Kenpo Words of Wisdom


  1. When greeting parents, teachers or friends look at them and say:   "Hi Mom!," or "Hi Mr. Jones."

  2. Children should always be respectful of their parents, teachers and fellow class mates.

  3. Children should be kind to their brothers and sisters.

  4. Children should keep their rooms and play areas neat and clean.

  5. Children should observe good personal hygiene.

  6. Children should not interrupt adult conversations.

  7. Homework should be completed before play time, video games or karate practice.

by Edmund K. Parker

"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 honor, should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong,  then here are my weapons, Karate, my empty hands."


"I solemnly pledge that I will use the art or Kenpo solely for purposes of defense, never for purposes of aggression.  I will treat with respect both my teachers and my fellow students.  I will strive to learn an attitude of respect for the teachings of Kenpo and an understanding of the responsibility that a knowledge of Kenpo entails.  I will never use Kenpo for harmful or destructive ends.   I make these promises solemnly and on my honor."

by Mike Singer, Jr.

"I will strive to be as the Tiger; strong and confident. I will strive to be as the Dragon; prudent and humble. I will respect what has come before and follow it’s teachings, as I become a leader with the courage to challenge tradition. Through the discipline of my mind, body, and spirit, I will strive for wisdom and justice; raising a shield of honor for myself and the art of Kenpo Karate."