First kenpo class

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  1. Headhunter

    Headhunter Senior Master

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    So I've just had my first class at the new kenpo place. It wasn't an official class more of an informal session for brown and black belts. It was me, the head guy and 4 other black belts. We warmed up with every single form then picked a belt level and worked the techniques from that. We did blue belt tonight and we worked at a decent pace but also discussed different ways of applying it which was interesting and useful. Everyone there seems nice enough and have good ability. One guy who's a 5th dan seems to cover up his not so great technique by hitting hard from what I've seen but he's a nice guy and he can do it well enough.

    So, so far so good
     
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  2. Saheim

    Saheim Green Belt

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    Good to hear it went well! What type of Kenpo? EP, Hawaiian, what? Know the lineage? First experience with Kenpo?

    Btw - what state are you in?
     
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    Headhunter Senior Master

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    Ed Parker no idea about lineage that stuff doesn't bother me and I first trained it about 30 years ago got black just over a year ago
     
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    kravmaga1 Yellow Belt

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    Hey!
    Can you tell me the styles of Kenpo except Kajukenbo and Kosho Ryu Kenpo?
     
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    kempodisciple Senior Master

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    shaolin kempo, american kenpo, tracy kenpo, shorinji kenpo, cerio kenpo, okinawan kempo, and probably more I can't think of off the top of my head.

    From what I was told, colloquially ken/mpo just means "fist law" or "law of fist", so a lot of different styles would consider themselves kenpo as a way of identifying themselves as a martial art. I have no idea how true this is or not, but there are a ton of different styles, not all from the same origin.
     
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    Yea, this is more what I meant by "lineage". Meant it in mind off a vague way like - Tracy, Emperado, Godin, etc.

    While I do find it interesting, lineage isn' really a priority to me either.

    I was training in Kaj, before I moved. Now I'm training in a branch of HK from the Ron Alo line.

    Kempo is awesome, good job on jumping back in!
     
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    _Simon_ Black Belt

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    Ah that's great to hear HH :). Definitely helps when you click with and feel comfortable in the place and with your training partners
     
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    kravmaga1 Yellow Belt

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    Yeah agree there are tons of different styles and of different origin.
     
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    Nice that you've found a good place. There's so many that focus way to much on the talking side. That's why things like boxing or jiu jitsu etc are more popular
     

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