"To every move, principle, concept and theory, there is an opposite and a reverse."
of motion are the essence of American kenpo. They set it apart
from all other fighting systems. Mr Parker said " there's a difference
between a concept, a theory and a principle. A concept is an idea.
A theory is an idea that's still speculative. And a principle is a
theory that has been proven"
American kenpo's principles have evolved; and are still evolving, much like other branches of science or art. American kenpo is progressive. It improves over time, unlike many traditional Asian fighting systems. Kenpo is more innovative than other martial arts, "It moves with a person's body and is so versatile that it teaches you how to fight in a phone booth or on a football field. What's more, both hands move at the same time, and the art flows from one point to the other.
Kenpo applies to our present time and situation. Kenpo is tailored to the individual, "As Ed Parker always said, we make the suit to fit you. We don't have a standard suit that we make everybody wear, and as a consequence, we can all find our own little niche in the art. Women don't have to be really strong to succeed in kenpo, and men don't need great flexibility. The art is tailored to you.
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