Kempo Academy Evolution instructors share the time honored teaching methods implemented at Kempo Academy Evolution, and always advance the curriculum with the most modern and effective teaching ideas in the martial arts today.
Master Douglas DeBarger
Master Douglas DeBarger is the owner, manager and chief instructor of the Westport location. Master DeBarger has studied martial arts since 2000, and has Graduated from the Instructors College for Teaching of the Martial Arts (ICMA). Master DeBarger has had a varied career path, he is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and Lewis University. His first career was in the airline industry. He grew up in the Chicago area and when he relocated to the east coast in 1995, he took up home remodeling. When the housing market experienced its drastic change, he reinvented himself from martial arts student into martial arts instructor. His current national rankings include 5th Degree Master Black Belt in Chinese Kempo.
Sensei Ryan Waibel
Sensei Ryan Waibel has been with Kempo Academy Evolution for the past 6 years, and has worked for the past 3 years. He recently graduated from Fairfield Ludlowe High School and he is taking a gap year to evaluate his options. Sensei Waibel has achieved the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt.