American Kenpo Karate
Schoon Sensei and Master Parker, 1987
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
American Kenpo Karate is an innovative system of martial arts created by Ed Parker. Its movements come largely from Chinese Shaolin style and other styles such as Judo, Jiu Jitsu and boxing. Kenpo contains linear and circular movements, locks, and takedowns. Master Parker believed that students should “tailor” or alter techniques to suit their own method of fighting skills. Using scientific principles, he codified a method of teaching to help demystify the study of martial arts.
Mr. Planas and Marcus Schoon at Kenpo College, Doyle's Kenpo Karate Mentor, OH in March 2019.