Kenpo Kards are a revolutionary, new training aid. They were
painstakingly designed to be useful to practitioners of
all age levels and all skill levels. Their beautiful, professional,
and simple design often overshadows their in-depth and
versitile nature - while at the same time, slowly giving
up their hidden secrets - for those who wish to spend the
time finding them.
Kenpo Kards were compiled from the teachings of
the late Sr. Grand Master, Ed Parker, father of American
Karate, and beautifully illustrated by his son, world renowned
artist Ed Parker Jr. - these cards are a must!
Keep collecting for the entire set of these amazing
cards! They may be purchased in Tech Paks (randomly
sorted groups of 15 kards), Tech Deks (3 deks of
60 kards - each not randomly sorted), or the entire Tech Set (all
techniques in the system - not randomly sorted).
Prices are available for both the wholesale and
This first round of kards are destined to be the
most revolutionary and valuable tool in the learning
and teaching process of Kenpo.
The front of the Kenpo Kards are designed to be not
only asthetically pleasing, but also easily and quickly
recognizable from a distance. These features give the
practitioner the luxury of placing the kards down, front
forward, while still being able to read and recognize
each kard at a reasonably far distance. This becomes
an invaluable asset when trying to perform your workout.
The front of the Kenpo Kards also allow the practitioner
to quickly recognize through symoblizm and visual
cues what needs to be performed - without needing
to read any text. This will aid practitioners that have
limited eye sight.
The back of the Kenpo Kards are designed to be a combination
of text and Graphic User Interface. Research has shown
that the human mind reads graphic images or symbols faster
than reading text. This not only aids the practitioner
or instructor in quick sorting and grouping, but also
gives the practitioner new ways of looking at and new
tools for mining information out of their material.
One can think of the backs of the kards as a digest
of informatoin about the material represented on that card.
A complete breakdown of how to use the Kards are in
"The official EPAKS Guide to the Kenpo Kards".
Kenpo Kards are specifically designed to allow the
practitioner to explore new ways of traing and learning
the kenpo system. What we present here are just some
examples of the many ways Kenpo Kards can be used to aid
the practitioner in not only expanding their kenpo
knowledge, but also expanding their training regiment.
We feel there is nothing like them in the martial
arts industry today. We hope you enjoy using
them as much as we enjoyed designing them!
Instructors can design a single class or seminar,
an entire belt rank, or the entire system around the kards.
Students can use the kards to explore new ways of perfecting
and optimizing their workouts.
Probably, the most generic way to use Kenpo Kards in a single
workout session is to pre-sort and group the kards into small,
easy to manage paks. Then, either line them up against a wall,
front facing forward - or, have someone call the techniques
out for you.
Sorting and grouping of the Kenpo Kards can be done in a large
number of ways - rank, attack, side, direction, family grouping,
etc... The possibilities are endless.
In general, the front of the Kenpo Kards are more useful when the
practitioner needs to view the kards from a distance.
While, the back of the Kenpo Kards are more useful for close-up viewing,
sorting, and learning.
Kenpo Kards is a classic story of filling needs and ingenuity.
We in EPAKS have felt that there has always been
a need to better serve one of the largest groups
of people in the Kenpo industy - the younger practitioner.
American Kenpo has always catered mainly to the adult audience,
but has always expected the younger crowd to learn
and get excited about Kenpo, in the same ways as the adults.
Even, all the Kenpo literature was targeted strictly for adults.
We in EPAKS have also felt that since the passing
of Ed Parker Sr., there has been a serious lack of
information dissemination and innovation with American
Kenpo - An art known and respected for its innovative and thought
provoking ingenuity. Now a days, people have to rely
mainly upon “the seniors” and seminars to
get any in-depth information about American Kenpo.
Along with the above needs, we also had a vision
of simplifying, energizing, and revolutionizing the
design and execution of workout sessions. We felt
that the old standard of trying to remember, find, and execute
a technique of a specific type, description, attack,
family grouping, etc. from across the room was far too inefficient
and time consuming. One usually had to hunt lists
of required techniques to find the ones they were interested
in performing. And, hopefully, just hopefully, you
could scan the lists and find them all - while simultaneously executing
them one at a time.
The answer to all these problems and more - Kenpo
Kards. This totally revolutionary concept is intended
to add a breath of fresh air, thought, and excitement
to practitioners of Kenpo – of all ages and skill
levels. It is our hope that you will find that the more
that you use and study the kards, the more you will find
yourself wanting to use and study the kards. So, please
take the time to learn more information about Kenpo Kards
and how to use them. And, we are sure you will come to
the same conclusion as we have – Kenpo Kards change
the way you see and practice your Kenpo – forever!
We sincerely invite you to take the time to let us
know what you think about the kards, the new ways
you have found to use them, and what you have learned
from the kards. Also, feel free to give us any suggestions
or ideas you may have about the kards.
Finally, we in EPAKS intend for this to only be the
first chapter of a new book in the continuing story
of American Kenpo. A new book coming from the current
generation of innovators, thinkers, and practitioners – but
intended for all past, current, and future generations
of all ages, talents, and levels.
This continuing story is one that we hope has brought
a smile to Mr. Parker’s face – wherever he may be …