Tag: American Kenpo

GM Ed Parker Quote – Create!

August 24, 20130 Comments

Quote by Grandmaster Ed Parker, the founder and creator of American Kenpo Karate: “Traditionalists often study what is taught, not what there is to create.” Ed Parker was a pioneer in spreading Karate, and introducing other martial arts and martial arts masters (including the likes of Bruce Lee) to the American audience. GM Parker was […]

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Contemporary Martial Arts Quotes

August 24, 20130 Comments

Great quotes from teachers of contemporary / modern martial arts. Check out the quotes by clicking on each of the images below and share the wisdom of these teachers with your friends!  

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1964 International Karate Championships

December 22, 20120 Comments

The International Karate Championships, or the IKC, was the brainchild of Ed Parker – the founder of American Kenpo Karate. The inaugural event was in August of 1964 at the Long Beach Auditorium with thousands of spectators and over 850 contenders competing in various events. In addition, this event was attended by martial arts luminaries […]

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