In March of 1975 I enrolled at Midwest Studio of Self-Defense on Secor Road in Toledo, Ohio. I was 25 years of age and
still greatly lacked self-confidence. Less than a year later Midwest Studio closed. I really wanted to continue my training; and in a
moment of virtual insanity I hired my instructors and on June 21, 1976 opened the first Kempo Martial Arts Center at 4164 Monroe
Street in Toledo. Chinese Kempo Karate Center eventually became Sensei Tom’s Kempo Martial Arts Center. In what seemed like no
time at all I realized we had a marvelous tool for building confidence in our students. Enrollment increased and in 1986 we moved to
2950 Douglas Road which became our home for the next 27 years. In 1987 we added a satellite dojo in Sylvania Ohio. We moved to
our current at 6801 W. Central Avenue on September 30, 2011.