James Mitose (1916-1981) was a Japanese American martial artist who brought the art of Kenpo to the United States starting in 1936. Many Kenpo teachers trace their lineage to him.

William Chow (1914-1987) was instrumental in the development of the martial arts in the United States, specifically the family of styles referred to as kenpo/kempo

Ed Parker (1931-1990) was one of the legends of martial arts.  He is the father of "American Kenpo" and is regarded as one of the original pioneers of traditional eastern martial arts in the US.

What is the first mixed stand-up martial art?   American Kenpo Karate. 

After the untimely death of its founder, Ed Parker, the knowledge of Kenpo was scattered among a few key individuals, many of which have in turn have passed away or retired. There are not many of the originals left who understand its devastating true nature to street fighting and comprehensive approach to motion science.   

Fortunately for residents in Ocean City New Jersey, Authentic Kenpo Karate is now being offered.   The techniques are taught true to the original and intended way - functional, street combative techniques, designed for modern day quick draw fighting and self-defense.

If belts and promotions aren't your thing, its ok - the principles and concepts of Kenpo can still be learned without the formality. If you prefer the more traditional approach, and you want to achieve formal belt rank in the art, the way Ed Parker intended, this can be accommodated also. Porgrams are tailored to fit your needs.

James Mitose (1916-1981) was a Japanese American martial artist who brought the art of Kenpo to the United States starting in 1936. Many Kenpo teachers trace their lineage to him.

William Chow (1914-1987) was instrumental in the development of the martial arts in the United States, specifically the family of styles referred to as kenpo/kempo.

Ed Parker (1931-1990) was one of the legends of martial arts. He is the father of "American Kenpo" and is regarded as one of the original pioneers of traditional eastern martial arts in the US.

Larry Tatum was an early student of Ed Parker and is one of the foremost authorities on authentic Kenpo Karate. Larry is known for his devastating speed and power, and his knowledge of the art is unparalleled.  Larry promoted Scott to 5th Degree Black Belt in 2018.     

Personal, private and semi-private training available by appointment. No contract, affordable princing, pay as you go.

Very limited slots available, so book now and become a modern-day warrior.

Kenpo Motion Science, the Force Field of Destruction Year 2021

Scott "Scottie" Gehring, Walking AK-47, 5th Degree Blackbelt, Year 2019

Ed Parker, The Alphabet of Motion, Year 1974

EPOC Martial Arts Kenpo Lineage and Major Influences
   

Interested in Kenpo?   Why don't you give it a try?  Contact today for affordable pricing.

  

Scott Gehring Demostration, Kenpo, The Art of Continuous Pressure, Year 2014

Kenpo, the Motion Science of Combat
For self-defense, nothing else comes close

"With Kenpo, no gym machines are necessary.
Your body is the machine"

~ Larry Tatum