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Ed Parker's American Kenpo is a style of martial arts characterized by the use of quick moves in rapid-fire succession intended to overwhelm an opponent.
It is largely marketed as a self-defense style, and is derived from traditional Southern Chinese kung fu and other martial arts found in the cultural melting pot of Hawaii.
Parker introduced significant modifications in his art, including its theories and its terminology, throughout his life. He left behind a large number of instructors who teach many different versions of American Kenpo.