At Innovative Martial Arts Academy, we offer beginner and advanced American Kenpo Karate classes. Like all martial arts, American Kenpo Karate has its unique characteristics.
What Is American Kenpo Karate?
American Kenpo Karate is a form of martial art originating in the 1940s, based on various martial art techniques, including Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, and Judo. American Kenpo has been refined into a highly effective and unique form of martial arts focusing on defense and immobilizing an attacker efficiently.
American Kenpo Karate is a popular form of martial arts in America. It’s easy to see why, as it is a martial art that is a well-crafted form of self-defense as well as physical training and exercise.
What Is American Kenpo Karate’s Focus?
The main focus of American Kenpo Karate is self-defense. This martial art applies logic and practicality to effective, powerful movements. In fact, it is mainly categorized by strikes performed by all parts of the body. This martial art is divided into four sections:
- The basics
Students learn and progress through these sections, beginning with the basics and working up to sparring.
Each American Kenpo technique is taught in three phases: the ideal phase, the “what if” phase, and the formulation phase:
- The Ideal Phase: teaches students the fundamentals of every technique and how to use them in an ideal situation.
- The “What If” Phase: teaches students to react in an unforeseen situation.
- The Formulation Phase: teaches students the free form of American Kenpo that allows them to combine any technique and move to adapt to any situation.
What Does American Kenpo Karate Teach?
American Kenpo Karate is based on several kinds of martial art and combat forms, but the fighting style and philosophy of American Kenpo are truly unique. American Kenpo Karate teaches its students to learn and adapt from basic principles and techniques learned through the art.
Students of American Kenpo Karate are taught:
- to develop environmental awareness
- structural stability and balance
- movement flow and speed
The characteristics of American Kenpo Karate include:
- a series of kicks
- open hand, punches
- knee and elbow strikes
- throwing techniques
- joint locking techniques
- finger strikes
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At Innovative Martial Arts Academy, we’re all about FAMILY and FUN. Our Martial Arts training offers men, women, and children the opportunity to challenge their bodies and minds without the threat of injury and intimidation. Take on the best training in disciplines like Kenpo Karate, Kali, and Aikido and build your skills one day at a time with help of our dedicated instructors.
We are proud to serve families across Wake Forest, Wakefield, and the surrounding area with a rewarding experience that can set you or your child up for success in all aspects of life. If you’re interested in learning about our martial arts program, contact us at 919.562.4663, or visit our website.
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