescue organizations.