American Kenpo Karate

At WTK, we teach the Ed Parker American Kenpo (EPAK) system of Karate.

A fantastic complement to Tang Soo Do, American Kenpo offers a very tactical approach to self-defense offering students a great understanding into using fluid motions to evade, block, and counter a threat.

American Kenpo Karate is a versatile martial art that teaches the student in a comprehensive and scientific manner to defend himself or herself. The student learns to defend against many different types of attacks such as, kicks, punches, grabs, headlocks and bear hugs, to name a few. Advanced students learn to defend themselves against multiple attackers and attackers with weapons.

We offer certified rank for Beginners (White Belts) to Advanced (Black Belts and Beyond!). We have certified instructors and keep our classes at a manageable size so that each individual can grow in their art and succeed! We also offer private and private group classes.

"American Kenpo is a fierce self-defense based martial arts that has earned the nickname of... 'The Art of Never Backing Down'." -- Black Belt Magazine

Interesting Fact: In 1960, Elvis Presley attended a Kenpo demo and was so impressed that he said to Kenpo creator Ed Parker: "You seem to be a rebel in your field as I am in mine," being very impressed by the innovative methods Parker displayed and the fluid motions of the Art.

More On American Kenpo

American Kenpo is for those seeking specialized, advanced, and tactical self-defense instruction. This program is based on American Kenpo and Law Enforcement based self-defense best practices and is battle tested by Local, State, Tribal, and Federal Law Enforcement accross the country!


  • Fitness
  • Self-Defense
  • Forms
  • Sparring
  • Weaponry
  • Mental Strength
  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Respect & Self Control
  • Self-Discipline
  • Breaking
  • Much More!

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