Chinese Kenpo Association

Yonkers, N.Y.10704



Senior Grand Master Stuart Barksdale



RANK: 10th Degree Black Belt, Chinese Kenpo Kung-Fu
EXPERIENCE: 43 years in Chinese Kenpo Kung-Fu
HONORS: 1st Degree Black Belt Award from Y.M.C.A.,1978
Promoted to 6th Degree Black Belt in the Chinese Kenpo Association by Grand Master John McSweeny, January 2002
Promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt in the American Kenpo Karate Association by Grand Master John McSweeny, 2002
Promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt in the Chinese Kenpo Association by Grand Master John McSweeny, 2000
Promoted to 4th Degree Black Belt in the American Kenpo Karate Association by Grand Master John McSweeny, 2000
Promoted to 4th Degree Black Belt in the Chinese Kenpo Association by Grand Master John McSweeny, 1997
Promoted to 3rd Degree Black Belt in the American Kenpo Karate Association by Grand Master John McSweeny, 1997
ELECTED: Elected Senior Vice President of Chinese Kenpo Association in 2002
Elected Senior Director of the Chinese Kenpo Association of America by the Honorable Grandmaster John McSweeny, Chairman of the Board, 1997
Sergeant-At-Arms of the Chinese Kenpo Association of America, 1989
EXPERTISE: Weapons...........Knife, Shortstick, Yawara, Baton, Firearms, Nunchakus
In the field of....Meditation
HEAD INSTRUCTOR AT: Jewish Community Center-Yonkers, NY 1981 to 1984
Yonkers Physical Fitness Club-Yonkers, NY 1984 to 1985
Our Lady of the Rosary School-Yonkers, NY 1985 to 1992
Chinese Kenpo Kung-Fu School-Valhalla, NY 1995 to 1997
Chinese Kenpo Kung-Fu School-Yonkers, NY 1998 to present
STUDIED UNDER:
Grand Master Joseph Macetta; 6th Degree Black Belt Chinese Kenpo, and Professional Boxer; American Boxing
Master John De Palo; 5th Degree Black Belt Chinese Kenpo,
Sifu Eric Paseltiner; Deceased, 1984, 4th Degree Black Belt Chinese Kenpo, Praying Mantis System; Wing Chung System
Master Tony Fox; 9th Degree Black Belt Chinese Kenpo; Northern Style Seven Star Praying Mantis System
Sensei Benjamin Longwood: 3rd Degree Black Belt Judo, Y.M.C.A.
Sensei Shamus Maran-3rd Degree Black Belt Judo