Sherblom's University of Kenpo

Ed Parker's Kenpo

Why is it called the University of Kenpo? Simply put, Kenpo as designed by Ed Parker is more than a Martial art it is an education. Mr. Parker considered his schools a studio, a place of creativity; Universities are inherently a place of logical thought and creativity coupled with sound doctrines of instruction, research & individual examination. By definition that is Ed Parker’s Kenpo.
When looking at Kenpo I have a succinct educational analogy. Elementary School or beginner lever belts (WHITE, YELLOW, ORANGE), Middle School or intimidate level belts (PURPLE, BLUE, GREEN), High School or advanced level belts (3rd BROWN, 2nd BROWN, 1st BROWN), and College level belts (BLACK 1st degree- 9th). Black Belts can be divided even more just as any school of higher education would be with time-in grade being the course work within each degree. Bachelors Degree (1st BLACK-Junior Instructor, 2nd BLACK- Associate Instructor, 3rd BLACK- Head Instructor), Master’s Degree (4th BLACK- Senior Instructor, 5th BLACK- Associate Professor, 6th BLACK- Professor) PHD Degree (Doctor of Philosophy) (7th BLACK- Senior Professor, 8th BLACK- Associate Master of the Arts, 9th BLACK- Master of the Arts), and 10th BLACK- Grand Master of the Arts.

March 17, 2012

March 17, 2012

[02/21/12]   "There are no pure styles of karate. Purity comes only when pure knuckles meet pure flesh, no matter who delivers or receives."
-Ed Parker

[02/14/12]   Decision

"there is a difference between people who can't make a decision and people who won't make a decision. Can't decide is related to lack of ability, training, or experience. Won't decide is related to selfishness and fragile ego: what is the best for Number one...them"

[01/31/12]   "To hear is to doubt, to see is to be deceived, but to feel is to believe."
-Ed Parker

[01/30/12]   Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.

- Chinese Proverb

[01/27/12]   The Ten Commandments of Prevention




4. Create the DESIRE to want to do something about it.

5. Have the CONVICTION to commence studying to prevent it.

6. Develop the WILL POWER to complete the studying.

7. KEEP-UP with the studying.

8. Periodically RE-EXAMINE present as well as new dangers.

9. Make CAUTION the key to your endeavors.

10. AVOID unnecessary and/or suspicious activities where danger lurks.

-ED Parker-Chapter 13, Infinite insights into Kenpo vol 1.

To understand the universal pattern, is to understand movement.

[01/25/12]   "The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others."
-Tyron Edwards

[01/24/12]   "A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."
-Ayn Rand


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