I have the option of training Kempo...

Discussion in 'Kenpo / Kempo - Technical Discussion' started by IvanTheBrick, Jul 18, 2018.

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  1. IvanTheBrick

    IvanTheBrick Orange Belt

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    ...at my new college. But how do I know the classes are not of a McDojo? Anything I should look out for? And what would be a reasonable price in GDP? I do not have any experience in grappling arts, so I don't know what a good or bad grappling instructor and classes are like. Thanks.
     
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    A grappling class is pretty easy. You grapple and if everyone in the room manhandles you and leaves you feeling overwhelmed and upset.

    It is a good class
     
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    kempodisciple Senior Master

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    What style of kempo? Just an fyi, for most kempo styles, its a hybrid art rather than a grappling one.

    Either way, look for aliveness, and see if the higher ranks seem competent.
     
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    I believe it was Shorinji Kempo
     
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    kempodisciple Senior Master

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    From what i understand, it is a hybrid art, that is primarily striking, secondarily graping though. Take that with a grain of salt though, ive never practiced that particular style.
     
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    TThis is a Japanese method that is based on some religion, but I don’t know much about that. It does make some people uncomfortable.

    From what I’ve seen of it, they can be good. I believe is it largely striking, with some joint-locking and control type stuff as well.
     
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    Either train or don't train that's your choice
     
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    Ivan, go do it, give it a shot. See what you think. See how you like it.
     
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    Try it and see what you think.
     

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