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Kenpo Karate

Kenpo Karate is Martial Art focused on Self Defense Techniques, is an American Martial Art founded in the United States by Edmund Parker, it is said is the art with the most self-defense techniques than any other Martial Art.

It has 10 Self Defense techniques in Yellow belt, 24 self-defense techniques in orange belt, 24 self-defense techniques in purple belt, 24 self-defense techniques in blue belt, 24 self-defense techniques in green belt, 24 self-defense techniques in first degree brown belt, then on second degree black belt is where you find extensions of the lower rank self-defense techniques.

It is a complex Martial Art where isolates groups of kicks, punches, strikes, stances in sets where the student has to study a group of specific moves. You will find stance set 1, stance set 2, blocking set 1, blocking set 2, finger set 1, finger set 2, kicking set 1, kicking set 2, striking set 1, striking set 2, and others.

It also has forms or katas which are unique in their organization because they start with 3 short forms, then 3 long forms and lastly advanced forms up to form 8.

 

Step Through Forward & Reverse in Kenpo

This is the first Foot Maneuver requirement in Kenpo Karate found in the white belt rank. This is a basic movement where the student...
Outward Back Knuckle Strike

Outward Back Knuckle Strike

Outward Back Knuckle Strike You will find this strike on some forms and a couple of Kenpo Sets. But you will find it in many...
Side Snap Kick

Side Snap Kick in Kenpo Karate

Side Snap Kick This is the Side Snap Kick in Kenpo Karate, is a kick you will find in other Martial Art styles but executed...
Obscure Elbow Strike

Obscure Elbow Strike in Kenpo Karate

Obscure Elbow Strike Any Obscure strike is executed to an area we cannot see but we have the understanding the strike will hit the target...

Forward Bow in Kenpo Karate

This is Forward Bow in Kenpo Karate, you will find this stance in many basic and intermediate forms. Not a stance to use it...

Delayed Sword Kenpo Karate Self Defense technique

Yellow Belt Delayed Sword Self Defense Delayed Sword, the first self-defense technique in the American Kenpo Karate System. A basic self-defense but very effective, learn...
Dian Tanaka

Dian Tanaka Doing Kenpo Karate Self Defense Techniques

Dian Tanaka Dian Tanaka was born in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to the San Francisco Bay area with her family at the age of 7....

Horizontal Finger Thrust in Kenpo Karate

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Inward Parry in Kenpo Karate

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The Upward Elbow Strike in Kenpo Karate

Upward Elbow Strike in Kenpo Karate

The upward elbow strike is a fulminating move that is found and is part of many martial arts. The elbow is a pointed bone...