Instructor Bio


Bill Thiessen – 3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Bill began studying (Kenpo Karate) in 1971 in Oak Forest, IL. He received 1st Degree black Belt in 1976.
  • Managed 3 different Karate studios in Illinois, Oak Forest, Evergreen Park and Chicago Heights until 1978. And also managed a studio in Mesa AZ for 4 years
  • Continued to teach private lessons in AZ for 18 year.
  • Bill has been teaching private lessons in the Kansas City Area since 1996.
  • He is currently being instructed by 10th degree Black Belts Greg Mattson and 8th Degree Black Belt Becky Mornar. Their Studio is located in Crestwood IL.
  • Mr Al Tracy (Grandmaster 10th Degree Black Belt) Awarded me my 3rd Degree Black Belt (SANDAN) on Feb 15th 2013.

Bill was recognized by the Kenpo Master to be selected to enter the Kenpo Hall of Fame in 2013. Out of the hundreds of Thousands of Kenpo students over the past 70 years only about 300 have been selected for this honor.


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