A Level Above the Rest

Bankens Mountain MArtial Arts Academy

professor kevin conan bankens

Professor BANKENS is a longtime practitioner of the martial arts.

41 years in martial arts

Professor Bankens began his lifelong journey in martial arts in 1978 at Lake Charles Karate school under O’sensei Rod Prejean in the art of Shotokan karate.

Professor Bankens is a 4th Dan (Fourth-degree black belt) under The North American karate association today.

Professor Bankens Is a 3rd degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Professor Todd Nathanson.

With over 24 years in jiu-jitsu Bankens believes jiu-jitsu to be one of the greatest self-defense arts in the world today.

Bankens is a 3rd degree brown belt in Kodokan Judo under the USJA.

Bankens was the Silver medal winner in the Heavyweight judo championship finals of 2015.