What is the first mixed upright martial art?

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 upright 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 it’s 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 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. We tailor our programs to fit your needs.

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

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

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.