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EDMUND K. PARKER, SR.
10TH DAN, KENPO
FOUNDER, AMERICAN KENPO
1931-1990

 

Artwork by Ed Parker Jr. 2001
Used with permission.

 

WHAT IS KENPO?

     Karate Connection Chinese Kenpo is a self-defense oriented martial art known for its quick, decisive response to attacks. Most noted for blitzing power and speed, there is much more to the art than what appears on the surface.

Kenpo is:

     -Circular and linear in its movement.

     -Hard and soft in its response.

     -Direct and evasive in its approach.

     -Rigid and flexible in its method.

     -Scientific and artistic in its nature.

     -A thinking person's art.

Why does Kenpo work?

     -Kenpo engages opponents on multiple levels at multiple ranges
       using multiple natural weapons.

     -Kenpo uses the body reaction of the opponent to gain and maintain
       control of a situation, but not in a set way. The Kenpo practitioner
       develops the ability to blend and borrow among numerous
       techniques allowing virtually countless responses to an attackers
       movements.

     -Kenpo allows the defender to choose the amount of force
       necessary to resolve the conflict.

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