I want you to always remember that Kenpo will always be the art of perpetual change. If you remember this then the art will never become obsolete. The ignorant refuse to study and the intelligent never stop.
– Ed Parker, Supreme Grand Master
American Kenpo Karate has been known for its overwhelmingly practical and effective self defense techniques. We arrive at that destination by way of three things. They are efficiency of motion,effectiveness of technique and our scientific approach to the application of this information. All of these components make this system of personal defense easy to teach and easy to learn. Now with the evolution of the Kenpo system by Jeff Speakman to include applying this system to the ground the importance of sharing this material has never been more relevant.
MISSION: Our mission is to provide a place where all martial artists can come together to enhance their self defense syllabus and become a co-contributor of an idea to work together for the common good.
Welcome To Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 Pasadena Our school, also known as HYE-KENPO, was started by Instructor Antranig Parseghian to give the youth a chance to learn the true essence of Kenpo; not only to become a warrior, but also a scholar. Our martial arts family not only offers self-defense classes, but it becomes the students second home, where their instructors and fellow students are there to help them achieve the most in karate and also help them achieve many goals in life. As a martial arts school we specialize in the art of Kenpo 5.0 as revolutionized by Master Jeff Speakman. We have acquired a variety of skills which we filter through our classes to our young and eager to learn students incorporating MMA fighting style, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), and the art of Kenpo Karate all into one amazing art. We strengthen our school and students physically through the use of bag work and power workouts multiple times per week. We are not just an art of kicking and punching but one of close-in contact self-defense which we strive to instill into every single student.