The study of Martial Arts has fascinated people through the
ages with movements that can be as graceful as ballet while integrating
the power and effectiveness of striking and kicking techniques. Modern
times call for a self-defense system that is not stuck in outdated
tradition. At Aurora Martial Arts, we teach America's modern system of
Karate. American Kenpo teaches practical self defense skills that make
you more capable of protecting yourself and your family. Like many
American innovations, Kenpo Karate was created to empower the
individual. Our goal is to develop the students' personal style so they
can reach their greatest potential. We offer well-balanced programs for
adults, teens and children that emphasize the development of focus,
concentration, respect, self-esteem, fitness and coordination in a
safe, positive and fun environment.
(Kenpo - Law of the
Fist, Karate - Empty Hand)
The "Ed Parker System of Kenpo", also known as American Kenpo, is one
of the most comprehensive and contemporary systems taught today. Ed
Parker was considered a pioneer in the martial arts field. Unafraid to
make changes and enhancements to the martial arts, he literally
disassembled, analyzed, and rebuilt a martial art to fit today's
Kenpo's emphasis is on practical self-defense. Kenpo blends
kicks and punches found in many Japanese systems, with circular
movements of re-direction and countering that are common in Chinese
Kung Fu. It also uses Escrima concepts in teaching weapon use and
defense, while taking from both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and small-circle
Jiu-Jitsu those elements needed to round out the practitioner's skills.
This allows the Kenpo practitioner to choose appropriate responses for
Kenpo's emphasis is on speed of action and accuracy over pure power.
The System is based on Logic and practicality, utilizing a rapid
succession of strikes in a logical sequential order, gaining the
maximum effect with minimum effort. By combining the use of hard and
soft movements, Kenpo is ideal for children, teens, woman and men of
all shapes, sizes and fitness levels.