At Kempo Academy, our mission is to provide the tools and information our students need to succeed, even beyond karate.


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Kenneth Deegan

Chief Instructor - 2nd Degree Black Belt

A 2nd Degree Black Black in Kempo under Master Scott Craigue, and over 5 years teaching experience, Sensei Ken Deegan is the owner and head instructor of Kempo Academy of Cross River. Currently, he is the VP of Enrichment Programs for Kempo Academy LLC, and Operations Manager for the state of New York. Recently, Sensei Deegan began coaching members of our Off-Site Events Team, demonstrated techniques for our video library content, and teaches after school enrichment programs throughout the area.