Glen E. Kwan

Glen E. Kwan Soke- Founder Genki Do Kempo

Soke Glenn Kwan, Hanshi, 10th dan Genki-do Kempo Karate, was born March 29, 1947 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Both Glenn and his brother Larry started training in boxing while in public school, went on to wrestling in high school and in the early 60’s became involved with Moo Kempo Karate and Shotokan Karate in Regina, Saskatchewan. First instructors for Glenn and Larry were Lyndon and Edward Bateson under Grandmaster Olaf Simon of Calgary, Alberta with the dojo located in Regina, Saskatchewan. When brother Larry opened a dojo in Moose Jaw, Glenn continued to travel to Regina with Larry to train three times a week (43 miles away) and Glenn continued his Kempo training with Larry. Glenn moved to Penticton, British Columbia and started training in Kyokushinkai under the tutelage of Master Ben Bertram, personal student of Mas. Oyama. Glenn achieved the rank of brown belt but once again moved back to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and continued his Kempo training with Larry.
In 1974 Soke Kwan moved to Barrie, Ontario, Canada and was asked to open a martial arts dojo after receiving his black belt in June 1974. During the period from 1974 to Present Soke Kwan continued his training with various martial artists who taught other styles. Just to name a few of the greatest influences and mentors: GM Olaf Simon (Moo Kempo and Shotokan), GM Dennis R. Decker (Chi-Ling-Pai Kempo and Kung Fu), GM Edmund Parker (American Kenpo), Prof. Wally Jay (Small Circle Jiu-Jitsu), Tsuruoka Sensei and Sensei Monty Guest (Chito-Ryu Karate), GM Chuck Platten (Hapkido), Master Israel Segarra (Goju-Kai Karate-do), Sensei Harold Howard (Jiu-Jitsu), Kancho Sensei Scott Hogarth (Chito-Ryu and Jiu-Jitsu), Master Vic Arnold (Da-Neisei Kempo), Hanshi Stephen Capela and Dai-Soke Matthew Durant (Goshin-Jutsu), Master Joe Lewis (American Kickboxing), Master Bill Wallace (Kickboxing), Master John Overton and Sensei Tony Overton (Isshynryu Karate), Sensei John and Alex Atkinson (Kempo Karate), GM Ron Balas(Tai Shin Doh), Dino Hennings and Don James (Tae Kwon Do)