Welcome to Larry Tatum's American Kenpo Home Study Course.
The Home Study Course is Designed to allow Kenpo enthusiast to be able to
train in the privacy of their home.
Because of logistics or time restraints, many people like yourself are
unable to attend a Kenpo School. With this in mind Mr. Tatum designed the
Home Study Course to meet your needs.
How the Program works.
First you need to get the Homes Study Course DVD's. These DVD's have all the
American Kenpo material to take you from Yellow Belt through 5th Degree
Each DVD is taught by Master Tatum in a step by step format to make learning
American Kenpo easy and enjoyable.
You will not only learn the Required Self Defense Techniques for each Belt
level but you will also learn how to explode with the power and speed unique
to Kenpo that make these techniques work for you. Mr. Tatum brings his over 40 years of experience to your screen with insight into the Art that has made him an icon in his field.
Here is an example of how to set up your Home Study Course.
If you are new to the Art of Kenpo then you would want to start at Yellow
Belt. Yellow Belt has 10 Self Defense Techniques, each one for a different
situation that could arise on the street. Yellow Belt also has a Form or
know as a Kata. A From is no more than basic's, such as Blocks and Foot
Maneuvers arranged in a dance like pattern to help build coordination and
continuity with your Basic's in this case your Basic Blocks. This is Called
Short Form One. You will also need Blocking Set One and 10 Sparing
Now these are the required American Kenpo Techniques for your first Belt. To
support this Belt level we suggest that you also get the first five Basic
DVD's, Basic Stances, Basic Blocks, Dynamic Hand Strikes, Stances and Foot
Maneuvers and Dynamic Kicks. These Five Basic DVD'S will support you through
Orange Belt,(the only DVD you would need at Orange Belt would be the Orange
Belt Self Defense Techniques.
How to Test
When you have a working knowledge of the required techniques you then
demonstrate them on a home DVD or VHS with an assistant at street speed and power
while executing control. SEE AN EXAMPLE OF A HOME TEST. (10meg mpeg)
You then send your home DVD or VHS to Mr. Tatum and he will grade it at his school in Pasadena CA.
As you progress through your training you will be in contact with Mr. Tatum
by E-Mail and or phone to help you with any questions regarding your
training. Upon a thorough examination of your test and Mr. Tatum feels you are ready
to move on to the next belt level you will then be promoted with a Belt and
Certificate of Rank sighed by Master Tatum. Time needed to study between
belt Ranks can be discussed with Mr. Tatum.