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 is currently an instructor and 1st Technician grade under the leadership of Dai Sifu Thommy Luke Boehlig and the BDS System of Wing Chun Self Defense,  headquartered in Langenfeld, Germany.  Ken began training Wing Chun in 2011 under Dai Sifu Emin Boztepe “EBMAS” as well as Ken’s primary EBMAS instructor in the United States, 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 continues to advance his knowledge of Wing Chun by training under the supervision of Dai Sifu Boehlig and the BDS System of Self-Defense.