CKF Curriculum

The CKF treats every Black Belt Candidate as an individual of personal merit. Although all general curriculum requirements must be met, at the Black Belt level, the study requirements may be tailored to the student and his or her individual circumstances. The CKF believes in freedom of expression and in the three educational principles as applied to the Art of Ed Parker’s American Kenpo: the “Ideal” Phase, the “What-if” Phase and the “Formulation” Phase.


The CKF Teaching Assessment consists of an oral and a written exam. Each candidate will be assessed on his or her knowledge of Kenpo terminology, anatomy, communication skills and martial arts skills.