Paul Britton was born on March
11, 1962 in San Bernardino California. At the age of 13, he began his study of
the martial arts, beginning with Tae Kwon Do. After earning his 1st degree
black belt, he moved to Eugene Oregon to join his father in a family business.
While looking for another school of martial arts, he found a school that taught
Ed Parker’s Kenpo Karate. Unaware of what Kenpo was, or for that matter who Ed
Parker was, he took the chance. Parker’s Kenpo to Mr. Britton, was not only
superior to what Mr. Britton had been taught, but also became very addictive.
Having had the pleasure of being under several different instructors over time,
Mr. Britton moved to the state of Louisiana as a 3rd degree black belt. He
opened a Kenpo School on West Oak Street in Amite, LA. that maintained a student
count of 90.
After several years of teaching both children and adults,
Mr. Britton found that the Kenpo curriculum of 32 or 24 techniques per belt
level was too much. In searching for a better way, he found a system that was
developed by Charles Sullivan and Vic LeRoux of the Karate Connection that made
teaching easier. Mr. Britton became a member of the Karate Connection for a
duration of 11 years. During that time, Mr. Britton was ultimately promoted to
the level of 7th degree black belt.
During that time frame, Mr. Britton
studied each Kenpo technique in the Parker system, the Tracey system, and the
Karate Connection system extensively. Mr. Britton then restructured the original
system that he was taught. As a result, half of the techniques were deleted
either because they did not work, or they were repetitious by relating closely
to other techniques.
Mr. Britton created a system of Kenpo using the
original material, with each level containing only 10 self-defense techniques,
and 2nd degree having the last 40 techniques in the system. This comes to a
total of 110 techniques, hence the nickname of “The 110 System”.
Britton found what every other Master has found; Delete what does not work and
master what does. Currently, Mr. Britton works as a full time deputy sheriff
with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Dept. in Louisiana, and he's a certified Defensive Tactics Instructor
You can check out Grandmaster Britton at: http://www.ikkakenpo.com/paulbritton.htm