AIK Direct Lineage Recognition
All Students listed below are in the Direct Lineage of Andrew Pilch. This is in the Rough N’ Tumble lineage of Sigung Stephen LaBounty, the analytical analysis and practical application in the Tactical Combat lineage of Mike Winkeljohn, and the non destructive counterbalances in the Paxial Arts Lineage of Ed Parker (Jr.) as taught at The American Institiute of Kenpo.
(*) Represents students who have achieved Junior Black Belt, and then went on to achieve AIK Senior Black Belts status.
(**) Represents students who have achieved both Youth Black Belt & Junior Black Belt, and then went on to also achieve AIK Senior Black Belts status. These students have been training in Kenpo for most of their entire lives.
(***) Has gone on to achieve higher levels of black belt under the oversight of other qualified Kenpo instructors.
If you attained your Black Belt directly under Mr. Pilch before AIK’s formation in 2005, (or you were omitted from our records by mistake) and you would like to have your rank recognized here, please email us so that we may honor your journey in Kenpo.
5th Degree Senior Black Belts
Associate Professors of the Arts
Monica E. Chavez