Kenpo Girl was founded by Jesalyn Mae Harper, an avid and passionate martial artist studying American Kenpo and Eskrima. Kenpo Girl now features articles and interviews from various martial artists while staying true to the original mission.
And then he was an 8th... Recently, I had the honor of attending my Sifu JR Diaz’s promotion from 7th Degree Black belt to 8th Degree Black belt. This was such a dignified and emotionally charged moment, that most of the attendees were left in tears and speechless. Sifu Diaz has been a pivotal force in all of our lives; and I purposefully use the word force because he is a force of nature on and off the mat. Over 40 years of a fully dedicated life to Kenpo Karate, Eskrima and his students, now personified in the 8 red stripes on his belt. My Sifu after being promoted to 8th Degre ..read more