American Kempo Karate
9th Degree Black Belt
The President and Founder of the American
Kenpo Karate International (A.K.K.I.) Association is
Paul Mills. Mr. Mills began his Kenpo training in 1966, and
around 1980, became a private student of 10th Degree Black
Belt Ed Parker.
The schools and clubs within the A.K.K.I association
study and teach "A.K.K.I. Kenpo" as set forth by Mr.
Mills. He has made several innovations to the art of American Kenpo
including teaching a complete American Kenpo knife and club system
and newly developed empty hand techniques. These innovations are
logical, practical and are direct in their approach to self-defense.
The new A.K.K.I. innovations utilize "Rhythmic
Timing Patterns" that maximizes the "3-Dimensional Stages
of Muscle Action". In short it is an innovative approach to
self-defense. It is a system of motion which incorporates the various
principles of motion previously established by Mr. Parker, plus
some newly discovered and essential principles that energize his
system of American Kenpo.
The changes made are a direct result of experience,
research, experimentation and intelligent thought. They are principle
centered, logical approaches to corrective adjustments to the system.
Each innovation is backed up with experience and thousands of hours
of R&D in his lab, known as the "House of Pain". He has taught
many people there over the years including Frank Elsasser, Alan
Wheaton, and Jimmy Clark.
Mr. Mills' pleasant and friendly personality combined
with his lightning speed and thunderous power, earned him the nick
name, "The Smiling Guillotine". in addition, Mr. Parker
was often heard referring to Paul Mills as his "Secret Weapon".
Mr. Mills now travels the country conducting seminars
and camps year round teaching his innovations and refinements to
the art of American Kenpo.