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    Default What does Kenpo mean to you?

    What does Kenpo mean to you and your life?

    How has it changed your life since you began on your journey as a kenpoist?

    What about Kenpo drives you to continue to study and practice this great art for years on end?

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    When I first started studying Kenpo I was a scared, scrawny white boy that didn't have an ounce of confidence or a glimmer of hope had I needed to defend myself. I was inspired to take up the art by my father, who is a 4th degree black belt in Shotokan, and my mother, who is a first degree. My father taught me a little, but wanted me to learn from someone else. He said I would learn a lot better from an outside source, and he was right. There have been many times in my training while working on a difficult form where I have wanted to give up, but I have always stuck it out. At the very least, it has given me determination. To enhance my ability I have since taken up weight lifting, and transformed myself into a well muscled machine. I'm only a green belt, but my confidence is twice what it was when I first started. In short, I would be a totally different person without Kenpo.
    "Given enough time, any man may master the physical. With enough knowledge, any man may become wise. It is the true warrior who can master both....and surpass the result." - Tien T'ai
    "If you train very hard, you will be very good." - Remy Presas

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