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.