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Protected: The Amelia Earhart of Taekwon-Do

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The Origin of Kenpo Karate

by Will Tracy 33/8/97 (revised 1/11/98) (second revision 8/8/99) Kenpo is a Japanese unarmed fighting art that was brought from China to Japan about 700 years ago by the Yoshida Clan and was quickly adopted by the Komatsu Clan. The … Continue reading

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Kenpo Karate Setting History Right 1962-1964

by Will Tracy 3/8/97 (revised 1/11/98) (second revision 8/8/99) (updated 06/16/2009) The period between 1962 and 1964 saw more visible changes in Kenpo than any other time. Not only did brown tips go to the colored belt system that has … Continue reading

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Kenpo Karate Setting History Right 1960-1962

by Will Tracy 3/8/97 (revised 1/11/98) (second revision 8/8/99) Ed Parker kept his promise to Professor Chow and opened another school about twenty miles south of Pasadena in early 1960, but it was a complete failure, and closed before April … Continue reading

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Kenpo Karate – Setting History Right 1954-1956

by Will Tracy 3/8/97 (revised 1/11/98) (second revision 8/8/99) Professor Chow promoted Ed Parker to brown belt before Ed returned to Brigham Young University in the fall of 1954. Ed’s three years in the Coast Guard made him eligible for … Continue reading

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Kenpo Karate – Setting History Right 1949-1954

by Will Tracy 3/8/97 (revised 1/11/98) (second revision 8/8/99) Kenpo Karate today owes its very existence to Ed Parker, as it was Ed Parker who brought Kenpo Karate to the mainland from Hawaii and made it world famous. Ed Parker … Continue reading

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