Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
On January 14th, 1973, Elvis made history at the Honolulu International Center, now the Neal S. Blaisdell Center, as the first solo entertainer to broadcast live via satellite. More than 1 billion people in 40 countries tuned in to the Aloha from Hawaii concert. Remarkably, audience members paid no set ticket fee. Instead, they donated whatever they could, with proceeds going to a local cancer fund honoring one of Hawaii's own stars, Kui Lee.
Today, near the parking lot of the Blaisdell Center, stands a life-size bronze statue of Presley complete with a studded jumpsuit, a microphone and an acoustic guitar sporting the IKKA patch.
Visitors usually find the statue draped in a fresh flower lei.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
When thinking about the history and development of Mr. Parker's kenpo one must not leave out the influence of Mr. Haumea "Tiny" Lefiti.
Born in Hawaii, of Samoan lineage, in 1930 Mr. Lefiti was one of the early masters of the Polynesian martial art Limalama. (Mr. Lefiti also studied kung fu from Master Ark Yuey Wong.)
Mr. Parker practiced with and learned from Mr. Lefiti.
Dr. Ron Chapel has even said Mr. Lefiti was "The man who inspired Ed Parker Sr. how to move."
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Martial Intellect is a collection of martial arts articles written by self-defense and personal protection expert Michael Miller covering a variety of topics including the anatomy of speed, the science of street survival, the realities of gun and knife defense, the ultimate martial arts style, the black belt, the importance of multiple strikes, kung-fu animals vs. Kenpo animals, a solid base vs. constant movement, American Kenpo’s Chinese elements, American Kenpo knife combat revealed, martial arts forms, finger strikes, the circle and the line, the value of private lessons, time – the fourth dimension, and much more. Many of the articles contained within this book were published in Black Belt or Inside Kung-Fu magazines from 2004 – 2008, others were accepted for publication in Inside Kung-Fu but were never published due to the magazine going out of print, and some are brand new articles written specifically for this book including an exclusive interview article with UFC Hall of Famer Dan “The Beast” Severn. Michael Miller holds a 5th degree black belt in Ed Parker’s American Kenpo and is an international instructor having taught seminars throughout the United States and Germany. He runs his full-time studio, Miller’s Kenpo Karate Dojo, in Bradford, PA. He was an undefeated amateur boxer in college, wrestled for eight years (5th grade – 12th), and coached wrestling at the Jr. High level for four years. He has cross-trained in Joe Lewis Fighting Systems (directly under Joe Lewis), Superfoot System (directly under Bill Wallace), Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (under three different lineages), Modern Arnis, Judo, Wing Chun, Krav Maga, and Chin-na. He is the co-founder of Stomp the Bullying, Inc. and his school is the East Coast Headquarters for the program. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh in writing with a minor in sociology and is the author of the Legends of Kenpo biography series.
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Sunday, August 22, 2021
(from Mr. Rich Hale's Facebook page April 14th, 2021)
In my opinion, many people are overly concerned with learning Kenpo (techniques, sets, and forms, etc.) and under-concerned with physical training. Techniques, sets, and forms are part of the equation, but only part. Equally important is getting in shape and staying in shape.