What Is Kenpo?

The martial art of Kenpo Karate has its origins in China and was brought west by Chinese and Okinawan people who immigrated to Hawaii. Born in Honolulu, our Senior Grandmaster Mr. Edmund K. Parker learned Kenpo Karate as a young man. In 1963, Mr. Parker published his book “Secrets of Chinese Karate” which traced the roots of the Ed Parker Kenpo Karate System back to the monk Tamo of the Shaolin Monastery around 515 A.D.. During the course of his life Mr. Parker developed and evolved his art into the practical form of self defense that we have today.

Core Curriculum

The study of Kenpo Karate is mainly comprised of four complementary components
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