Located in Yonkers, NY, American Olympic Karate teaches martial
arts and offers both group and private lessons at affordable rates.The
style taught is Kenpo Karate. Kenpo was brought to the United
States by Edmund Parker. The lineage is as follows; Edmund
Parker, Al Tracy, Ray Klinginberg, David Bradford, and Trent Perri.
Kenpo is a unique system of self-defense that uses short explosive
Karate techniques to avoid attacks and position you for quick,
powerful counter strikes to an opponents vital areas. An opponent's
size or height are of little consequence because you are taught to
attack their weaknesses instead of their strengths. Although you are
taught to kick high (an excellent way to develop leg strength and
flexibility), most leg strikes are targeted low, where your legs are
difficult to grab and your kicks generate maximum power.
This allows you to maintain total control of your balance and the
ability to change position fluidly.