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Solid Silver Ed Parker Kenpo Karate Salute Cast From Ed Parker's Hands For Sale

Solid Silver Ed Parker Kenpo Karate  Salute Cast From Ed Parker's Hands

KenpoSalute "Hand Over Closed Fist" Medalion

The classic sign of respect for Kenpo

Used in many schoools ofKenpo as thethe Universal Salute before beginning training

These pieceswere hand caststerling silver and used a classic picture of Ed Parker's hand for etching the design in Sterling Silver

Very detailed and very rare

Approx 1' in diameter

Can be worn as a Medallion or on Kubotan Key chain

Comes with heavy chain for Dojo wear

The meaning of the Ed Parker Kenpo Salute

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1) Respect to the originator of the particular system, including all who had studied before him, with him, and presently study under him.

(2) Respect to those who would observe the movements.

(3) Respect to both scholars and warriors who were practitioners alike, since the left hand (open) of this salutation represented the scholar and the right hand (clenched), the man who actually executed the science.\\

History of Kenpo

Kenpo's origin and history are not well understood and at best a bit confusing.

Kenpo is a mixture of five distict regions: First and most significant, China; second Japan; followed by Okinawa Hawaii and America.

There is much confusion regarding the name "KENPO"as to origin and meaning .

Despite having roots in China, the art called "KENPO" was handed down through the Mitose family a Japanese family, who studied the original style in China in the 1600's and brought it back to Japan. The Montose used the Japanese rather than Chinese to describe their family system, which they later named "Kosho-ryu" (Old Pine Tree Style): "Ko" (old) "Sho" (pine tree) "Ryu" (school/style).

Today usage of the terms "Kung-fu" (Chinese Mandarin dialect) or "Gung-fu" (Chinese Cantonese dialect), "Wu-shu" (Military/War Art) and "Kuo-shu" (National Art) to describe Chinese martial arts caused more confusion. Each of the abovein general describes the same arts.

"Kung-fu" (or "Gung-fu") means disciplined technique, skill, time (that is, a period of time used by a person to do a specific type work), ability or strength -- and is a generic term for exercise. "Kung-fu" is the term used outside of mainland China (most notably the United States) to describe any of the Chinese martial arts.

The original or more proper term is "ch'uan fa" (fist law) or "ch'uan shu" (fist art).

Japanese - Ken (fist) Po (law)

Chinese - Ch'uan (fist) Fa (law)

One common factor Asian languages is the use of the same written characters; but these written characters when pronounced make the spoken language completely different from one country to another, or even from one region of the country to another. For example China, with two major dialects: Mandarin and Cantonese, plus dozens of local dialects. This led to the development of so many different martial arts styles in China with over 300 styles of "Kung-fu" taught in China today.

Long ago martial arts in China were referred to as "Ch'uan-fa" meaning "fist law". The Japanese pronounce these same written characters "KENPO" -- or "KEMPO". Today "KENPO" spelled with and "N" indicates the original Chinese origin; when spelled with an "M" it indicates its assimilation into the Japanese culture. James M. Mitose, whose family moved from Japan to Hawaii, established the spelling of "KeNpo" with an "N" in the art called "KENPO". The art taught by Mitose in Hawaii was called "Kenpo Jiu-jitsu." Mitose (pronounced me-toe-see) wrote several books on the Kenpo Jiu-jitsu style

Kenpo is described many ways, "Kenpo Karate", using the original Chinese characters, is the most authentic and clear and also sets it apart from the completely different Japanese and Okinawan written characters which define Karate as "empty hand(s)".

"Karate" is a "homonym": a word with the same pronunciation as another but with a different meaning, origin, and usually spelling. When written in its original form, (the one we use) it means "China Hands" or "T'ang Hands" (pronounced "tong" - from the Chinese "T'ang Dynasty" (618 - 960 A.D.)

The word used by the Japanese and Okinawans is "Karate" : "Kara" (empty) "Te" (hand).

In 1923 the Okinawan Masters changed the Chinese character from T'ang (China) to the Japanese (Kanji) for "empty" because the martial arts in Okinawa were no longer pure Chinese-- having been combined with the original "Okinawa Te", or "Bushi No Te" ["warrior's hand(s)"] to form a new style.

Although the term "Karate" usually refers to a Japanese/Okinawan style, there was no Karate in Japan until 1923, Japan's KARATE is a relatively modern martial art. KENPO KARATE doe reflect the original Chinese martial art passed down from through many generations for hundreds of years



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