Kenpo Karate, taught at Elicker's Kenpo Karate Academy, is based on the teachings
of Ed Parker.
Edmund K. Parker (10th degree black belt) is the undisputed "Father"
of American Karate. He was a native of Honolulu, Hawaii. He realized the need for new innovations to combat modern day methods
of fighting. To fulfill this need, he developed revolutionary concepts, theories, and principles that are practical - not
classical. Because of this, his innovative concepts and ideas have greatly enhanced the Martial Arts in the United States
and throughout the world. Through 40 years of experience, he built his system on principles of motion that included "Opposite
and Reverse Motion", "Focus" and the use of Logic. But more importantly, he realized that no two people are
alike and his system was to be tailored to the individual.