At Puerto Rico Kenpo Karate Studios, Inc. we have devoted ourselves in teaching American Kenpo as Ed Parker has defined in his book series Infinite Insights into Kenpo. There, Mr. Parker provides a defined guideline of techniques, forms and sets for each belt level.
Click on the appropiate belt on the list to the left to see a detailed view of each belt requirement.
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
About The Creed
"The above Creed has become an accepted Code for many Martial Artists. Authored by Ed Parker in March of 1957, it denotes the Martial Artist's way of life in today's environment. Time inevitably alters attitudes and convictions. Therefore, in reanalyzing the Creed, the use of the words right or wrong leaves no margin for clemency, but to defend's one's self. A matter of life or death means strict adherence to survival in protecting loved ones or self even if it means death to the adversary should no alternative be left. Principles must be upheld and protected, for without them the very core and soul of man is valueless. Honor motivates a Martial Artist to action because it gives him dignity. Empty hands (as well as other body weapons) are the substitutes that a Martial Artist uses in place of man made weapons to sustain his honor. Discipline developed through training without weapons implants justice and discretion when applying the Martial Artist. Thus the above Creed acts as a regulatory guide in aiding the Martial Artist in developing a keen sense of justice."*
*Reference: Ed Parker's Infinite Insights into Kenpo, by Edmund Parker
CLICK HERE for a PDF copy of the American Kenpo Creed in both english and spanish.
OPRIMA AQUI para una copia en formato PDF del credo de American Kenpo.