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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.

 

Kenpo Karate Blue Belt Requirements

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Encounter with Danger

Encounter with Danger

Encounter with Danger This self defense technique is found in the green belt rank, it is a technique against a front two hand push. This...
Kenpo Kaarate Third Degree Brown Belt 

Third Degree Brown Belt Kenpo Karate

In the Third Degree Brown Belt of the American Kenpo Karate system, you should know all your strikes, blocks, kicks and punches. Herer Glancing...
How to do a Straight Heel Palm Strike

How to do a Straight Heel Palm Strike

Straight Heel Palm Strike This is the Heel of Palm Strike found in many martial arts. In Kenpo Karate you will it in several self-defense...
Inward Hand Sword

Inward Hand Sword in Kenpo Karate

Inward Hand Sword The Inward Hand Sword is one of the most used strikes in American Kenpo Karate. The main target is the front, side...
Attention Stance in Kenpo Karate

Attention Stance in Kenpo Karate

Attention Stance This is disciplinary stance to receive instruction. Feet are together, hands on the side, back straight are you weight is distributed equally on...
One Leg Stance

One Leg Stance in Kenpo Karate

One leg stance is considered useless by some, but we can find it in forms and also in self defense techniques such as "Leaping...
This is Grand Master Frank Trejo

Grand Master Frank Trejo

GM Frank Trejo Grandmaster Frank Trejo, who passed away was one of the direct students of the Senior Grand Master and founder of the American...
Tripping Arrow Kenpo Karate Self Defense Technique

Tripping Arrow Kenpo Karate Self Defense Technique

Tripping Arrow Tripping Arrow is a Self Defense Technique found in the Kenpo Karate Blue Belt rank, this is a technique against a Front bear hug...
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....