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.
Grandmaster Parker died on December 15, 1990 at the young age of 59. But his teachings live on through karate schools like Elicker's Kenpo Karate Academy.