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    East Coast Workout Anyone?

    Ok its January we started talking about an east coast workout back in July. Lets make it happen. I'm looking for those who would truely be interested to travel to others schools and to host a workout where you are. Lets start by giving our city and state so the first workout can be as...
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    Is "the system" more then the sum of its parts

    "I agree :) asides : not ALL our combos are changed! We still do the same #6 :D :D LOL and many more I'm sure but is "the system" just "the techniques"? Or is it more? sorry, wrong thread for that :)" Davidcc This is from another thread and thought David was right, deserved its own thread...
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    The war on rank

    When asked about rank most martial artists will say that rank doesn't matter it is the skill of the student/instructor whom ever. Yet all the boards, lots of the threads and many of the posts all revolve around somebody being upset that so and so has this rank from that person or an honorary...
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    How do YOU teach control?

    I'm curious how others teach control. I have a student who just will/can not control themselves on a regular basis. Some days are better then others. I have gotten several complaints from other parents saying that this particular student is out to hurt people. Now, this is not a bully...
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    short comings of Ken/mpo

    First off this didn't have to be about Kenpo it could be about any art but since I study Kenpo thats what it is about. Every art has it's short comings or things they don't deal with well or at all. What do you feel the short comings of Kenpo / Kempo are? I'll start. I feel that skk is...
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    When does reactionary positioning become too hollywood?

    I think the title says it all but there have been quite a few discussions in and around the idea of reaction from your uke being hit. Some have no reaction and some move like they were just hit with a sledge hammer. So my question for discussion is when do we enter reality and at what point do...
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    short clip on grafting skk and ak techniques

    Hi folks, A student of mine taped this for me as a test run on some up coming projects. I wanted to post this up for discussion. Please understand this was a 1 min. test video and I could have spent the entire 10 min easy going over this technique, but other than that I would love to hear...
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    How do you rate Black Belts?

    Many posts revolve around time in grade or years of study, but what about skill level? When you walk in a room of Black Belts or just martial artist for that matter, how do you measure up? The question I pose is this what do you think makes a Black Belt? No times in grade or combo #482, but...
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