Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Kenpo Karate Concepts in Motion by Master Ed Parker

A great video on how to use the concepts of Kenpo while being fluid. Explained by the American Father of Kenpo Ed Parker himself!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Hanging and Displaying My Kenpo Belts

I am always looking for ways to hang my belts without being overly gaudy. My teacher always hung them on nails that were just stuck in the wall. This worked well when I had lots of wall space. But my current room has pictures and other items so hanging them on the wall in that manner is not ideal. So I asked around to see what other people were doing to display their rank belts. My buddy John recommended I looked around their site and it seems to be nice.

So what I plan on doing is collecting all my old rank belts from all the styles I studied and plan on ordering 3 different wall displays since I have 3 different styles I trained in.

Here is one of them that I plan on ordering:

It looks nice and it will fit all 8 of my belts. I have a shelf that I plan on putting it on.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

An Over-all Introduction to Kenpo Karate

Kenpo martial arts is a type of fighting style, the foundation which could be traced in Japan and India. It's thought these techniques were first created in the 16th-century and was inspired from the localanimals. In those times, the animals were observed from the martial artists and a number of their protection methods, and their battling techniques were integrated in Chinese language martial arts and the conventional Japanese. Actually, Kenpo means 'legislation of the fist' and it's eventually a system of self-defense not approaching art or even a sport. Whilst the father of American Kenpo martial arts is Edmund Parker, the late Senior Grandmaster, launched Kenpo in The United States. The martial art was changed by him and many ideas; many maxims, ideas and new methods were incorporated by him in this martial art form. He gave named it Chinese language Kenpo, once the martial art was initially embraced by him, but later he began as American Kenpo martial arts. Nevertheless, the fundamental methods of American Kenpo and Chinese language would be the same. Actually, he usually advised and inspired his students to create new methods that were tailored to specific needs.  kenpo karate.

Friday, October 25, 2013

The First Kenpo Post

Hi everyone. This is my blog about Kenpo. I first started training in Kenpo about 14 years ago. This is one of my favorite styles. You have the fast hand strikes and quick low kicks that make this an effective self defense style.

So I will focus on kenpo for this blog. A lot of how to videos and general information.