Kenpo Karate is one of the more recently founded schools of martial arts, but is recognized as one of the most powerful training regimens focusing on physical skill.
The origins of modern Kenpo Karate can be traced back to the 1940s, when James Mitose – A Great Grandmaster of Kosho-Ryu Kenpo – began teaching in Hawaii.
Mitose’s fighting style would later develop into Jiu-Jitsu, but while he was in Hawaii, Mitose taught William Chow, who took the lessons fro Mitose’s art and melded them with his Chinese Kung Fu background.
Under Chow, Ed Parker studied these techniques and when he earned his black belt, he began to develop what is recognized today as modern Kenpo Karate-do.
Parker understood that knowledge, much like people and art, must adapt to a changing world, and brought Kenpo Karate Do through many evolutions and iterations during his lifetime…
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