American kenpo for self defense

Discussion in 'Kenpo' started by AmericanSniper, Jun 23, 2021.

  1. AmericanSniper

    AmericanSniper New Member

    Does anyone know if American Kenpo is really effective for self defense? I’ve heard mixed things about it and just want to know the truth because if it is I’ll train in it but if not I won’t I’ve also been in Krav Maga for 7 months and just want to compliment it or sharpen my skills
  2. blindside

    blindside Valued Member

    It can be OK with the right teacher, but generally I find it to be overly theoretical and not enough emphasis on resisted opponents. A lot of "air kenpo" where zombie attackers come up and punch/grab you and stand there while you pull off 20 technique combinations. (My qualification for making this statement is my 3rd black in Kenpo.)
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