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Ed Parker's American Kenpo Karate

   American Kenpo or Kenpo Karate is a system of martial arts created by Ed Parker, characterized by the use of quick moves in rapid-fire succession intended to overwhelm an opponent. It is largely marketed as a self-defense system, and is … see full wiki

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review by . May 25, 2010
   My daughter, a few years back, thought it would be fun to try something new.  We were by a local playground and saw a karate studio that advertised a free 3 class trial with purchase of a uniform for only $19.95.      We thought that it would be good for her to try it and if she liked it, we would make a decision about whether or not to continue with classes.  She loved it and she did it an went on for 3 years to achieve the "little dragon" white …
review by . May 18, 2010
   A local practice in an area where I live is the American Kenpo karate style as originated by Ed Parker.        I find that this style is not recognized in a lot of karate circles, nor am I able to find it being certified.      Should one continue on the cash cow of karate when it's not nationally recognized?      It's great exercise and it's good for self-defense, but, to what end?  Has anyone heard …
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