Reading Parker's Infinite Insights

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Have you read Parker's five Infinite Insights books?

  1. I have read all five of Parker's Infinite Insights books within the past year.

  2. I have read all five books more than a year ago.

  3. I have read some of the books, but not all of them.

  4. I have never read any of them.

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  1. GAB

    GAB 3rd Black Belt

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    Hi Dave,

    Well it looks like you are guillty of your own preaching...

    Guess we just have different ways to go about it.

    Wait you just publicly stalked me and degraded me and you aren't even out the $115.00...

    Interesting thought pattern you have...

    Degraded, explain what you would call degrading? Regarding my request for him to answer me about the books...I am doing this to protect others from the same mistake...

    Read the whole thread and send me an e-mail before I come down south so we can meet... or not...

    Regards, Gary
     
  2. Kembudo-Kai Kempoka

    Kembudo-Kai Kempoka Senior Master

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    I've been out the money on other things before. IMHO, the best revenge is living well. I chalk it up to a lesson learned, and move to the next opportunity.

    Degradation = the drain bamage what comes from many hours trading punches to the head in boxing training.

    I ain't aimin' to rag on you (though now that I re-read my own post, it does read a bit on the pissy side); I'm just saying...if you badger the other kids in the sandbox enough to annoy them, you can't be surprised when you find yourself playing in it alone.

    Regards,

    Dave

    PS -- check you mail.
     
  3. GAB

    GAB 3rd Black Belt

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    Hi Dave, I hear/read you...

    Thanks for the e-mail, will be in touch...

    Regards, Gary
     
  4. GAB

    GAB 3rd Black Belt

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    Hi all,

    I just finished Infinite Insights #2...Good read...Like Ed Parker said it is the basics...now to read his #3...

    I really like the "Don't Quit" at the back of the book, by unknown author...
    That is not basics that is "Higher level" stuff...

    Glad I am semi retired, I never had the chance to read so much and not have to pass a test...LOL

    Regards, Gary
     
  5. kenpoworks

    kenpoworks Purple Belt

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    Gary,
    that really made me LOL......" I never had the chance to read so much and not have to pass a test"..............you do realise that you are just another sad "KENPOIST" just like the rest of us, welcome to the club for the bewildered !
    Respect
    Rich
     
  6. GAB

    GAB 3rd Black Belt

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    Hi Rich,
    Thanks, and that is very true...

    Regards, Gary
     
  7. kenpoworks

    kenpoworks Purple Belt

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    No problem Gary,
    BTW, I do likSuccess your signature...."Success is not Final, Failure is not Fatal: It is the Courage to Continue that Counts. "Sir Winston Churchill" ... Bulldog sprit and all that.
    Rich
     
  8. GAB

    GAB 3rd Black Belt

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    Rich,
    Thanks, Sir Winston Churchill was a real indomitable person the World and England was very fortunate for him, at the right time and place...He sure took a lot of flack in his life time...Great man, one of my favorites...

    Regards, Gary
     
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  10. TSUNAMIKENPO

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    In infinite insights vol. 5 SGM Parker lists 154 techniques as the MINIMUM STANDARD. In one of Lee Wedlakes books he says there are over 200 self defence techniques. Any one know these or how I can find them? TSUNAMI KENPO
     
  11. hammer

    hammer Green Belt

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    Im not certian, but have you considered the freestyle techniques,the extensions, form seven, like five storms, gathering storms, reversing storms, repeating storms ect. ?? and perhaps the knife techniques of form 8.

    And I'm sure there is more,

    That's the beauty of kenpo. (But wait there's more! LOL)

    Just my thoughts
    Cheers
     
  12. KenpoEMT

    KenpoEMT Brown Belt

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    :eek: MORE??!!?!?!???!!??! no one told ME about this! More...as in "Lots, Lots more?"
    As in near infinite...nigh limitless...somewhat boundless....never-run-out-of-possibilities.....
    less-less...more?

    right on. Sounds like the Kenpo that I signed up for :supcool:
     
  13. DocWard

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    I own all five, but I've only read up through the third book. It was a very difficult read for me. I haven't looked at them for ages. I suppose it is time for me to pull them out and see if they can help me get motivated to resume my training.
     
  14. JohnPeace

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    Doc's comments are right on - Mr. Parker presented the books using his own material and style, they are what they are. If anyone can improve on the concepts and message they should do likewise in their own name, not change Mr. Parker's work.
     
  15. silvestre

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    hello

    it's a great book

    best regards
     
  16. OzPaul

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    I've just finished reading all 5 books for the first time. As i am new to the art i did not totally understand everything but with time and a few more reads i am sure i will get there.
     
  17. teej

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    Don't get discouraged. Every time I read mine I find something new in each volume.
     
  18. OzPaul

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    Yeah, every time i re-read a part of the book it sinks in more.
     
  19. Yondanchris

    Yondanchris Master Black Belt

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    Still need to get me a set, I have checked them out from the library a few times. Between my theology books, school books, and martial arts book lists I will be reading for a lifetime or two...

    Chris123
     

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