The Evolution of an Art

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a promotion ceremony for my business partner, Parker Linekin,  a kenpo karate and tai chi instructor.  His sensei, Brian Adams, was flying in from the East Coast to promote him to grandmaster 10th dan in Adams’ Integrated Martial Arts system.  Adams had been one of the first students of Ed Parker, founder of American Kenpo Karate, and had studied a variety of striking and weapons systems before founding his own system.

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