Triangle Kenpo Institute’s curriculum is rooted in the Parker-Sullivan-LeRoux system of Kenpo, also known as Karate Connection Chinese Kenpo. In addition, while the belt ranks that are awarded are in the art of Chinese Kenpo, the student is also taught a considerable amount from the Korean art of Hapkido. This material consists of additional maneuvering skills, joint manipulations, and throws; all integrated into a solid understanding of self defense. A simple breakdown of the requirements reflect three areas of focus. These areas work together, complementing each other as the system is learned.


Fundamentals are at the core of any effective martial art. They include such items as stances, maneuvering skills, striking, blocking, etc. Without strong fundamentals in place any martial art will be lacking in effectiveness and practicality.

Self Defense

Sixty self defense techniques make up the Karate Connection Chinese Kenpo curriculum. These techniques defend against a wide range of assaults. It should be noted that although the techniques are the structure of the system, being able to properly execute the techniques requires a solid foundation of the fundamentals.  Through the practice of blending and borrowing among the techniques, the individual will be able to expand and develop reflexive responses to almost any self defense situation.

Sets & Master Form

As you learn the fundamentals, we structure individual skills, such as blocking, elbows, kicking, etc., into a prearranged series of moves called a Set. This allows you to practice that skill set, focusing on just that fundamental. When a person learns the self defense techniques for each belt level,  Orange to Black, they are transitioned together to make up the only form in the Karate Connection system known as the Master Form.  The Master Form enables the practitioner to practice the self defense techniques of the entire system at one time.

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