Mr. Daniel Scott Rhodes became adamant about taking martial arts at 14 years old, a short while after September 11th, 2001. His studies of Kenpo have given him the confidence that if I he needed to defend himself in a situation where he was unable to carry a weapon, like onboard an airplane, he could. He believes he has something no one can take away from him or use against him. He wanted something inside of himself that he could summon if a situation were to arise where he was forced to defend himself or those around him that he holds dear. He says “I am glad I was led to this karate school as opposed to any other.” Relationships are important to him and he has always been extremely careful with whom he associates. At this school it is easy to build those relationships because of the integrity inside the people who teach and practice here. Integrity is a must. Mr. Rhodes considers Mr. Hagood both an instructor and a friend because he has demonstrated integrity. He continues on because of the relationships he has created and the example he feels he sets for the students he now teaches.