GM Larry Tatum and Salutation in his own words

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GM Larry Tatum and Salutation

Robbie St. Jean has shared this great video with the world of Kenpo Karate. Someone asked Gand Master Larry Tatum to explain the movement and hand gestures we make in our Kenpo Karate salutation and here is what he said.

I hope all of my kenpoists friends enjoy this as much as I did, thank you, Robbie, for sharing this.

The Kenpo Karate Creed

I come to you with only Karate, empty hands. I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles or my honor, should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong; then here are my weapons, Karate, my empty hands.

Authored by Edmund Parker.

Who is Grand Master Larry Tatum?

Larry Tatum began his study of Kenpo Karate in Pasadena, California in 1966, and has become one of this style’s most prominent figures. He trained with many of today’s most important kenpoists¬†learning directly from Ed. Parker, training with Jeff Speakman, Mohamad Tabatabai, John Sepulveda, Bob White, Frank Trejo, Huk Planas, Joe Palanzo and many more. He’s the head of one of the biggest Kenpo Karate organization in the world.¬†Recognized for his captivating seminars and articulate explanations of his art. Tatum enjoys a reputation as a gifted instructor and “teacher of Black Belts.” Visit his website to learn more about LTKKA