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American Kenpo Karate

 

Schoon Sensei and Master Parker, 1987


I come to you with only Karate, Empty Hands.  I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles, or my honor, should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong, then here are my weapons, Karate, my Empty Hands."   Ed Parker

 

 

 

 
 

American Kenpo Karate is an innovative system of martial arts created by Ed Parker. Its movements come largely from Chinese Shaolin style and other styles such as Judo, Jiu Jitsu and boxing. Kenpo contains linear and circular movements, locks, and takedowns. Master Parker believed that students should “tailor” or alter techniques to suit their own method of fighting skills. Using scientific principles, he codified a method of teaching to help demystify the study of martial arts.
 

 

 






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