In the last ten years, many things have changed in kenpo. This book will focus on our leaders who are involved in making kenpo better and contributing to their communitiesThis second edition isnt about our founding fathers who established kenpo in the 60s and 70s. We are grateful for their contributions and they were acknowledged in the first Journey book. This second Journey book is about who is moving kenpo forward today and being in service to our art. In addition to including Kenpo leaders who reside in the United States, we are excited to include Honorees from other countries. For nearly three decades, Ed Parker worked tirelessly to promote our art, and as a result, we have some great martial artists worldwide. Ireland and Chile are excellent examples of Ed Parker`s influence.
This book would not have credibility without Tom Bleecker overseeing it. His major contributions throughout the years have had a tremendous impact on kenpo. After 50 years in kenpo, he still gets on the mat and trains. The Tribute he promoted in 1988 before Ed Parker`s death gave many of us a chance to show our love and respect for our founder. The original Journey has given many people a chance to learn something about our art and the men who teach it. Tom Bleecker was responsible for that. We would not do this book without his involvement. As was the case with the first Journey book, this second edition will take considerable work. Good things often take a lot of work. This will be an ongoing process, and updates will be posted.
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