The American Kenpo Karate International (A.K.K.I.) Association is led by its architect, Mr. Paul Mills. The schools and clubs of the A.K.K.I. have profoundly dexterous and insightful instructors whom teach the art. However, make no mistake, Ed Parker's Kenpo System rests at its footing. The evolved curriculum includes many new empty hand, knife (single & double), club (single & double), grappling & ground fighting, and of course, self-defense techniques while in the upright position.

One of the biggest differences in the way practitioners execute their movement in the A.K.K.I. when compared to other associations and/or groups, is the use of the Master Key "Rhythmic Timing Patterns". Their use, aids the practitioner in moving with formidable explosive and powerful actions and/or reactions. The study of these rhythmic timing patterns is at the very foundation of Mr. Mill's curriculum. The practitioner is given an "Alphabet Of Motion" which translates to an elite self-defense system with herculean effect. The language that is Kenpo is based on this alphabet, and like all languages, has rules which govern it. It is the concepts and principles of motion that make up the very structure of the Kenpo System. Thus, Mr. Mill's curriculum rests on the philosophy, "Structure Governs Function".

The evolved curriculum includes progressive one and two man interactive training drills, self defense and freestyle techniques, forms, and sets. For example, Mr. Mills has consolidated the short and long forms 1 thru 3 into "Form 1", "Form 2", and "Form 3" alone. Mr. Mills then expanded Mr. Parker's original platform to include new concepts and principles not currently being taught in any other association and/or group. There are two levels to each form, Standard and Black Belt. The Black Belt versions expand ones knowledge with respect to concepts and principles, leading to the natural evolution of moving with spontaneity in the gaseous state.

New empty hand techniques include, but are not limited to, "Divided Fury", "Darting Viper", and "Rising Thunder". New knife techniques include, but are not limited to, "Swirling Lance" and "Intercepting Lance". Club techniques include, but are not limited to, "Whipping Tempest", "Colliding Storm", and "Eye of the Storm". These examples are merely a few of the benefits with respect to membership in the American Kenpo Karate International Association. These, and many other evolutions have been made possible via the A.K.K.I. curriculum, an efficacious and innovative methodology of self-defense.