American Kenpo Karate
Challenge yourself and find your inner warrior


American Kenpo Karate is a highly effective street martial art that prepares you for current, real-life scenarios. It gives you the tools to defend yourself and your loved ones from a variety of attacks like punches, kicks, grabs, chokes, multiple attackers and more. Kenpo Karate uses multiple strikes in rapid succession to overwhelm and turn the tables on an attacker. American Kenpo Karate was designed to dispose of potential threats in the quickest way possible, using a variety of hand and foot weapons. By training in karate, you will increase your:

  • Self-confidence
  • Discipline
  • Power & Striking Ability
  • Athleticism
  • Balance
  • Teaching Skills

Our classes are taught by some of the most experienced Black Belts in the country, several of whom are current members of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. The Black Belts who teach our classes average more than 25 years of teaching experience!

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History of American Kenpo Karate

American Kenpo Karate was developed by Ed Parker in the late 1950’s and 1960’s. After studying other martial arts, he recognized that they didn’t adequately address the need for self-defense in the real world. In this new form, Parker incorporated linear movements like those commonly found in karate with circular movements similar to those in kung fu.

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