I am very proud to say that Mr Speakman is my instructor. I have learned from the very best, and at Achieve Martial Arts we teach the Kenpo 5.0 system the way that Mr Speakman has taught it to me. His exacting and demanding standards mean that our students are amongst the finest Kenpo 5.0 practitioners in the world, and we are all very proud to be a part of this amazing martial art and self defence system and family.
Working his way through his undergraduate studies at Missouri Southern State University Jeff was able to complete his degree in general psychology with a supporting area in biology. During his college years Jeff began his martial arts career by earning a black belt in Japanese Goju-Ryu Karate from the legendary master Lou Angel in 1980. Upon Jeff’s graduation from college Mr. Angel told Jeff to move to California to study Kenpo Karate from Master Ed Parker if he wanted to make martial arts his life. Selling his car to pay for the U-Haul truck Jeff was off to Los Angeles to follow his dream and feed his passion. Two years after arriving in Los Angeles Jeff was invited by Mr. Parker to join three other people at Mr. Parker’s house in Pasadena California to become what would be known as his last group of protégés. Jeff began studying acting at the same time with the same dedication he had approached everything else in his life. After five years of workshops, auditions and small bit parts here and there Jeff got his break with his first feature film with Paramount Pictures called “The Perfect Weapon”.
To date Jeff has starred in 10 feature films such as “Perfect Weapon” (Paramount), “Street Knight” (Warner Bros.) “The Expert” (MGM) and “Escape from Atlantis” (Universal) and produced 3 of those films. In addition Jeff is a certified Defensive Tactics Instructor (DTI) for the Department of Justice, teaching DEA, FBI, Homeland Security and Department of State, and the “sharp edge weapons instructor” for the California Department of Corrections teaching at Pelican Bay and Folsom. Also Jeff has been inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame, the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame and the Masters Hall of Fame.
Currently Jeff resides in Las Vegas Nevada where he oversees the largest Kenpo Karate organization in the world the JSK5.0 and operates the Jeff Spreakman’s Kenpo Karate 5.0 franchise schools now in 16 counties.
You can learn more about Mr Speakman’s Kenpo career, and his movie career, by visiting the link below