What kind of kenpo?

Discussion in 'Kenpo / Kempo - General' started by Nightingale, Sep 18, 2003.

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Which kind of kenpo?

  1. Tracy Kenpo

  2. Parker Kenpo

  3. Shaolin Kenpo

  4. Chinese Kempo

  5. Shorinji Kempo

  6. Kajukenbo

  7. SL4

  8. something else (please elaborate below)

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  1. Nightingale

    Nightingale Senior Master

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    there are lots of different kinds of kenpo out there... which one is yours?
     
  2. Michael Billings

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    I did Chinese Kenpo first.

    -MB
     
  3. shotmanuk

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    Tatakai Jikoboei Do Kenpo

    " The Way of Combat Self Defence "
     
  4. LadyDragon

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    EPAK
     
  5. Kempojujutsu

    Kempojujutsu Master Black Belt

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    Okinawa Kempo Jujutsu
    Bob:asian:
     
  6. M F

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    I chose Parker Kenpo because that is what I've done for the last several years. But I did get my Kenpo start in Kajukenbo.
     
  7. durangokenpo

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    I do tracys but got my start in American Kenpo


    TS
     
  8. jfarnsworth

    jfarnsworth Grandmaster

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    Parkers.
    :asian:
     
  9. Kroy

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    I'm the opposite, I started in Tracy Kenpo but slowly moved into EPAK. It was more for me.
     
  10. RCastillo

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    Tracys all the way.:asian:
     
  11. Randy Strausbaugh

    Randy Strausbaugh Master Black Belt

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    My instructor always referred to it as Chinese Kenpo, but it falls within the Tracy's camp (even though I'm not part of the Tracy's organization).
     
  12. RCastillo

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    Well, what are you waitin' for Mister!:mad:
     
  13. unidos

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    Kenpo Jutsu. Just started couple of weeks ago. Pretty interesting.
     
  14. don bohrer

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    We're the old TRA-CO system. Not Tracy and not EPAK.
     
  15. Doc

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    The poll is somewhat misleading by listing SL-4 separately (even though I appreciate the effort to make a disitinction). If you talk to any of my students, they will all tell you they study EPAK, and only make a distinction when comparisons are necessary to explain differences in interpretations. Nevertheless, it is EPAK as explained and taught to me by Ed Parker. I understand in this medium it is necessary for the purposes of the poll, but those who actually study rarely ever read or post on any forum.

    Thanks for the recognition.
     
  16. Zoran

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    Saviano's White Tiger Kenpo.
    Parker/McSweeney lineage.
     
  17. Michael Billings

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    For those who have not been around a coon's age, they may not know the difference. I have students from both systems in my school right now. The techniques are from the 60's version -

    Inward Defense not Delayed Sword
    Outward Defense not Sword of Destruction

    Dance of Death is the same, Five Swords is the same, higher level techniques are closer to 1990 EPAC.

    Evading the Samurai instead of Glancing Lance
    or
    Stretching the Bow not Glancing Spear.

    People will not know the difference unless it is explained to them. This is not one of the "history" questions usually asked or answered here, and probably worthy of starting a new thread.

    -MB
     
  18. Nightingale

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    I don't know anything about SL 4...

    curious question...

    if your students walked into a different kenpo school, perhaps for a seminar or something, would their techniques be recognizable to other EPAK martial artists? How different is SL4 curriculum from standard EPAK?
     
  19. Doc

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    Yes. However dispersed throughout the curriculum, there are about 16 techniques whose names they would not recognized that address issues the conceptual kenpo does not.
     
  20. Nightingale

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    such as?

    :asian:

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