Our instructors offer the finest instruction money can buy. Learning martial arts will teach you focus, discipline, memory, goal setting, respect, confidence, and the realization of the effort that it takes to become a self confident individual.

Grand Master

Barry Elwood

He received His Black Belt in the 70’s in Pasadena, California at Ed Parker’s Original Kenpo Karate Studio. Mr. Elwood has been involved in many other styles of Martial Arts for over 40 years. He has participated in all aspects of the Martial Arts including full combat tactics and also holds numerous honors in the fighting art world. From this he has established himself as a highly respected teacher of His art today. In the year 2000 ESDCS, or Elwood’s Self-Defense Combat System, was established in Reno, Nevada. At that time Mr. Barry Elwood had bestowed upon him by his peers the Rank of 10th Degree of his new System. Also known as SSMA “Street Smart Martial Arts”.

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Head Instructor

Antoine Linzie

I’m Antoine Linzie, Head Instructor here at Linzie Kenpo Karate.

I started Kenpo Karate under Barry Elwood in 1999, Mr. Elwood is a GM under Dave Hebler who is a SGM, from the Ed Parker Lineage. The Kenpo system we teach is a variant of the original Kenpo system. I have exclusively studied under GM Elwood and still get instruction today, I also read and apply various techniques and applications.

I started student teaching in 2002, and have assisted in instruction since, recieving my Blackbelt in 2006, Second degree in 2007, 3rd in 2017, I consistantly work on the Art, keeping it as fresh as possible. I have taught also football, baseball and basketball. I have lived in Reno since 1982. We adapt the Art around you!


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