Mr. Durgan’s focus in teaching the art has always been on quality rather than quantity. He currently teaches out of a "Garage Dojo" located in the Puget Sound Region of Washington where he has been teaching for 30 years. Mr. Durgan has a unique perspective of the principles and motion within the arts and has applied this perspective to contact manipulation and its application within the system of Kenpo. Mr. Durgan’s view of contact manipulation is that while many Martial artists cross train in different systems they fail to recognize the similarities in motion and in principle. He teaches contact manipulation as an extrapolated element of the Kenpo system, principles, and motion taught typically as a striking system. Mr. Durgan also has particularly interesting views and explorations into the uses of the Universal pattern as an educational tool for the students that goes beyond the basic geometrical shapes and patterns. After nearly three decades of teaching and owning or running a dojo, Mr. Durgan is still very focused on the quality of the students journey in the Martial Arts. As a result of the desire to continue his education Mr. Durgan went back to school and obtained an AA, BSBA, and now his Masters Degree. These last few years in school have been eye opening and will only help with the continuing education in Kenpo.
Although having already earned a brown belt with two other instructors in other arts several years prior to meeting Mr. Rainey he opted to start over at white belt. Consequently, Mr. Durgan has received all rank from yellow belt to 8th Degree black belt from 9th Degree Master AC Rainey, one of Mr. Hebler's "guys". Mr. Durgan is a published author of the Book "Constituents of contact manipulation" and several Kenposters (tm) that explain and articulate areas he felt needed further exploration and explanation in the kenpo system. For more information on these see the Kenposters Page. He is working on Book II and other publications.
Mr. Durgan is Considered by some, to be a "foremost authority" on Contact Manipulation He tries to help people see the constituents that already exist with in the system. His books and posters have now sold around the world and hang in Dojos of all styles and sizes. You may also find his bio and history in the Book "The Continuum" Vol 2. But make no mistake, he is a striker and also has a vast and in depth understanding of the striking art of Kenpo with a laser focus on basics and proper execution of those basics as the base of all else that we do.
Mr. Durgan is also currently working on the completion of the foundational elements of the PKI (Phasic Kombatives Integrated) teaching format and methods for the continuing education beyond black belt, and elemental introductions prior to the Black belt rankings. Not as requirements for rank as much as they are tools to better teach, learn and apply the system of kenpo that the black belt has already attained or the beginner that needs to be a more effective combatant in a shorter period of time allowing them better opportunity and chance of survival in a combat situation. And to maintain a focus on certain areas of combat that are either ignored or passed over as less relevant by other lines and times of kenpo. And while it is true that this is more principle and concept based there are specifics that are required and need to be learned for the material to fall in line with these concepts/principles of the PKI.
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