Grandmaster Doreen DiRienzo Dublin 2016

Master John Ward of IKKA Kenpo International and Ward Kenpo Schools International, his student’s and colleges, organised a visit to Dublin from the first female Kenpo Karate 10th Degree Black Belt Grandmaster Doreen DiRienzo. Having been a student of Senior Grandmaster Ed Parker,  it was not surprising to find Grandmaster DiRienzo had that same infectious[…]

self defence vs self protection

  ” Attitude FIRST” An interesting quote? I think so, but you may be asking, “how does  ATTITUDE relate to self defence vs self protection and my martial art training?” If our attitude is poor then our actions will equally be as poor. So a strong and positive attitude should be our first and foremost consideration,[…]

The Three Stages of Learning

When we learn a new skill whether that be an American Kenpo based skill or just one from our everyday living we need to process the components required to become successful in using the skill. This will follow a set pattern of learning, in American Kenpo we term this as using “The Three Stages of[…]

Kenpo Technique Structure

When we talk about Kenpo Technique Structure you will have no doubt heard your instructor refer to, “the base technique”. This is a reference to a Kenpo technique structure learning point of origin where specific principles & concepts are contained. A technique is merely a collection of basic moves acting together as a vehicle allowing[…]