About Miller’s Kenpo Karate Dojoin Bradford,


Meet Michael Miller

Owner and Chief Instructor atMiller’s Kenpo Karate Dojo in Bradford5th Degree Black Belt


Welcome to Miller’s Kenpo Karate Dojo! We are dedicated to reality based martial arts training in a professional manner that produces fully qualified black belts and leaders in our community.

We are the only full-time martial arts school in the history of McKean County and we train with families from ALL walks of life at whatever fitness level you are. Training at our world class facility provides numerous benefits for kids and adults who want to improve their body, mind and spirit; tap into their full potential and be inspired to greatness. 

The primary goal of Miller’s Kenpo Karate is fitness and self-defense while building confidence, increasing focus, creating better self-discipline, and teaching respect so that all students become productive members of society and are EMPOWERED with a positive future that’s filled with great success.

Martial arts is an excellent way for you or your child to learn important life skills such as…

  • Amazing focus, confidence and a longer attention span
  • A “can do” attitude and unstoppable spirit
  • Goal setting and follow through skills
  • Great interpersonal skills while making new friends
  • Physical & mental strength, endurance & flexibility

We also teach anti-bullying strategies throughout all our programs since we are the East Coast Headquarters for the Stomp the Bullying Program (co-founded by Mr. Miller).

As your child’s confidence starts to soar, they’ll also get better grades that will set the stage for success now and for years to come.

Don’t miss the CRAZY-LOW Web Special going on right now… but only for a limited time! Classes fill up fast because it’s such a great deal so sign up now! It’s 100% RISK-FREE so you’ve got nothing to lose!

Our Adult Program focuses on reality based self-defense and fitness. Our primary system is a modern, realistic system of martial arts called American Kenpo. Although that’s the foundation, you will also learn the best techniques from other styles including: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Joe Lewis Fighting Systems, Boxing, Kickboxing, Wing Chun, Krav Maga, and Modern Arnis (stick and knife weapon system). You’ll get a vast array of skill sets, while getting in the BEST shape of your life and having a great time along the way. 

Come join Miller’s Kenpo Karate Dojo family of martial artists and see how you can get unbelievably fit, acquire character skills for success and get more VALUE for your money here. We can’t wait to train with you and cheer you on every time you accomplish something big or small. See you soon!

Head Instructor

Michael Miller is an international martial arts instructor and self-defense & personal protection expert, having taught martial arts seminars throughout the United States and Germany. He holds a 5th degree black belt in American Kenpo Karate under internationally sought after instructor, Sean Kelley. Miller has also had extensive training under Kenpo experts Master Rainer Schulte, Grandmaster Dave Hebler, and Grandmaster Michael Robert Pick.

Aside from training with his four mentors, Miller has attended countless seminars taking lessons under other American Kenpo icons, as well as other martial arts legends including: Jeff Speakman (star of The Perfect Weapon), Lee Wedlake, Rich Hale, Pat Salantri, Dennis Nackord, Lee Epperson, Raffy Pambuan, Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, Joe Lewis, and Tim Hartman. 

Miller has cross trained in various other martial arts styles including: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Joe Lewis Fighting Systems, Judo, Wing Chun, Krav Maga, Boxing, Kickboxing, and Modern Arnis. Miller also wrestled for eight years and coached for four years giving him 12 years of wrestling experience and was an undefeated amateur boxer sanctioned by the USABF while in college. Aside from being a student under Mr. Kelley in American Kenpo, Miller also trains under Datu Tim Hartman in Modern Arnis.  

Miller received a Bachelor of Arts degree in writing with a minor in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in April of 2002. Since then he has been a successful freelance writer, getting most of his publishing credits through Black Belt and Inside Kung-Fu magazines. He has also written four books: Legends of Kenpo: Rainer Schulte, Legends of Kenpo: Sean Kelley, Martial Intellect, and Kenpo Perspectives. He is currently on his fifth book and will continue to write many more. All his books can be found on amazon.com.

Miller is a member of the Chinese Karate Federation and Joe Lewis Fighting Systems. He was honored to be nominated to become the CKF Public Relations Administrator under the recommendation of Grandmaster Michael Robert Pick, Master Rainer Schulte and Sean Kelley (CKF President) due to his diplomatic ways of communicating to a diverse audience. Miller is also the co-founder of Stomp the Bullying, Inc.

Miller began teaching Kenpo in 1998 and has been running his full-time studio since May of 2006. Although Miller loves teaching adults the realities of self-protection, his child programs are top notch due to his knowledge of child development at the physical, mental, social, and behavioral levels. Miller was a caseworker for Children and Youth Services (CYS) in McKean County for three years working with child abuse and neglect and was certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare as a Child Welfare Direct Service Worker.  During those three years Miller had specialized training in PA risk assessment, child sexual abuse, and juvenile sex offenders – characteristics, assessment, and treatment.

Miller believes in community service and is always looking for ways to better his community. Helping others is his primary focus. He has taught seminars for Bradford City police officers, McKean County Care for Children (special needs children and the staff), girl scouts and boy scouts, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Bradford High women’s cross country team, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, the National Guard, McKean County Independent Living, and more.

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Come join our Bradford, Karate facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, and Private Training. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (814) 368-3725 if you have any further questions. Miller’s Kenpo Karate Dojo hopes to speak with you soon!

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