Who is Dark Dragon Kenpo™?
We at Dark Dragon Kenpo™ Karate believe in the rapid response and quick disposal philosophy of Kenpo to include making the techniques familiar to the practitioner. Repetition is what allows the methods and movement to be implanted and available from the practitioner’s short term memory. Having the information in one’s short term memory is the key to having the technique work when it is needed. Familiarity is also a key to rapid learning, to rapid retention and to rapid response. Familiarity is developed thru the teaching of techniques that have similarities and build on and with basics and movements already practiced and learned.
4rd Degree Black Belt
3rd Degree Black Belt
1st Degree Black Belt
Scott Mosely 1st Degree Black Belt
Kelly Kenney 1st Degree Black Belt
Rocky Ratcliff 1st Degree Black Belt
Vince Freeman 1st Degree Black Belt
Steven Trevino 2nd Degree Black Belt
In Mememorium – RIP
Paul Livelli 5th Degree Black Belt
Psychologists will advise that humans have certain basic needs that must be met. Safety/security is one of those needs in the hierarchy of needs. Thus to fulfill, that as well as the need to have the information immediately available coupled with a lack of confusion, Dark Dragon Kenpo™ endeavors to teach techniques only and techniques that get the job done, quickly, efficiently with the least amount of confusion from which to draw the response. We teach the why’s so that the what if’s are answered. It is our belief that some techniques in Kenpo take too long to develop and can create confusion when a defender needs the technique the most. Thus we draw our techniques primarily from the Ed Parker American Kenpo system, from other strains of Kenpo as well as techniques unique to Dark Dragon Kenpo™.
The real world is where our techniques are derived and from real world experience. The founder of Dark Dragon Kenpo™ has 26 years of Law Enforcement experience in Florida from which to draw his opinions on what is taught in this version of Kenpo. If katas or forms are not important tools to you, if learning techniques that will work quickly and if having a limited amount of techniques that you can defend with and not have so many techniques that they fight you (as Mr. Parker expressed) then this is the style for you. The same techniques taught in our class will be in our distance learning/home study. Welcome to Dark Dragon Kenpo™.