KENVIN FORM MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT
Mr. Scott Hornung, currently 4th Degree Black Belt and Chief Instructor of the Kenvin Form Martial Arts Academy, has over 36 years of diversified martial arts experience. Mr. Hornung trained directly with Master Richard Kenvin in New Jersey, and was awarded 1st Degree Black Belt rank in June of 1997. Master Kevin, a certified Master Instructor by Kukkiwon, a world governing body of Tae Kwon Do, has trained over 3,500 students in over 40 years and has been an AAU coach at both the state and Olympic level. He has also trained for four years with Sensei Yukio Utada in the Yoshinkan style of Aikido.
As a 1st Degree Black Belt, Mr. Hornung became an Assistant Instructor, apprenticing and continuing to train under Master Kenvin and Mrs. Carol Kenvin, 4th Degree Black Belt.
Mr. Hornung was awarded the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt in June of 1998 and became a full Instructor. While continuing to train under Master Kenvin, he began teaching students of his own.
After moving from southern New Jersey to New Hampshire in August of 1999, Mr. Hornung soon opened the Kenvin Form Martial Arts Academy and began accepting students. Mr. Hornung founded and operated the school from its inception as a Christian ministry.
Upon completing the necessary rank requirements, Mr. Hornung was awarded the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt in June of 2003.
Mr. Hornung was awarded the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in September of 2008 and is a candidate for Master Instructor rank.
In addition to Kenvin Form Tae Kwon Do, Mr. Hornung has five years’ experience in Aikido, training directly under Sensei Yukio Utada, 7th Degree Black Belt, in Philadelphia in the original Yoshinkan style of Aikido. Mr. Hornung has also studied Aikijitsu, Jiu Jitsu for many years.
While in college, Mr. Hornung was president of the Aikido/Jiu Jitsu Grappling Club and began teaching those arts, in addition to teaching a number of Women’s Self Defense and Rape Aggression Defense courses on campus at the request of the student government, faculty and administration. Mr. Hornung has taught Women’s Basic Self Defense courses many times over the years. Mr. Hornung has also been a guest speaker at youth group events, driving schools, churches and has been featured on local radio, speaking on various self-defense topics and issues, women’s self-defense, child protection and martial arts in general.
Mr. Hornung teaches a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) style curriculum, combining traditional Tae Kwon Do with Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, and Aikijitsu. All aspect personal defense is taught—standing, clinch, and ground fighting. The curriculum features striking techniques, escapes, submissions, joint locks and controls, throws, sweeps and other techniques, with an emphasis on proper position, technique, balance and leverage instead of simple strength vs. strength. Mr. Hornung also developed a teaching approach called “Training the Brain” which emphasizes the building of awareness and providing specific tools and teaching for understanding types of violence, types of predators, predator tactics, reading people and environments, and appropriate approaches for threat detection, avoidance, and evasion.
In addition to teaching and continuing to train in the martial arts, Mr. Hornung has many other interests and hobbies. Mr. Hornung and his family have had a passion for homeless ministry work for a number of years, and have served at the Nashua Rescue Mission in Nashua, NH, the Dream Center in Buffalo, NY, and Roland’s House in San Antonio, TX.
Mr. Hornung is also trained in and enjoys studying and practicing Shiatsu, which is a form of Japanese massage that has many health benefits.
Mr. Hornung enjoys weightlifting training and works out every weekday. Mr. Hornung enjoys cooking and fine dining, family time, and exploring the state of Texas, looking for the best barbecue. He also loves reading books and averages several books a month, usually indulging his love of historical studies, Christian topics, and the occasional science fiction distraction.
In 2017 Mr. Hornung began teaching in Georgetown, Texas after relocating with his family. The New Hampshire academy continues to operate under the guidance of Mr. Brian Curtis, senior instructor.
Mr. Hornung and his family attend Celebration Church in Georgetown, TX. Mr. Hornung is a member of the Campus Support team, providing security and first responder services for the church, its leaders, and attendees. Mr. Hornung and his wife are involved in church small groups as well.
Mr. Hornung has been trained in ADD (Avoid, Deny, Defend) and CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events).
Mr. Hornung is certified in First Aid/CPR/AED by the American Red Cross.