Instructors

Headmaster Hendrix Yuri

hedrix001smShihan Hendrix has been training and teaching at the Allen Martial Arts Academy since 2003. Shihan Hendrix has been involved with our Little Dragons, Fighting Tigers, and the Adult Self-Defense Programs, as well being a Mentor to selected students. He has received advanced training with Headmaster Allen through the Elite Training Program, and in 2010 he was bestowed the honor of Assistant Head Instructor. Shihan Hendrix truly believes that service to others is the highest reward and guiding the next generation of martial artists has been the driving force behind his commitment to the Academy.

hendrix002smAs a youth, Shihan Hendrix was enamored with Martial Arts movies. One of his earliest memories is waking up every weekend to watch Kung Fu Theatre and mimic the movements during commercial breaks. Martial artists had a superhuman mystique that left his imagination running wild for years. He never believed the martial arts would lead him along the path of authenticity. The examination of the human condition allows him to recognize what comes with ease and cherish the opportunity to work on the things that are not. The lessons learned at the Allen Academy have shown value in every aspect of his life.

Robert Hawk

Robert HawkShihan Robert Hawk, 4th degree, is a consummate and lifelong martial artist. His grandfather studied at the Kodokan in Japan. As a toddler he cut his teeth watching Kung Fu theatre with his dad. Shihan Hawk took his first karate class at the “Y” when he was 6 years old and has been studying in one system of the arts or another ever since.

Shihan Hawk has been training with the Shinsho Kempo Jujitsu system and its predecessor since 1995. In that time he has achieved the rank of Shihan under Shinsho founder, Prof. Brian S. Allen. He has completed his ECE credits at Riverside City College and was a Karate Kids instructor for many years making his living teaching martial arts at preschools and daycare Tcenters across the Inland Empire. He is a member of the Defensive Tactics Team and The Elite Training Program and is a seminar instructor. In 2004 he was inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame. He assisted in the development and founding of the Shinsho Kempo Jujitsu system. He has over 1000hrs of instruction and more than 500hrs leadership training and seminars. Shihan Hawk has launched Tai Chi and Internal Energy classes at senior centers and community programs and has taught at these programs for 10+ years.

Shihan Hawk is happily married and he and his wife have a beautiful daughter together. He enjoys outdoor adventure hiking, war and strategy gaming, target practice, bonsai and spending his time divided between his family, his work and his school. His continued support drive and direction is dedicated to maintaining Shinsho Kempo Jujitsu’s modern relevance and tactical effectiveness.

Joshua Chevalier

Joshua ChevalierShihan Josh Chevalier has been training at the Allen Academy since 2004. He received his Black Belt in 2006 and has been involved in the Little Dragons, Fighting Tigers, and The Adult Self-Defense programs. Shihan Josh was awarded Adult Student of the Year in 2005 and has served as Director of the Children’s Program at the dojo. He has been a member of the Elite Training Program and has been a mentor to select students.

The Allen Academy has been an integral part of Josh’s life. He began his journey like many students, seeking fitness. What he found was a family. Shihan Josh met Sensei Crystal in 2005 and they were married in 2008. They have two sons named Nathaniel and Drake, and in his off time he enjoys drawing, gaming and playing with his sons.

Jane Burkheimer

Jane BurkheimerThird Degree Black Belt Jane Burkheimer has been with the Allen Academy since 2004 when she started as a Tai Chi student. After embracing the entire curriculum, she has specialized in the Internal Martial Arts and public service Tai Chi teaching at various Riverside and Corona Park and Recreation Centers. Her background includes a college degree in Sports Medicine and Physical Education. Her profession as a peace officer included eleven years as a Firearms Range-master. Her Internal Art classes at the Allen Academy include history, meditation and
Tai Chi Chuan Fa foundational movement skills to improve performance at all levels.