Ken MacKenzie, Head Martial Arts Instructor

About MacKenzie & Yates Martial Arts in Pennsauken

Meet Ken MacKenzie

Owner and Chief Instructor at
MacKenzie & Yates Martial Arts in Pennsauken
10th Degree Black Belt

Grandmaster Ken MacKenzie is the highest-ranking American-born practitioner of Korean martial arts. Having achieved his international-certification and 10th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido while in Korea, Grandmaster Ken MacKenzie is also a Master-Instructor in TaeKwon-Do, the most popular and widely practiced martial arts, and an expert at American Kickboxing. MacKenzie has been named as the inheritor of Korean Hapkido & 'Sinmoo' by Hapkido-Founder “DoJuNim” Ji, Han Jae (bodyguard to the South Korean President, teacher to the late Bruce Lee, and star of Bruce Lee's “Game of Death” movie).

As a competitor, MacKenzie achieved fame as 'Captain' of the US Hapkido Team, and went on to win the Gold-Medal and World Championships in South Korea an unprecedented three times. MacKenzie, with over a thousand matches under his belt has competed and/or taught in eighteen (18) countries, and is now an inducted Hall-of-Fame member and has been featured on television, radio, magazines and newspapers around the globe.

MacKenzie, a strong advocate of education, is the holder of a B.A. Degree in Law & Justice, and has studied at both Drexel University and Glassboro State College (aka Rowan University). With this all told, MacKenzie is best known for his talent as a leading teacher & mentor to youth, and people of all ages. Using the martial arts as a vehicle, MacKenzie has helped thousands of students to soar both on the mat, and in life!

The world-famous 'MacKenzie & Yates Martial Arts' (aka MacKenzie's Martial Arts') headquartered in Voorhees, New Jersey, and our other location in Pennsauken, New Jersey, were founded by 3-Time World-Champion Ken MacKenzie back in 1983. Over those years Hall-of-Famer & Grandmaster Ken MacKenzie, America's only internationally-certified 10th Degree Black Belt (Korean Hapkido), and his professional Blackbelt staff have successfully taught & trained over 10,000 students.

The students ranging in age from 3 to 89 have recorded substantial gains in the areas of Self-Defense, Self-Discipline, Self-Respect, Self-Control, Self-Esteem, Physical-Fitness, Goal-Setting, Improved-Grades and much much more!

MacKenzie's Martial Arts were the first in the nation to specialize in children's self-defense & leadership programs. The MacKenzie's programs have been rated #1 by kids & parents since 1983!

How To Get Started

Come join our Pennsauken, NJ Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, and Adult Martial Arts. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at 856-662-5551 if you have any further questions. MacKenzie & Yates Martial Arts hopes to speak with you soon!

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