Long Island Kenpo Karate

American Kenpo Karate is a modern self-defense art, which is characterized by the use of quick moves in rapid-fire succession.  Created by late Grand Master Ed Parker he styled a realistic method of self-defense, using all our weapons, like hands, fingers, elbows, knees and feet in ways that anyone can perform. It emphasizes speed, power, agility and accuracy, but requires no special strength or abilities. The multitude of fast strikes has a dual purpose. The strikes may overwhelm an opponent but more importantly, the various strikes demonstrate to the practitioner that there are many options should the technique not work as planned. Kenpo movements will help develop better coordination, increased strength and flexibility. Do not be discouraged by your age, body condition, or gender. American Kenpo’s biggest strength is its accessibility to everyone.


Kenpo 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.



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