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American Kenpo: The Winter Warrior’s Guide to Self-Defense Amidst Snow, Ice, and Bulky Clothing

As winter casts its chilly blanket over the landscape, those of us dedicated to personal safety and self-defense face unique challenges. This season, while picturesque with its snow-clad trees and glistening icicles, brings with it a set of conditions that can complicate even the most well-rehearsed self-defense strategies. Practitioners of martial arts, particularly those trained […]

Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast

The phrase “slow is smooth, smooth is fast” is a martial arts adage derived from the Navy SEALs, that emphasizes the importance of accuracy, precision, and relaxation over speed. It is often used to describe the need to focus on the fundamentals and to avoid rushing, even when under pressure. In the branch of American […]

Principles and Basics of American Kenpo Karate

American Kenpo Karate is a self-defense system that was developed in the United States by Ed Parker in the early 1950s. It is a hybrid martial art that combines elements of Okinawan karate, Chinese kung fu, and Western boxing. The principles of American Kenpo are based on the following: American Kenpo is a comprehensive and […]