Adult Kenpo Program

The Realities of Gun and Knife Defense

Most martial arts schools in the world, no matter what style, will teach some form of self-defense against a gun and a knife.  The problem is a lot of what is being taught is fantasy based, meaning that it’s not realistic.  In other words, it won’t work unless you got really lucky.  I don’t know …

Building Self-Confidence

Self-confidence is vital in our lives.  Our confidence in ourselves dictates how we walk, talk, and act.  It is an important element to our success in life.  Self-confidence deals with whether or not we believe in ourselves.  Do we believe we CAN accomplish the things we are out to accomplish, or do we have doubts …

The Ultimate Martial Art Style

One thing that has always been a controversy among martial artists is which style is superior to all others.  Style generally means discipline (what type of martial art).  For instance, there are different styles of Karate (Japanese and Okinawan), Kung-fu (Chinese), Tae Kwon Do (Korean), Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian and Japanese), Kenpo/Kempo (Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian, American), and …

The Perfect Weapon

The primary system I study and teach is Ed Parker’s American Kenpo, most commonly called American Kenpo.  There is only one American Kenpo and Parker created it.  Unfortunately, Mr. Parker passed away December 15, 1990—a time where his system of Kenpo was about to hit mainstream on screen. “The Perfect Weapon” had just been put …

Taking a Stand on Local Terrorism

This is an interview article I conducted with Guardian Angels’ founder Curtis Sliwa for Inside Kung-fu magazine.  They were about to publish it when they closed their magazine down for good.  Since it didn’t get published there I wanted to share it on my Web site.  It’s a great article about local terrorism and Mr. …

The System of American Kenpo

Note:  This is an explanation of the reality of American Kenpo–the system we teach and learn at Miller’s Kenpo Karate.  This is the description of what is taught to our adults–hence the reason it is in the adult program members section and storm team section.  The child programs are approached differently to stay age specific …