METHOD FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS
Phil Winters - currently located in Utah, serves as the lead for the KSDA Utah Chapter. Having trained under Sifu Abrescy decades ago in Merced, Phil would later on reconnect with his KSD roots by starting a martial arts group in Tucson. To Phil's credit, KSD's roots in Arizona are still strong leading to four chapters in Arizona today.
The KSDA Tucson Chapter, one of four Arizona based chapters, was the first Arizona group originally founded by Phil Winters. Upon his move, KSD Blackbelts Vivian and Bob Hutchins and Jerry Pepe have continued to keep the group alive throughout the years and even support the KSDA Mesa Chapter today.
As an original student at the Eastwind Academy and direct Blackbelt under SIfu Abrescy, Neal Covert serves as the leader of the KSDA Tennessee Chapter. Training alongside his grandchildren and daughter Sara Covert, Neal continues to expand his KSD knowledge under Sifu with each visit back to California.
Originally from the KSDA Tuscon Chapter, Frank Saavedra currently serves as the chapter leader for KSDA Mesa in Arizona. Pictured to the left is Cindy Saavedra, Francisco Saavedra, Duane Warnken, Sarah Glover, Christian Saavedra, Jolan Glover, Frank Saavedra, Efren Morales and Paul Haber.
The KSDA Prescott Chapter has been under the leadership of Rafael Merle, head of the Prescott Family Karate center in Prescott, AZ. As long time members of the organization, the KSDA Prescott Chapter aims to host Sifu Abrescy on an annual basis to conduct seminars for their dedicated group of students.
For over 15 years, the Livingston Kempo Karate program has served as an extension of the Headquarters serving the Central Valley through the parks and recreation program. The program is currently led by Alvaro Ramirez under the supervision of Sifu Abrescy.