The Lineage of Kenpo Karate

“Fall down seven times, get up eight.”

 

Daruma Daishi

 

 

Grand Master Ed Parker

Grand Master John McSweeney

Grand Master Tom Saviano

The lineage of Kenpo Karate

 

1. Great Grand Master James Mitose

 

a. Japanese/Hawaiian Ancestor

b. Founder of old Pine Tree Kenpo

c. He taught his “Family Art” in Hawaii

d. His Art was primarily a linear style

e. Considered the modern-day founder of Kenpo

f. One of his top students was William KS Chow

 

2. Professor William KS Chow

 

a. Nicknamed Thunderbolt

b. Took the instruction of James Mitose and improved upon it by utilizing circles making the

    style more effective

c. One of his top students was Mr. Edmond Parker

 

3.  Grand Master Edmond Parker

 

a. Began his training in the 1940s in Hawaii with Mr. William K S Chow

b. He trained in Hawaii

c. Upon receiving his Black Belt, he came to the US to attend Brigham Young University

d. He was the first to teach on college campuses

e. After the graduation he moved to Pasadena California where he opened a school

f. He was the first to teach Hollywood stuntman

g. He is the most recognized Kenpo stylist in the world because of his skill, instructing ability,

    and his business sense

h. Famous quote: “Every Kenpo Black Belt is a style onto himself ”

i.  One of Mr. Parker’s first Black Belts was Mr. John McSweeney

 

4.  Grand Master John McSweeney

 

a. Began studying martial arts in 1952 in the Kotokan Japan

b. He attained his Brown Belt in Judo

c. Began training in Kenpo under Mr. Parker in 1959

d. He received his first Black Belt in 1962

e. That same year he went to Dublin Ireland where he founded the Irish Karate Association

f.  He left 4 black belts in charge when he left, and there are now in excess of 2000 Kenpo

    students in Ireland

g. He was the first man to bring the art of Kenpo out of the United States

h. Opened Self-Defense Unlimited in December 1980

i.  One of his first Chicago Black Belts was Mr. Tom Saviano

 

 

 

5. Grand Master Tom Saviano

 

a. Mr. Saviano begins training in the traditional Japanese style of Goju-Shorei in 1964

b. He was an avid competitor until 1969

c. He begin training in the art of Kenpo Karate under Mr. McSweeney in 1981

d. Attained his 1st Degree Black Belt in Kenpo 1982

e. Founded Saviano’s White Tiger Kenpo Karate in 1984 where he currently teaches

f.  Since 1987 he has awarded 64 Black Belts

g. Inducted into multiple Halls of Fame:

    * Illinois State Halls of Fame

    * USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame - Prestigious "Gold Belt Award"

    * Inducted into the International Federation of Pankration Athlima Hall of Fame

    * International Kenpo Hall of Fame

    * One of 1,000 selected for inclusion in "Who's Who in American Martial Arts

 

 

Great Grand Master James Mitose

Professor William Kwai Sun Chow

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“Fall down seven times, get up eight.”

 

Daruma Daishi

 

 

Grand Master Ed Parker

Grand Master John McSweeney

Grand Master Tom Saviano

The lineage of Kenpo Karate

 

1. Great Grand Master James Mitose

 

a. Japanese/Hawaiian Ancestor

b. Founder of old Pine Tree Kenpo

c. He taught his “Family Art” in Hawaii

d. His Art was primarily a linear style

e. Considered the modern-day founder of Kenpo

f. One of his top students was William KS Chow

 

2. Professor William KS Chow

 

a. Nicknamed Thunderbolt

b. Took the instruction of James Mitose and improved upon it by utilizing

circles making the style more effective

c. One of his top students was Mr. Edmond Parker

 

3.  Grand Master Edmond Parker

 

a. Began his training in the 1940s in Hawaii with Mr. William K. S. Chow

b. He trained in Hawaii

c. Upon receiving his Black Belt, he came to the US to attend Brigham Young University

d. He was the first to teach on college campuses

e. After the graduation he moved to Pasadena California where he opened a school

f. He was the first to teach Hollywood stuntman

g. He is the most recognized Kenpo stylist in the world because of his skill, instructing ability, and his business sense

h. Famous quote: “Every Kenpo Black Belt is a style onto himself ”

i.  One of Mr. Parker’s first Black Belts was Mr. John McSweeney

 

4.  Grand Master John McSweeney

 

a. Began studying martial arts in 1952 in the Kotokan Japan

b. He attained his Brown Belt in Judo

c. Began training in Kenpo under Mr. Parker in 1959

d. He received his first Black Belt in 1962

e. That same year he went to Dublin Ireland where he founded the Irish Karate Association

f.  He left 4 black belts in charge when he left, and there are now in excess of 2000 Kenpo students in Ireland

g. He was the first man to bring the art of Kenpo out of the United States

h. Opened Self-Defense Unlimited in December 1980

i.  One of his first Chicago Black Belts was Mr. Tom Saviano

 

 

 

5. Grand Master Tom Saviano

 

a. Mr. Saviano begins training in the traditional Japanese style of Goju-Shorei in 1964

b. He was an avid competitor until 1969

c. He begin training in the art of Kenpo Karate under Mr. McSweeney in 1981

d. Attained his 1st Degree Black Belt in Kenpo 1982

e. Founded Saviano’s White Tiger Kenpo Karate in 1984 where he currently teaches

f.  Since 1987 he has awarded 64 Black Belts

g. Inducted into multiple Halls of Fame:

    * Illinois State Halls of Fame

    * USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame - Prestigious "Gold Belt Award"

    * Inducted into the International Federation of Pankration Athlima Hall of Fame

    * International Kenpo Hall of Fame

    * One of 1,000 selected for inclusion in "Who's Who in American Martial Arts

 

 

Great Grand Master James Mitose

Professor William Kwai Sun Chow

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© Copyright 2016 Saviano White Tiger Kenpo Karate

“Fall down seven times, get up eight.”

 

Daruma Daishi

 

 

The lineage of

Kenpo Karate

 

1. Great Grand Master James Mitose

 

a. Japanese/Hawaiian Ancestor

b. Founder of old Pine Tree Kenpo

c. He taught his “Family Art” in Hawaii

d. His Art was primarily a linear style

e. Considered the modern-day founder of Kenpo

f. One of his top students was William KS Chow

 

2. Professor William KS Chow

 

a. Nicknamed Thunderbolt

b. Took the instruction of James Mitose and improved upon it by utilizing

circles making the style more effective

c. One of his top students was Mr. Edmond Parker

 

3.  Grand Master Edmond Parker

 

a. Began his training in the 1940s in Hawaii with Mr. William K. S. Chow

b. He trained in Hawaii

c. Upon receiving his Black Belt, he came to the US to attend Brigham Young University

d. He was the first to teach on college campuses

e. After the graduation he moved to Pasadena California where he opened a school

f. He was the first to teach Hollywood stuntman

g. He is the most recognized Kenpo stylist in the world because of his skill, instructing ability, and his business sense

h. Famous quote: “Every Kenpo Black Belt is a style onto himself ”

i.  One of Mr. Parker’s first Black Belts was Mr. John McSweeney

 

4.  Grand Master John McSweeney

 

a. Began studying martial arts in 1952 in the Kotokan Japan

b. He attained his Brown Belt in Judo

c. Began training in Kenpo under Mr. Parker in 1959

d. He received his first Black Belt in 1962

e. That same year he went to Dublin Ireland where he founded the Irish Karate Association

f.  He left 4 black belts in charge when he left, and there are now in excess of 2000 Kenpo students in Ireland

g. He was the first man to bring the art of Kenpo out of the United States

h. Opened Self-Defense Unlimited in December 1980

i.  One of his first Chicago Black Belts was Mr. Tom Saviano

 

 

 

5. Grand Master Tom Saviano

 

a. Mr. Saviano begins training in the traditional Japanese style of Goju-Shorei in 1964

b. He was an avid competitor until 1969

c. He begin training in the art of Kenpo Karate under Mr. McSweeney in 1981

d. Attained his 1st Degree Black Belt in Kenpo 1982

e. Founded Saviano’s White Tiger Kenpo Karate in 1984 where he currently teaches

f.  Since 1987 he has awarded 64 Black Belts

g. Inducted into multiple Halls of Fame:

    * Illinois State Halls of Fame

    * USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame - Prestigious "Gold Belt Award"

    * Inducted into the International Federation of Pankration Athlima Hall of Fame

    * International Kenpo Hall of Fame

    * One of 1,000 selected for inclusion in "Who's Who in American Martial Arts

 

 

Great Grand

Master

James Mitose

Professor William Kwai Sun Chow

Great Grand Master James Mitose

Grand Master Tom

Saviano

The lineage of Kenpo Karate

 

1. Great Grand Master James Mitose

 

a. Japanese/Hawaiian Ancestor

b. Founder of old Pine Tree Kenpo

c. He taught his “Family Art” in Hawaii

d. His Art was primarily a linear style

e. Considered the modern-day founder of Kenpo

f. One of his top students was William KS Chow

 

2. Professor William KS Chow

 

a. Nicknamed Thunderbolt

b. Took the instruction of James Mitose and improved upon it by utilizing circles making the style more effective

c. One of his top students was

Mr. Edmond Parker

 

3.  Grand Master Edmond Parker

 

a. Began his training in the 1940s in Hawaii with Mr. William K. S. Chow

b. He trained in Hawaii

c. Upon receiving his Black Belt, he came to the US to attend Brigham Young University

d. He was the first to teach on college campuses

e. After the graduation he moved to Pasadena California where he opened a school

f. He was the first to teach Hollywood stuntman

g. He is the most recognized Kenpo stylist in the world because of his skill, instructing ability, and his business sense

h. Famous quote: “Every Kenpo Black Belt is a style onto himself ”

i.  One of Mr. Parker’s first Black Belts was Mr. John McSweeney

 

4.  Grand Master John McSweeney

 

a. Began studying martial arts in 1952 in the Kotokan Japan

b. He attained his Brown Belt in Judo

c. Began training in Kenpo under Mr. Parker in 1959

d. He received his first Black Belt in 1962

e. That same year he went to Dublin Ireland where he founded the Irish Karate Association

f.  He left 4 black belts in charge when he left, and there are now in excess of 2000 Kenpo students in Ireland

g. He was the first man to bring the art of Kenpo out of the United States

h. Opened Self-Defense Unlimited in December 1980

i.  One of his first Chicago Black Belts was Mr. Tom Saviano

 

 

 

5. Grand Master Tom Saviano

 

a. Mr. Saviano begins training in the traditional Japanese style of Goju-Shorei in 1964

b. He was an avid competitor until 1969

c. He begin training in the art of Kenpo Karate under Mr. McSweeney in 1981

d. Attained his 1st Degree Black Belt in Kenpo 1982

e. Founded Saviano’s White Tiger Kenpo Karate in 1984 where he currently teaches

f.  Since 1987 he has awarded 64 Black Belts

g. Inducted into multiple Halls of Fame:

    * Illinois State Halls of Fame

    * USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame - Prestigious "Gold Belt Award"

    * Inducted into the International Federation of Pankration Athlima Hall of Fame

    * International Kenpo Hall of Fame

    * One of 1,000 selected for inclusion in "Who's Who in American Martial Arts

 

 

Professor William Kwai Sun Chow

Grand Master Ed Parker

GrandMaster

John McSweeney

“Fall down seven times, get up eight.”

 

Daruma Daishi

 

 

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