Sean Kelley began studying the martial arts in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1975, learning Moo Duk Kwan. He earned his black belt in the style in May of 1983. In 1978, his Moo Duk Kwan instructor, Francisco Conde introduced him to Mr. Ed Parker.
He moved to the West Palm Beach region of Florida and began searching for a Parker Kenpo school, but found none. Instead, he contacted Mr. Parker and brought him out for seminars. In 1985, when he opened his own school in Greenacres, Florida, it was a Kenpo school.
In 1992, Mr. Kelley became a student of Lee Wedlake, Jr. of Fort Myers, FL. Since this time, they have been partners in promoting camps, seminars, and bringing in the top names in Kenpo: Mr. Richard Planas, Mr. Tom Kelly, Mr. Frank Trejo, Mr. Gil Hibben, Mr. Wedlake, Mr. David Hebler, Bill Wallace, and special guests like Mr. Ed Parker, Jr.
Mr. Kelley has done a monthly radio program from 1994 until 1996 on WLVS (AM 1380) called "For Your Information" in which safety and crime prevention issues were discussed.
Currently, Mr. Kelley is involved in a project with Mr. David Stanley, and Mr. David Hebler called TCB Kenpo Karate Alliance. The idea is based on how two people from totally different backgrounds became united in their study and love for Kenpo.
He is also a member of the Guardian Angels, an organization whose mission is to develop role models through volunteer safety patrols and education to improve the quality of life in communities around the world. to accomplish this, the train diverse groups of volunteers coming from all walks of life to be effective as visual deterrents to crime through safety patrols. Our emphasis is on coordinating a wide variety of community-based programs that address the ongoing issues of violence, crime, drugs, and gangs.