1. MA_Student

    MA_Student Blue Belt

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    So in majority of kenpo places I've been around they don't teach many of the set 2s the only ones I've ever done are blocking set 2 and co-ordination 2. I also know finger set 2 and striking set 2 but that's because I taught myself them. Them plus kicking 2 and stance 2 are never taught. People say it's because they're not very good but all the techniques are taught and some of those could easily class as not very good but are still taught.

    I've looked at them myself and taught myself 2 of them and I actually like them. Stance 2 shows the more advanced stances and finger set 2 expands on finger set one and teaches advancing and retreating with the finger pokes and going to angles.

    I just wonder why most places are so against them
     
  2. DaveB

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    Have you any video of these sets?
     
  3. Flying Crane

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    I had trained in the Tracy lineage and for the most part the numbered 2 sets were not part of our curriculum. From discussion both here and on Kenpotalk.com, it seems that these sets were not created by Mr. Parker, and they are largely considered to be filler material with little value that isn't already found elsewhere in the system, and that the way in which they are constructed they have some questionable and even dysfunctional biomechanics and such.

    I suggest you post your discussion on kempotalk.com. That site is pretty quiet nowadays, but still gets some traffic by some people. Ron Chapel, who signs in as "Doc" was a close friend of Mr. Parker for a long time, up until Mr. Parker's death, and has weighed in on this issue a number of times.
     
  4. MA_Student

    MA_Student Blue Belt

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    Yeah sure but a lot of the techniques werent created by Parker either and a fair few of them have questionable and dysfunctional movements but they're all taught. I don't see anything hugely wrong with them I mean personally I'd rather cut out a few of the rubbish techniques then the sets because the techniques are the main self defence aspect the sets are just going over basics
     
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    ive done stance set 2 kicking set 2 coordination set 2 blocking set 2
     
  6. Flying Crane

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    I'm not passing judgement on it, just saying you might get some more insights on kenpotalk.com.
     

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