Las Vegas Martial Arts, Martial Arts is a general term used to include almost all of the fighting arts of today. Originally invoked during the feudal times in the ancient past of Japan when various emperors removed all weapons from the general population strictly for self-preservation. As a result of this action remote villages were vulnerable to all predators, including humans. Organized training in “empty hand” combat ensued as well as many farming instruments were modified for weapons of self-defense. Although the true first martial art instruction in the United State came with the Chinese workers over 200 years ago looking for work helping to build the railroads, these groups were very closed and only inclusive of other family members. Well documented is the plight of two main contributors to the presence and evolution of martial arts in America. Those two were Ed Parker from the art of Kenpo Karate brought here from the Hawaiian Islands in the early 1950’s. Ed Parker became known as the “father of American Karate” because of his astonishing insight and ability to evolve the art of Hawaiian Kenpo by employing the scientific approach to ancient fighting techniques. For the first time in Martial Arts history applying logic and physics became the method of execution and analysis thus increasing the effectiveness eventually giving Kenpo the accreditation of being the most practical of all street defense systems.