All of our instructional staff has gone through special training and certification before they are allowed to teach. Below you will learn more about our Leadership and our Instructors.
John Bain: Mr. Bain is the Kancho (Head of the House) here at Plano Self Defense Studio and has been training in the martial arts since 1969.
Belt Rank:9th Degree Black Belt
Martial Arts Style: Go Hou Kan Kenpo Karate
The spark that started Mr. Bain’s martial arts fire was the TV show “The Green Hornet.” This show co-starred the world famous martial artist Bruce Lee as Kato. This led him to his introduction to Tae Kwon-Do by Master Soo Young Cha at the age of 12. It was many years later while serving in the US Navy that his serious martial arts instruction began at the Chuck Norris Karate Studio in Norfolk, VA.
It was because of the quality instruction and the personal relationship developed with the Instructors that a burning desire was instilled in him to research and learn as much as possible about the martial arts. Upon his honorable discharge he went to Korea and studied the Korean language at Yonsai University and Tae Kwon Do at the National College of Physical Education in Seoul, South Korea. This experience was priceless as it gave him a real insight into the Korean culture and lifestyle.
Upon returning to the United States, Mr. Bain set out to study and experience many other martial art systems. In the 40 plus years that he has trained in Korean Martial Arts, Okinawan Martial Arts, Filipino Martial Arts, Chinese Martial Arts and American Martial Arts. Mr. Bain holds multiple black belts and teaching certificates. Mr. Bain has said. “I believe we must always keep the spirit of being a student, that way we can learn in all aspects of our life. My job is to give the best quality instruction and continue learning better ways to help my students and their families become winners in life.” In 1998 Mr. Bain came to the Dallas area as an Instructor for Chuck Norris’ KICKSTART KIDS Foundation (Formally Kick Drugs Out Of America). When asked why he joined our cause, Mr. Bain replied, “I am able to make a difference in our future through our youth.”
Mr. Bain has been married to the beautiful Debbie Bain for 22+ years. They have two daughters Caitlan (21+) and Thalia (14+) that are both black belts and active, when time permits, in KSK activities.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
– Proverbs 27:17
Adam Floyd began learning martial arts in the 9th grade at a local Tae Kwon Do school.
His instructors provided him with a foundation in the physical aspects of the art and helped him develop self-confidence, but perhaps more importantly, they encouraged him to take his schoolwork seriously. He was a C student when he started, but after a year or so of training, his attitude and perspective had improved so much that he decided to put martial arts on hold while he focused on getting his grades turned around.
He did so, and went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from UT Arlington with a double major in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. After college, he began researching some different martial arts styles and was blessed to find John Bain at Plano Self-Defense Studio. Mr. Bain was teaching a blend of Kenpo, Kyusho, and Arnis, known as Spirit Warrior Kenpo. Adam found that Mr. Bain's layered teaching methodology and a combination of group classes and regular private lessons provided a depth of knowledge and ability that allowed for true confidence in the self-defense arts. In 2007 Adam earned a 1st degree black belt in Spirit Warrior Kenpo.
Over the next couple of years, Mr. Bain began using the traditional Okinawan forms as a foundation for teaching five major areas, or methods, of self-defense: striking, seizing, pressure points, weapons, and wellness. The result: Go Hou Kan, meaning House of Five Methods. Adam is now a 2nd degree black belt in Go Hou Kan Kenpo Jutsu, and looks forward to a lifetime of continued training.
Cedric started his Martial Arts journey in 1999 with the American Society of Karate (ASK), then during High School, he became involved in other extra curricular activities and stopped training.
While in college he discovered that he could continue training with American Society of Karate and successfully achieved his Brown Belt during that time.
Upon graduation, he stopped training yet again. Cedric, his career now in full swing, sought out a school that would help him achieve this lifelong goal. The emphasis on self defense is something he has enjoyed since joining Kancho John Bains' school in 2009.
Kris' training in martial arts began in college over 25 years ago where he met a friend who studied Kung Fu. His friend found out that Kris was interested in Law Enforcement began to train him. Kris also trained for a short time with a karate school, but college schedules and finances put a quick end to it.
Kris did start a carreer in Law Enforcement a short time later, and he was exposed to certain defensive arts principles. He now has over 20 years experience with the 7th largest police department in the US. Kris has hundreds of training hours in intermediate and advanced defensive tactics- including empty hand, alternative/impact weapons, and firearms. His career has also placed him in dozens real life defensive applications situations.
Kris joined Plano Self Defense just a few days before his 41st birthday in 2008. He likes the fact that students are allowed to question why a technique is done a certain way, and that the focus is defensive arts and not sport. He is currently an assistant instructor.