Joe Palanzo Kids Martial Arts Instructor

Martial Arts in Pikesville

Joe Palanzo

Senior Master

Joe Palanzo is a Tenth Degree Black Belt in Kenpo, and opened Palanzo Martial Arts (formerly Kenpo Karate) in 1970. He began his martial arts training in 1964 while studying at the Peabody Music Conservatory in Baltimore, MD. He later studied with Grandmaster Ed Parker, founder of American Kenpo, from 1966 to 1990, and achieved the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt (The highest rank Ed Parker awarded in Kenpo). Mr. Palanzo served as Vice President of Ed Parker's International Kenpo Karate Association (IKKA). In 1991 Joe Palanzo founded the Worldwide Kenpo Karate Association (WKKA). The WKKA provides martial arts training, instructor training, Kenpo certification, and tournaments for Kenpo schools. The WKKA has worked with more than 500 schools since its inception, has promoted thousands of Black Belts. Palanzo has taught seminars all around the world, and is a sought out by Black Belt instructors and school owners for training and mentoring.


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