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AIK Founding History

The American Institute of Kenpo was co-founded in 2005 by Andrew Pilch and Shawn Knight. In collaboration with Andrew Pilch, Shawn Knight and his wife Rebecca Knight were at the core of developing, evolving, and refining the American Institute of Kenpo’s curriculum. Though the Knights moved on to found Knight Method Kenpo in 2022, the American Institute of Kenpo is grateful for all the positive contributions they have made.

AIK Lineage

The American Institute of Kenpo has a diverse lineage with three distinct lines full of exceptional, dynamic, and capable individuals that have all left a lasting impression on the world of martial arts.

Click on the individuals below to learn more about the American Institute of Kenpo’s Lineage and the men that are foundational to its creation.