American Kenpo Karate
Black Dragon Karate & Self Defense offers American Kenpo Karate instruction as part of it's training curriculum.
American Kenpo or Kenpo Karate is a system of martial arts created by Ed Parker, characterized by the use of quick moves in rapid-fire succession intended to overwhelm an opponent. It is largely marketed as a self-defense system, and is derived from traditional Japanese martial art and other martial arts such as Southern Chinese kung fu found in the cultural melting pot of Hawaii.
Parker introduced significant modifications in his art, including principles, theories, and concepts of motion as well as terminology, throughout his life. He left behind a large number of instructors who teach many different versions of American Kenpo as Ed Parker died before he named a successor to his art.
Sensei Bill Nieves studies American Kenpo with the Kiai Kenpo Association under Shihan Gary Cox. Kiai Kenpo Association blends Parker and Tracy Kenpo Karate with Okinawa Karate, Chinese Arts and other disciplines. It is dedicated to propagating the spirit that Grandmaster Ed Parker put forth in looking for truth and realism in martial arts while maintaining the techniques and traditions established by multicultural masters of the past-with a streamlined approach to training.
American Kenpo Karate is an excellent karate system for anyone who wants to learn a martial art system developed for real life situations.
Edmund Parker - Founder of American Kenpo Karate
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