Join this free martial arts wiki & community. Add info to wiki & help beginners with Shotokan Kata, Kicks, Punches, Grappling, Taekwondo Forms & Patterns, Aikido, Goju-Ryu, Krav Maga, Bo Staff, Judo, Kyokushin, etc. Fitness experts can help with Hojo Undo, Strength Training, Core Exercises, Warm-Ups, Balance, Stretching, etc. Meet your fellow martial artists by joining our Wiki Community.
American Kenpo - Hybrid Martial Arts
American Kenpo is a hybrid American martial arts that emphasizes rapid hand strikes. This martial arts also utilizes kicks, sets, blocks, forms, weapons, self-defense techniques, etc. American Kenpo is also known as Kenpo Karate and American Kempo. While American Kenpo uses techniques from many different martial arts, James Mitose's Kosho Shorei-Ryu Kenpo is seen as one of the major influences on or the predecessor to this martial arts.
Unfortunately, after the death of Ed Parker in 1990, American Kenpo broke into a number of competing organizations. This has led to a fragmentation of the style and some schools are promoting differing techniques and standards.
American Kenpo often uses colorful names (i.e. Snapping Twig) for self-defense techniques in order to help students remember these moves.
American Kenpo Forms - Instructions and/or videos
Well-Known American Kenpo Techniques - Instructions and/or videos
Snapping Twig Technique
New Posts on the Wiki Community
Highly Rated Posts on the Wiki Community
Holiday Gifts - Martial Arts Books from Amazon
At no extra cost to you, Black Belt Wiki makes a small commission if you buy products via these Amazon links. Your purchase helps keep this wiki free for all visitors. Thank you for your support!
Material on this wiki may not be copied or reproduced without the written approval of Black Belt Wiki.