Where knowledge and standard matter
Who are we?
The Road Warrior Lineage is a non-profit Kenpo organization that offers education and guidance in a professional and dedicated manner. We provide support, technical help, and great leadership. We offer seminars where the how’s and why’s are presented. Knowledge is not heavy, but the responsibility to perpetuate and promote the art is welcome. You cannot buy a rank from us. No shortcuts and no giveaways, just training, hard work, sweat and the reward when you earn it.
The Road Warrior Lineage’s motto is that knowledge and standards matter. Our goal is to offer and provide you with top qualified instructors that will lead you to Kenpo at its highest standard. Our Instructors and Students operates within the guidance and teachings from Senior Grandmaster Ed Parker´s right hand man who considered Senior Master of the Art Richard “Huk” Planas as his “Teacher of Teachers” who was part of the team responsible for implementing the latest and most up-to-date Kenpo curriculum. The education you’ll receive will assist you in becoming a qualified Kenpo instructor as long as you put the time and the effort into it.
Our Senior Instructor Mr. Richard “Huk” Planas operated his Kenpo schools in New Orleans, Dragon West and Dragon East up and through the early 90´s. He then started to travel the seminar circuit, where he became a notable “road warrior”. He’s coined the phrase “Road Warrior Kenpo” which he still uses to date. Mr. Planas continually travels throughout the world teaching Kenpo and is considered by the masses to be the most knowledgeable and undisputed source in the art of Ed Parker´s Kenpo. Many refer to him as “the teacher of teachers” a title and legacy that he has earned over the years. It is our commitment to continue to share his teachings of Kenpo as he has instructed us. Through his continued guidance, adding his high level of information and instruction, we have become qualified instructors traveling and teaching throughout Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America and many other areas under the Parker/Planas Lineage. SMA Richard Planas´ teachings and his mentoring, has positioned us to be a value and be of service to many others on their Kenpo journey.
SMA Planas has endorsed and promotes the usage of the name “Road Warriors Lineage” with several of his Senior Instructors having joined in his dedicated effort to travel and share the art of Ed Parker’s Kenpo Karate throughout the world on a regular basis.
Our commitment is to continually make available a variety of educational experiences for all levels of practitioners to choose from throughout the year. These opportunities range from private lessons with many of our qualified instructors, including our Senior Instructors, variety of several seminars and camps locally and International: Sweden, Germany, Chile, USA, others. This includes our annual Viking Camp held in Sweden, which we host and has been celebrated for more than 20 years. We highly recommend everyone attend and embrace these events to attain a deeper understanding of the Kenpo System and the various educational experiences it offers. Our goal through these events is to introduce and offer training with our lineage Instructors and a variety of special guests to ultimately heighten and compliment your Martial Arts Educational Journey.
Our Senior Instructors are also expected to continually further their own studies, lessons and attend seminars. We also make available a yearly Instructors Camp in Sweden with SMA Richard Planas.
It is our belief that through on-going participation, review & research, coupled with many new prospectives in our studies, it is imperative to collectively attain the highest level of education available for our entire group, Instructors and Students.
Fees vs Investment?
There are no dues or memberships fees in our organization. Rather what we do suggest, is that you wisely invest in your education within our certified and qualified; Group Classes, Private Instruction, Seminars, Workshops and Camps, to mention a few educational opportunities… As your journey continues, you’ll arrive at various levels of Belt Gradings. Upon achieving the next ranking, you will receive a signed certificate from our Senior Instructors which is certifying your new rank elevation in the Road Warrior Lineage. Our Pledge is to continually strive and maintain the highest level of Professionalism and Integrity for our entire group. It is our believe to assist individuals in becoming a better person than they were the day before.
Quality Driven Instructors…
We are dedicated and fully committed to educate qualified instructors to attain a University or higher level of knowledge that will demonstrate the intellectual in addition to the physical abilities and application of the Art. This is accomplished with an understanding of the how’s and why’s from our Ed Parker’s Kenpo Karate Curriculum as it was originally designed by SGM Ed Parker. A qualified Instructor has the ability to not only perform, but also has the knowledge and skills to communicate the art in detail by utilizing the rules and principles of motion from the System. Our Senior Instructors continually seek to further their education which they refine and develop their abilities on all levels. This type of dedication benefits all, ultimately the path of knowledge is endless.
“The Patch” is one of the highest honors achieved in the Parker/Planas Lineage. The earned privilege of this coveted Patch, according to SMA Richard “Huk” Planas, is exclusively assigned by him to the individual who can satisfactorily perform and understand the Ed Parker Kenpo System.
SMA Planas who designed “The Patch” in the early ’90´s, then awarded “The Patch” to his qualified students in the Parker/Planas lineage. This lineage consists of a group of like-minded Instructors and Students who’s desire is to study, explore, perform and ultimately develop an in-depth working understanding of the Ed Parker’s Kenpo System. “The Patch” in appearance, has evolved slightly throughout the years. But, most importantly the Integrity, Spirit, Honor and Disciple to achieve this prestigious recognition has not. “The Patch” is currently the highest awarded level of achievement to be earned in the Parker/Planas lineage since its’ inception. To date, there are 18 individuals, worldwide in the Parker/Planas lineage that have earned “The Patch”.
The Road Warrior Lineage patch
This represents the next generation of dedicated students and qualified instructors from the Parker/Planas lineage who continue to promote and study the Ed Parker Kenpo System. Our group has embraced and committed themselves to this endeavour in pursuit of attaining the highest levels of education; physical application and a knowledgeable understanding of the Kenpo System. The patch colours; white, brown, black & red represent the 4 original and traditional belt colours. The gold signifies the highest level of excellence in the Kenpo System. The Worldwide Road Warrior Lineage has a rich history of and for the pursuit of knowledge through continued education and sharing with others, to-date information.
The Seniors in the lineage
Senior Master of the Art (SMA) Richard “Huk” Planas
SMA Richard Planas is the man that stood by SGM Ed Parker from 1969. He was the vice president the last 10 years of the IKKA until SGM Ed Parker died in December 1990. SMA Richard Planas is considered “the teacher of the teachers”. He travels the world all year around and is seen as the most knowledgeable in the art today. SMA Richard Planas runs his own group under the name of Parker/Planas Lineage and we are all part of his group. The head teachers in the Road Warrior Lineage are all first-generation black belts of Sifu Planas and they have all earned the “The Patch”. This is the highest reward beside the rank that you can be assigned with. This states that the student understands and can perform the art to Sifu Planas’ personal satisfaction. SMA Richard Planas, along with Sibok Tom Kelly and SGM Ed Parker, designed the Kenpo system as we know it today. He was also part of the development of the original manuals.
Master of the Art (MA) Marty Zaninovich
9th Degree in Kenpo and certified Instructor in the Filipino Martial Arts, Jun Fan Gung Fu/JKD and Silat
Sifu Zaninovich’s passion for the arts lies in each systems depth and possibility for continual learning, transference of knowledge and daily training. But moreover, he shares his passion with others by leading them and instructing the Kenpo System in a spirited, energized way while blending in cutting-edge Filipino and other Arts to enhance the mind-body-and-spirit experience. The focus is always on supporting the development of the student’s whole-being, whether instructing privately or in a group. Noted for his intensity and technical skills by fellow top-level instructors, Sifu Zaninovich has provided instruction and mentoring for over 40 years to a variety of Martial Artists including: law enforcement personnel, University students/athletes, and business professionals, as well as children and adolescents. Marty’s martial arts beginning was in the exploration of wrestling and Judo at the age of 13, but his passion for and commitment to the arts ignited in 1973 when he enrolled in a
small Kenpo Karate Dojo in Central California. Sifu Zaninovich has competed nationally and internationally; sponsored several prestigious tournaments and events, owned several Karate Schools in California, and established various clubs in Arizona. He also travels throughout the United States and Internationally to share the Arts. Today, he currently holds a 9th degree black belt in Ed Parker’s Kenpo Karate under SMA Richard “Huk” Planas, and is a Certified Instructor in the Filipino Martial Arts, Jun Fan Gung Fu/JKD and Silat, under Guro Dan Inosanto.
Senior Professor (SP) Max Bychkov
Max Bychkov began his Kenpo training after moving to US in the early ‘90. To satisfy his curiousity about martial arts, he trained in and with various arts and artists in the area. Always intrugued about the Kenpo system and the way it was laid out, on the recommendation of Mr Frank Trejo, he travelled extensively throughout the ‘90’s and 2000’s to obtain instruction directly from the foremost authority in the Art, Mr. Richard “Huk” Planas. As a result of years of hard work, he was awarded “The Patch” on January 19, 2008, establishing him as a direct first-generation student of Sifu Planas. Concurrently, the black belt ranks were directly awarded from Mr. Planas as well, the highest being the rank of Senior Professor, 7th degree, together with Ingmar Johansson in Sweden after teaching at his camp, on May 19th, 2018. He also had the honour of being one of the instructors at the Las Vegas Planas Kenpo Camp. Always seeking new insights into the Art, Max enjoys traveling to meet, train with, and teach new people all around the world. He conducts weekly classes locally as well, working with anyone interested in furthering their skill and knowledge in the Art of Kenpo Karate.
Senior Professor (SP) Ingmar Johansson
Mr. Ingmar Johansson was born in Chile, South America and moved to Sweden at the age of 3. He started his Martial Arts journey in the early 1980’s in the Boxing arena that took him to eventually training and becoming a member of the Swedish National Youth Boxing Team. Mr. Johansson had an on-going, burning desire to expand his base physically in the terms of adding the elements of kicking and punching. At this point Mr. Johansson started his searching and began his Kenpo Karate training in South America. Shortly after, he travelled consistently to the Jersey Islands in England. As his quest for knowledge grew, his travels broadened to the USA. While studying in the USA, he was introduced to Mr. Richard “Huk” Planas in the mid 90’s, whom at that time accepted him as a student in which he still studies with presently. Mr. Johansson’s diligent quest for knowledge includes over 15 years in the Inayan Eskrima and Modern Arnis system. Additionally, Mr. Johansson is furthering his studies for the past several years to the present with Mr. Marty Zaninovich who is a certified Instructor in the Inosanto Systems which include FMA, Silat, JKD.
In 1987 Mr. Johansson opened his first Martial Arts School which is still in operation today, a single location with over 350 students. He also teaches & supports several other Kenpo Karate Schools in 14 countries. Through his experiences, Mr. Johansson has also successfully competed in many Tournaments in the 90’s Nationally and Internationally.
Mr. Johansson has and continues to promote and teach the Art of Kenpo Karate through his National & International Travels including Seminars, Workshops, Private Lessons. In 1999 He started the International training camp The Viking Camp in Sweden, this highly attended function, annually attracts students worldwide for over 20 years. This event has developed and continues to be one of the most prestigious Camps in Europe.
Mr. Johansson is also the Founding member of the “Road Warrior Lineage” established in 2010. This group has respectfully grown and continues to grow with many students and qualified Instructors, National and International. Currently, Mr. Johansson and his group, are consistently promoting several large and prominent events, Nationally and Internationally throughout the year. The biggest being in 2017 were he and Sifu Marty Zaninovich organized The Richard “Huk” Planas World Gathering Training Camp in Las Vegas, USA.
Mr. Ingmar Johansson presently holds the highly recognized and accomplished ranking of Senior Professor, a 7th Degree Black Belt under Senior Master of the Art Mr. Richard “Huk” Planas in the Parker/Planas Lineage. In 2008, he earned and received “The Patch” from SMA Planas, the first outside the USA to be awarded this honour.
You can find us here
The lineage has grown slowly, as we are only interested in serious students and schools, that have a genuine desire to learn the art of Kenpo. At present, the lineage is represented in the following countries in alphabetical order:
Kenpo Karate Belgium
Instructor: Mr. Jérôme d´Harveng
Address: 70 Rue Saint-Martin, 1457 Walhain – Belgium
Dojo Kenpo Karate La Ligua
Instructor: Mr. Andrés Bugueño
Address: Serrano # 520 Gimnasio Prolife, La Ligua – Chile
Dojo Kenpo Karate La Ligua
Instructor: Mr. Alexis Baez
Address: Manuel Montt # 329 La Ligua – Chile
Dojo Kenpo Karate Santiago Oriente
Instructor: Mr. Claudio Soto
Address: Avda. Americo Vespucio 800, Metro Quilin, Macul, Santiago – Chile
Dojo Kenpo Karate Quilicura
Instructor: Mr. Adolfo Garcia, Mr. Luis Maureira
Address: Presidente Ramon Barros Luco #0124, Quilicura, Santiago – Chile
Telephone: +56979064881, +5656972569573
DC Kenpo Studio
Instructor: Mr. David Castro
Address: Avenida Eduardo Santos #28-87,
Dojo Ed Parker
Instructor: Mr. Frank Diaz la Torre
Address: Cede deportivo ponton calles Oquendo, municipio centro Habana – Cuba
Telephone: + 53-55117735
Leeds Kenpo Karate Club
Instructor: Mr. Peter Woods
Address: Eversley Park Centre, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6AZ – England
American Kenpo Karate Flers En Escrebieux
Instructor: Mr. Christophe Derome
Address: Rue D´Auby, 59128 Flers En Escrebieux – France
Kenpo Karate Dusseldorf / Meerbusch
Instructor: Mr. Sascha Berning
Address: Atis Club Grünstrasse 18, 40667 Meerbusch – Germany
Borganes Kenpo Self-defence Studio
Instructor: Mr. Mosés Josefsson
Address: Borgarnes – Iceland
Dojo Kenpo Self-defence Studio Hurdal
Instructor: Mr. Luis Gahona
Address: Haraasparet 6, 2090 Hurdal – Norway
Kenpo Self-defence Studio Norrköping
Instructor: Mr. Ingmar Johansson
Address: Tunnbindaregatan 8, 2 tr, 60221 Norrköping – Sweden
Kenpo Self-defence Studio Jönköping
Instructor: Mr. Mattias Bodin
Address: Hemstigen (invid Junebacksvallen), 553 38 Jönköping – Sweden
Organizacion J.A. Kenpo
Instructor: Mr. José Aponte
Address: Av. Teheran Montalban, Velodrumo Teo Capriles instituto Nacional de Deporte, Redoma de la Vega, Caracas – Venezuela
Telephone: +58-4143322921 / +58-2124717054
Club de Kenpo UCV
Instructor: Mr. Victor Chaustre
Address: Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas Los Chaguaramos UCV Caracas – Venezuela
Fusion Martial Arts Academy
Instructor: Mr. Max Bychkov
Address: Baltimore, MD 21048 – USA
Z´s Kenpo +
Instructor: Mr. Marty Zaninovich
Address: Corona Del Mar, Ca 92625 USA