Lessons

 

 

What to wear if starting:

- Boots/shoes with a small heel are not
permitted
- Tracksuit bottoms or cotton trousers.
If ,after a few lessons ,your child shows a continuing interest in Kenpo, then you can purchase a proper suit and safety equipment from the various Instructors as we believe "safety is first".


WHAT IS KENPO KARATE?

Kenpo is a dynamic and extremely effective martial art that is perfectly suited not only for use as a method of self-defence but also as a way of life that increases awareness in yourself and your environment.


Incorporated into Kenpo is the hard Japanese style of linear movement and the soft Chinese style of circular movement. For example, if you are attacked straight on, you counter by side stepping and use circular movements. If you are attacked in a circular move, you counter in straight linear movements.


KENPO CREED

I come to you with only “Karate”-empty hands. I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles or my honour; should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong; then here are my weapons-“KARATE”-my empty hands.



WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LEARNING KENPO?

Practice of Kenpo forms (Kata), self-defence techniques, and free style sparring (combination of boxing, and kicking) has several benefits.


KATA

-Develops and improves balance, coordination, and stamina.

-Develops an awareness of what your body can do.

-Develops and improves focus, determination, attention to detail, discipline, and precision.



SELF-DEFENSE TECHNIQUES

-Training and practice self-defence techniques teach you how to respond to physical conflict in close quarters, such as between parked cars, in a bar, or at the ATM. Training creates an awareness of your physical surroundings, and the confidence you need to handle any situation where you’ve come into harm’s way. You can feel confident in your ability to

-Avoid physical confrontations.

-If avoidance is not possible, surviving a life threatening attack.



FREE STYLE SPARRING

Unplanned, spontaneous use of hands and feet develops speed, eye-hand coordination and agility.
-Free Style Sparring prepares you for physical confrontation in an open, spacious environment, such as in a park, on the beach, or other open space.


WHY JOIN?

Kenpo karate offers a very practical form of self-defence, and is a great way of improving fitness levels, self-confidence co-ordination, flexibility and overall heath all while learning an indispensable skill.

We are dedicated to providing a safe and family-oriented Martial Arts experience for students of all ages. Our mission is to foster self-improvement and personal development through focused training. We promote physical fitness and positive social interaction in a courteous and fun atmosphere. Our greatest responsibility is to instill in our students a sense of discipline and a code of ethics to inspire them to lead exemplary lives as leaders in the community.

Kenpo meaning “Law of the Fist” is a traditional fighting art with roots dating back to as far as 520 B.C.

Kenpo is a combination of ancient fighting techniques and modern scientific principals. An unending flow of motion that can overwhelm any attacker. Kenpo is a practical martial art. Every move creates a specific reaction in your opponent, each reaction leads you to your next move, every strike is a block, and every block is a strike. Each move flows into the next this logical and sequential flow of action is the essence of Kenpo.

Kenpo Karate is oriented toward street-wise self defence. It is a martial art based of a rapid succession of strikes in sequential flow, which involves taking advantage of every conceivable natural weapon during the execution of a technique. Kenpo Karate blends circular motions and evasive movements with linear kicks and punches. It is similar to most Karate styles in its training mechanisms.

Within Kenpo Karate, there exists a basic belt system consisting of

WHITE:

YELLOW:

ORANGE:

PURPLE:

BLUE:

GREEN:

BROWN (3LEVELS)

BLACK:

Different organizations have different belt systems.


BENEFITS OF OUR PROGRAM


SELF DEFENSE SKILLS:

INCREASE SELF CONFIDENCE:

IMPROVED HEALTH&FITNESS LEVELS:

IMPROVED CONCENTRATION:

STRESS REDUCTION:

INCREASED FLEXIBILITY:

INCREASED SELF ESTEEM:




 

Contact Us

Irish Kenpo,

Coolock Kenpo Karate Club
Scout Hall, Coolock Village,
Coolock,
Dublin 5
Michael - 087 674 9799
 
Ballinteer Kenpo Karate Academy
St. John's GAA Club,
Ballinteer,
Dublin 16
Nigel Byrne - 087 2352063
 
Kinsealy Kenpo Karate Club
Holywell Community Centre (Educate together school)
Kinsealy,
Dublin 17
Michael - 087 674 9799

 

Raheny Kenpo Karate Club
Grange Woodbine Club
Raheny Road,
Dublin 5
Edward Carey - 086 1754100


Email:
irishkenpo@hotmail.com

 

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