American Kenpo Karate is a complete modern martial art system based on economy of motion. Students are taught to utilize their whole bodies when defending a threat to their personal safety. Using a blend of both linear and circular combatives students are taught to create a “flow of action” designed to overwhelm any attacker.
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.
—Ed Parker – March, 1957