Sifu Fowler has been teaching Kenpo Karate blended with Kali for over 40 years. His video series aren’t just demonstrations—they explain in detail what makes this martial art so effective. Whether a beginner or a seasoned martial artist, each video will help you maximize your power by blending proper body mechanics with flow and speed. They are everything you need for home study, testing and certification.
This is the first of eighteen self-training videos in your journey through the Kenpo system. It begins with the basics and explains the reasoning behind the blocks, kicks, punches, strike, stances, and foot maneuvers within the system. It also teaches beginning techniques for self-defense against basic attacks. This important video lays out the entire foundation to the Kenpo system and is an absolute must for beginners.
Yellow Belt Creed:
I come to you with (Karate) empty hands. I have no weapons; but should I be forced to defend my principles, my honor or myself… Should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong, then here are my weapons — Karate — my empty hands.
About the Yellow Belt Techniques
The Yellow Belt techniques introduce the student to the four major principles of the Kenpo Method of Motion—Marriage of Gravity, Torque, Back-up Mass and Borrowed Force. Delayed Sword incorporates direct torque and marriage of gravity while Sword of Destruction demonstrates counter torque and marriage of gravity. Deflecting Hammer incorporates back-up mass. Mace of Aggression teaches marriage of gravity. Obscure Wing shows students how to use all of the hinges of the arm while flowing from one strike to the next. Lone Kimono teaches the student the concept of borrowed force—following the push back when pushed and Mace of Aggression teaches the opposite—to utilize the energy forward when pulled. From this starting point each successive technique in the curriculum adds more sophistication and complexity to movement as the student progress up the belt hierarchy.
About the Videos
Whether a beginner or a seasoned martial artist, each video will help you maximize your power by blending proper body mechanics with flow and speed. They are everything you need for home study, testing and certification.
|Delayed Sword||Against a right hand lapel grab or a right straight punch|
|Sword of Destruction||Against a left straight or roundhouse punch|
|Deflecting Hammer||Against a right front thrust kick|
|Mace of Aggression||Against a two handed lapel grab|
|Obscure Wing||Against a flank left hand shoulder grab|
|Lone Kimono||Against a left hand lapel grab|
|Intellectual Departure||Against a right front kick|
|Forms and Sets||Star Block Basic|
|Fundamentals||Upper body: Punches, blocks, hand swords, palm and finger thrusts, hammer fists, elbows, whips and parries
Lower body: Kicks, movement, stances