Grant Morrison - Senior Instructor/Owner

SetWidth150 Grant2I have been interested in martial arts ever since watching "Grasshopper" in Kung Fu in the late '70's.  I mustered up the courage to go along to a new start up club in Blenheim in 1985 (Kempo under Robert Gemmell) and after being shown 3 self defence moves, I was hooked. 

In 1990 I shifted to Wellington as a 1st degree black belt and continued training in Kempo at the Porirua Headquarters until 1995 reaching 3rd black.

Wanting a change of direction and a chance to learn American Kenpo, I started NZKKA with 2 others (both who have now left the club) in 1997 to train and teach the full American Kenpo syllabus.  Since that time I have trained with many leading Kenpoists who travel to NZ such as Graham Lelliott, Ed Downey Jnr and Jeff Speakman. 

However, in search of more in-depth Instruction, I sought out Richard "Huk" Planas in 2012 and since 2014 have brought him to NZ each year for personal training.  NZKKA is now a lineage school of Mr Planas and I have been accepted as a personal student of his.  In 2018 I became a 1st generation black belt under Mr Planas when he ranked me 5th degree black.