Home of the International Kenpo Karate Association


“It Is Not The Aim Of Kenpo To Merely Produce A Skillful As Well As Powerful Practitioner, But To Create A Well Integrated Student Respectful Of All.”
– Ed Parker Sr.


Welcome to the authorized official website of Senior Grandmaster Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr.’s, American Kenpo Karate ™, and the International Kenpo Karate Association (I.K.K.A.) ™ and the International Karate Championships (I.K.C.) ™. Through this website, we invite you to learn about the life and achievements of the man behind American Kenpo Karate – the martial art system that revolutionized the martial arts world. The legacy of Ed Parker Sr. lives on through the wisdom and discipline of those who worked with him, learned from him, and follow his principles.

The International Kenpo Karate Association originated in 1956 as the Kenpo Karate Association of America. It was registered with the State of California for the purposes of governing Kenpo in the continental U.S. The K.K.A.A. was changed to the I.K.K.A. in 1960 when association members began migrating to foreign countries.

The I.K.K.A. is a licensee of and an independent entity separate from KAM IV Inc., the I.K.K.A. has been granted authority and permissions to use Ed Parker Sr.’s Intellectual Properties by license agreement with KAM IV Inc. The I.K.K.A. is the only Kenpo/Kempo association or organization that is legally authorized to use Ed Parker Sr. Intellectual Properties. Please visit our I.K.K.A. MEMBERSHIP page to discover how you can apply to become an authorized I.K.K.A. affiliated club or school.

Only I.K.K.A. members and or affilaite clubs or schools in good standing are permitted to use any Ed Parker Sr.’s trademarked Kenpo Karate system as well as his proprietary materials including but not limited to, system curriculum, books, recordings, videos, logos, designs, images or other materials (collectively “Proprietary Rights”) granted to the I.K.K.A. by KAM IV Inc.

 I.K.K.A. Advisors


We are pleased to announce the names of the Black Belt Advisors for Ed Parker Sr.’s International Kenpo Karate Association – I.K.K.A. We are confident that their expertise will move the goals of the organization in a positive direction. In addition to the names on this list, several other Black Belt members of the I.K.K.A. have offered their assistance as advisors and consultants

Tommy Burks – Texas, U.S.A
Tom Graves – Washington, U.S.A.
Larry Kongaika- California, U.S.A.
Greg Hilderbrand- Nevada, U.S.A.

Our list of member clubs and schools is growing daily and we welcome applications from those who are aligned with the values and goals of our organization. We will continue to update our list of clubs and schools every month to help those who may be searching for an I.K.K.A. member club or school in their area. Only approved and authorized I.K.K.A. member schools in good standing are permitted to use Ed Parker Sr.’s Intellectual Property.

~This section will be updated often. ~