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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.

 

Kenpo Karate Orange Belt Requirements Orange Belt is the first step into the core of self-defense. I remember it took me 1 year and a half to get to an orange belt, not because I did not want to test...
Gripping Talon Gripping Talon is a self-defense technique found in Blue Belt in the Ed Parker's American Kenpo Karate system. This technique is against a front left direct double wrist grab. Let's go over the steps: As you are being grabbed, step...
Kenpo Karate Brotherhood Many years ago when some of my friends and I decided to join a martial arts studio, we never thought it was going to be quite a journey. Our Kenpo Karate studio was one of those that...
Kicking Set 2 Here is one of the most important Kenpoists from Chile, Frank Vigoroux presenting Kicking Set 2. Born in Punta Arena, Chile, Francisco Vigoroux was the pioneer of American Kenpo Karate in North New Jersey, USA where he established...
Cross of Death Ed Parker's American Kenpo Karate Green Belt Techniques Cross Of Death. The attack is a front two hand cross choke. Its extension is a requirement for the third-degree black belt. Cross of Death step by step: As you...
Encounter with Danger This self-defense technique found in the green belt rank is against a front two hand push, this is not just an initial push like on previous self-defense techniques, on this one you are pushed hard and you...
Menacing Twirl Menacing Twirl is a self-defense technique found in the green belt of the American Kenpo Karate System. Here we have two versions, one the one for green belt and the second one with its extension for black belts. Let's...
Circling Destruction Circling Destruction is a green belt self-defense technique in American Kenpo Karate, it is against a front left step through punch. Circling Destruction step by step: As the punch comes in, do a right parry followed by a left parry...
Conquering Shield Conquering Shield is a Green Belt Kenpo Karate Self Defense Technique also found in the Third Degree Black Belt level with its extension. This is a technique against a left lapel grab. Conquering Shield Step by Step: As you...
The Back Breaker This technique is against a right step through punch, it is found in the green belt rank of American Kenpo Karate and it is also found in the Third-degree black belt with its extension. Back Breaker Step by...

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