The Karate taught here at Hargrave Martial Arts Tulsa Karate is known as Kempo or Kenpo.
It is a self defense art that is made up of three different art to make it more effective against the bad guys. It has Karate for your punches strikes and kicks, Ju Jitsu for your takedowns, throws, and locks, as well as Kobu Jitsu for multiple weapons (Offense and defense).
The art we practice is American Combat Kenpo that was founded by Professor Hargrave.
All students wear the black Gi uniform and you can earn rank up to eighth degree black belt.
Unlike many schools we do not instill a false sense of security in our students. Making them think they can defend themselves in a real fight when in fact they cannot.
Our green belt rank which is half way to our black belt is equivalent to black belt rank at other schools.
And no a tae kwon do first black belt will not be able to win a real fight.
We have never had a student green belt and up ever loose a real fight.
History of Kenpo
Kempo Karate, also spelled keno karate, or Shaolin Kempo as it is sometimes called, is one of the oldest forms of martial arts. It is generally understood that all martial arts began in India, although there are references of combat arts in ancient Egypt .