1st Degree Black Belt/ Jr. Instructor of the Arts
Mr. Manuel Contreras began his journey through Ed Parker’s American Kenpo System at the age of six. He started his training under Alexander Perez at All-Star Karate. He continued training there through the acquisition of the school which later became The American Kenpo Karate Academy. It is here that Manuel earned his Jr. black belt in 2010. His training was interrupted by the closing of the school shortly after. Although not at a school, he continued to practice from home. He then started training in 2011, at Ultimate Kenpo Warriors. While training, Manuel has learned to use the Nunchaku. He currently holds the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt under Alexander Perez. Manuel enjoys teaching and assisting in classes, and has been doing so since 2013. He has competed in several tournaments and holds 1st place trophies in fighting and weapon competitions.