My name is Larry Kjeldgaard. I am 40 years old. I started training with Master Koo at Koo Self Defense Institute in late January 1998. This is my only exposure to martial arts.
My educational background has provided me with special insight into Master Koo's teaching philosophy. I have an undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy and practiced several years in the field.
I am also a Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O). Currently, I am an Orthopedic Surgeon who concentrates on spinal surgery. Most of my adult life has been devoted to the study of how the body works.
I can say without reservation that Koo Self Defense works! Master Koo has had the courage to develop his own style of training and fighting based on sound principles of Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology. His system is based on what works in the real world (the streets) and not the artificial world of the martial arts studio.
His training methods have refined over the years to include the best of Aerobics, Stretching or Flexibility, and Strengthening programs tailored to a martial arts environment.
I have learned specific techniques of kicks, punches, and dodges that are designed to generate an incredible amount of power in the shortest period of time possible. These techniques are designed for disabling an attacker in a street situation.
The workout that Master Koo has devised in the one hour training sessions has been well documented by other students. I would like to add that it is the most complete exercise program that I have ever experienced, from both a personal and professional prospective.
I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to train under Master Koo. I have increased my fitness markedly while learning powerful methods of defending myself and my family.
I would strongly encourage anyone who has an intent in fitness and/or self-defense to speak to Master Koo about his unique program.
I have attained my Brown Belt with Koo Self Defense after 17 months of training. Unfortunately, I have relocated to Bedford, Texas. If anyone in the Bedford or neighbouring cities is interested to be a training partner and learn Koo Self Defense, please e-mail me.