A Passion for Martial Arts — a Dedication to Teaching Them!

Ken Smart (1st Technician Grade and Senior Instructor)

Ken is a business professional, martial artist and a former military officer.  He is the senior instructor at Nashville Kung Fu.  

Ken began training Wing Chun in 2011 under Dai Sifu Emin Boztepe and the EBMAS System of Self-Defense.  Ken trained closely the first 6 years under his primary EBMAS instructor, Chad Winn  (2nd Technician and 20-year veteran Law Enforcement Officer).  After Officer Winn retired from teaching,  Ken completed his student level training over the next two years under EBMAS Sifu Shawn Wallace.  Ken was tested and awarded his 1st Technician Certification personally by Dai Sifu Emin Boztepe in 2018.

Ken served as an instructor at the EBMAS school until he met Dai Sifu Thommy Boehlig in early 2019.  Ken and Sifu Boehlig became personal friends and Sifu Boehlig later accepted Ken as his personal student.  Ken trained under Dai Sifu Thommy Boehlig over the following year and his previous Technician Certification was accepted under the BDS system.  Ken continues to advance his knowledge of Wing Chun by training under the supervision of Dai Sifu Boehlig.