Under the direction of President Sean P. Kelley, the CKF today is composed of a wide range of Instructors, Master Instructors, school owners and students. The organization has rededicated itself to perpetuating Mr. Parker’s Art, and to forming alliances with many of the foremost Parker Kenpoists of today. The CKF provides its members with opportunities to train with a number of Mr. Parker’s First Generation Black Belts, including Grandmaster Michael Robert Pick, Grandmaster Frank Trejo, as well as Ed Parker, Jr.

“In my opinion, Sean Kelley, the CKF and its members consistently create an environment that nurtures the learning spirit. Sean has the unique gift of bringing people together to create a vehicle that allows others to learn from today”s leading Instructors. My foundation with the CKF is one of trust, strength and brotherhood.”

In the tradition of Senior Grandmaster Ed Parker, the CKF offers a wealth of martial arts information from a wide range of disciplines through extensive networking with many of the top martial artists of our day, including the legendary Bill “Superfoot” Wallace and Joe Lewis. This rich martial art context from “the best of the best” in American Martial Arts, expands and enhances the knowledge base of all serious Parker American Kenpo students.

The CKF…
…believes that Instructors must continue to grow in the Art and must be willing and able to serve not only as Instructors, but also as role models.

The CKF…
…believes that continuing education is of primary importance. Our Instructors, through the use of the CKF logbook, are recognized for attending classes and seminars designed to increase their knowledge, expertise and

teaching abilities.

The CKF…
…is a family of martial artists helping each other grow in the practice of Kenpo Karate. We believe the most important investment in your martial arts training and future is time on the mat with the finest Instructors available. Our Instructors are dedicated to providing you with top quality training at CKF schools, and through CKF seminars.

CKF members learn Mr. Parker’s Art under the guidance of:


  • Sean P. Kelley, President
  • Rainer Schulte, Vice President
  • Roberto Vidal C., South American Representative
  • Christian Springer European Representative
  • Thomas Kozitzky German Representative
  • Kevin Kuliga, East Coast Regional Representative
  • Mike Friedman, State Representative (Florida)
  • Bill Larson, State Representative (Pennsylvania)
  • Jeff Blay, State Representative  (New York)
  • Michael Miller, CKF Public Relations Administrator