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Paul Britton was born on March 11, 1962 in San Bernardino California. At the age of 13, he began his study of the martial arts, beginning with Tae Kwon Do. After earning his first degree black belt, he moved to Eugene Oregon to join his father in a family business. While looking for another school of martial arts, he found a school that taught Ed Parker’s Kenpo Karate. Unaware of what Kenpo was, or for that matter, who Ed Parker was, he took the chance. Parker’s Kenpo, to Mr. Britton, was not only superior to what Mr. Britton had been taught, but also became very addictive. Having had the pleasure of being under several different instructors over time, Mr. Britton moved to the state of Louisiana as a third degree black belt. He opened a Kenpo School on West Oak Street in Amite, LA that maintained a student count of 90.
After several years of teaching both children and adults, Mr. Britton found that the Kenpo curriculum of 32 or 24 techniques per belt level was too much. In searching for a better way, he found a system that was developed by Charles Sullivan and Vic LeRoux of the Karate Connection that made teaching easier. Mr. Britton became a member of the Karate Connection for a duration of 11 years. During that time, Mr. Britton was ultimately promoted to the level of 7th degree black belt.
During that time frame, Mr. Britton studied each Kenpo technique in the Parker system, the Tracey system, and the Karate Connection system extensively. Mr. Britton then restructured the original system that he was taught. As a result, half of the techniques were deleted either because they did not work, or they were repetitious by relating closely to other techniques.
Mr. Britton created a system of Kenpo using the original material, with each level containing only ten self-defense techniques, and second degree having the last 40 techniques in the system. This comes to a total of 110 techniques, hence, the nickname of “The 110 System”.
Mr. Britton found what every other Master has found; Delete what does not work and master what does. Currently, Mr. Britton works as a full time deputy sheriff with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Dept. in Louisiana, and owns and operates the P.B.K.K.A.