KT:Is this good, bad, or ugly for Tracy's Kenpo?

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  1. Flying Crane

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    I generally agree with what you are saying here, but with the exception of YouTube. I don't think there is much good stuff there, regardless of style.
     
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    Well I used to do Tracy lineage kenpo. There are some good ideas in there and some very bad ideas as well.

    And I say that at risk of this thread blowing up if it my comments garner too much attention of a certain sort.
     
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    Just for your information, the others can think what they want, I do a set based Kenpo, which is where you don't think about a technique, you just position yourself, choose targets, and apply moves from the set. without trying to remember anything, really. There is tech based kenpo, out there, and I don't know how they end up making that all work out either, we are just Environment, range, position, target, weapon, angle, and cover. That's it. The technique study is worth the study, because, there is a lot of information, there. Other people, thought this through, for you, check it out! o_O
     
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    Sounds to me like a better approach.
    In my experience with technique-focused kenpo, I believe the techs, and more importantly, the LISTS of techs, take on a life of their own and become unweildy and actually get in the way of development. And, some of them really are just stupid.
     
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    Yeah. That was my point.
     
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    I am not talking about sparring as a replacement for drills. I am talking about drills with some sort of vague nod towards realistic feed back as a replacement to bad drills.

    And these guys are not rank beginners you don't have to dumb the process down so they appear more successful than they are.

    It doesn't help anyone.
     
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    That is the ramped up version. They do punch and freeze slow and light for beginners.

    And then work up to punch and freeze hard and fast for experts.

    I have done punch and freeze drills. They give you a sense of development you don't have.
     
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    Baby steps.o_O
     
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    Yeah that is the same with photos. I am a handsome guy. But for some reason photos always make me look like a goober.
     
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    I agree with that last statement, completely. I'll use punch-and-freeze for beginners, to give them a chance to step in the right direction for what they're supposed to do next. By the time they have a yellow belt (first colored belt earned), I expect that to vanish, except on brand new techniques. By green (mainline) or orange (Shojin-ryu), I expect them not to need it, at all.
     
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    There is a whole art to being a good body. I am quite large, so, I am a way kids can learn to hit people with out feeling bad, women too. :blackeye:
     
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    Pain tolerance drills rock. :cool:
     
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    I really have to find a big guy for my classes. Everyone I teach is smaller than me (and I'm only 5'10"). I can't look impressive with small people. I need a big guy to beat up on!
     
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    If you are ever in town, I will body for you. It's therapeutic. :pompus:
     
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    Did you just verb "body"?
     
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    Yep.
     

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