KENPO & I.K.K.A.
THE LEGEND OF DAN RODARTE
Before there was the UFC, there was the Long Beach Internationals, Martial Artists from all over the world came to share there knowledge through demonstration, competition and seminars. A time when full contact karate was at its highest. People like Ed parker , Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Bob Wall, Benny the jet and more would show there skills to teach, learn, perform or to win in the tournaments. Among them all was one of Ed Parkers frist Black belts who would evolve the fight world by being the first in History to promote one of the worlds deadliest sports here in the united state in southern California, The Art of the Eight Limbs also known as Muay Thai. Introducing it as a sport in the spot light of the western culture of fighting. Evolving through rules in the ring in which Dan Rodarte promoted his fights, he would Create his events under a new name, The I.K.B.A, the International KickBoxing Association. This is the Legend of Dan Rodarte.