| WHAT IS KENPO KARATE?
Kenpo Karate is a system of self defense that was brought from China
to Japan 700 years ago by the Yoshida clan. James Mitose learned the
family art in 1920 after being sent to Japan from Hawaii by his mother
Kiyoka Mitose. In 1937 he returned and started teaching what he called
kenpo-jiu jitsu. One of his top students William Chow opened his own
kenpo club and began to call it kenpo karate. Ed Parker who was a
student of Professor Chow in Hawaii opened up a school in California
and along with Kung fu Master James Woo created Traditional Kenpo.
The Tracy brothers studied kenpo under Ed Parker and his first black
belt James Ibrao. The Tracy brothers then opened up a chain of
schools around the United States teaching kenpo and dominated the
karate tournament scene in the 1960s. Tracy Kenpo schools led by
GrandMaster Al Tracy still teach the Traditional Kenpo taught by Ed
Parker. Gregory Mosley is a 9th degree black belt in Tracy Kenpo
Kenpo Karate is a system of self-defense based on the natural
movements of the body. The movements are quick and concise but
practical and effective. Students learn how to protect themselves
against punches,kicks,holds,pushs,locks,sticks,and multiple attackers.
Since kenpo uses the body reaction of a attacker to gain and maintain
control anyone can learn kenpo. You will learn how to blend
techniques together so that you will have the maximum number of
responses to a attack.