I read the post with Bill Chun Jr's letter and felt that I should address it and the topic of Hansuki in general.
1.Many years ago,When I originally learned the Hansuki form as it was taught in New England through Fred Villari's Original "United Studios of Self Defense" chain, It was...
It has been my honor & privilege to have known Ralph Andersen for over 16 years. I first met him in Las Vegas at the Gathering of Eagles with Grandmaster David German. I obviously knew of him through Mr. German's now worldwide famous videos/DVDS. Ralph was a "down to earth" person and...
I posted a new video for "Kempo International" explaining it's misson and goals as well as demonstrating blocking systems/sets from various kempo/kenpo styles/systems.
Go to youtube and look up "Kempo International ~Kempo Blocking Systems"
Sadly,This was placed on Jerry Poteet's facebook page: With heavy hearts, we are saddened to report that Sifu Jerry Poteet passed away last night in Los Angeles. His Flame is still burning bright now and into the future through our family, instructors, students, friends, and followers. As Sifu...
Sadly,This was placed on Jerry Poteet's facebook page:
With heavy hearts, we are saddened to report that Sifu Jerry Poteet passed away last night in Los Angeles. His Flame is still burning bright now and into the future through our family, instructors, students, friends, and followers.
First of all, Thank you for sharing the video of your performance of Short 3 both sides! It was enjoyable!
I do havea couple of constructive criticizms to assist in future performances.
I was wondering why you face the opposite direction with your extended heel palm before...
Regarding the "too many tools in the box" Plumbers don't carry just one wrench,Carpenters only one kind of nails and a hammer,"The proper tool for the proper job" the old adage goes...
But if we limit ourselves and strip away the "unessentials" then we limit our ability to use the "Z"...
Been awhile since you wrote this post,Any luck?
I have a video on youtube on the kenpo freestyle techiques from a WCAF [World Combat Arts Federation] Kenpo camp. Please check it out!
I was looking at this thread and thought I'd mention a few points:
1. It's taught against a "Front Bearhug,Arms free"
2.As Mr. Parker once stated "Boxing & wrestling are the western martial arts" so, as a amateur wrestler, why would I execute a front bearhug? Especially one with arms...
Mr. Parker was once asked "Why do people from XXX traditional style look so much better than kenpo people who hold comparable rank in the undergrade ranks?" his response "When you only have 6 letters of the alphabet to learn,then it is easier to get good at those 6 letters. But by the...
We initially stand in a "natural stance" [or as I decoratively refer to it, the "I don't know karate" stance [which,btw,Frank Trejo has used many a time to lull an opponent into a false sense of confidence] because most people who actually attack you don't "fight fair" an drop into a...
Been awhile since I've been on the boards here at MT! I had some time and was reading this thread. For the most part, I agreed with the majority of opinions,However, When I read this statement,I had to disagree. I understand the initial idea behind dealing with a "non compliant...
I see that the founder of kunga te has been proclaimed "soke" which is only fair because he must"soke" his head for it to achieve the sponge-like state to perceive all the known martial arts knowledge on this planet
Of course,once this occurs He will have to have steel straps bonded...
I read your post and let me ask you a few questions:
If you read my description of combo #4, at the point of the roundhouse kick, is your opponent's sufficiently bent over w/ right arm extended and twisted to locked position?
Is his face turned away from you rather...
2 years ago [yes this thread has been going on that long!]
There had been discussion on several of the Karazenpo Goshinjutsu/New England based kenpo/Shaolin Kempo combinations So I thought I'd mention one and go over it and see what people had to say about it and possibly supplement...
I'll look into those techniques and respond to you!
Just got real busy toward the end of august into September and haven't been able to revisit this board!
Respond to you soon!
Thx for your insights!
Thank you Dave for your input!
I knew that you might be one of the people that who explore he Tracy system in that capacity and the diverse approaches you took to catalog and categorize the various techniques.
I'll be getting back to this thread but i've been busy w/ various martial...
Sorry for not getting back to you folks,been busy getting my students ready for the Las Vegas ICMAC worldwide circuit Tournament! Brought 2 students and came home w/6 medals! Great event for Chinese martial arts and one of the few CMA events that has kenpo divisions as well!
I concur w/ Prof. Cunningham regarding the original paperwork from USSD in the 1970's and it is written as "ShoDan Qua" Island kata [form]
According to one of the early issues of the "Defender" newletter/newspaper,it relates how Fred villari was walking along a beach [perhaps in...
Two techniques that I see a family related techniques orientation are the techniques "simitar ' & "slicing dragon"
When we look at these two i see similar attacks and different ranges of motion due to natural weapons used.
There are noted base "ideal" ways for the technique to be done...
Carol noticed I'm inquisitive.YAY!
However the real question is "If I did need CPR would you give me mouth to mouth"? Why do I think it's going to end like the joke about the guy who gets bit on the groin by the rattlesnake..."What's the Dr say?" "You're gonna die." ROFLMAO!!!
Dear Dan [Danjo]
Gee why would I take antyhing from you personally? I'll put that under "things that make you go "hummm..."
I've seen you on this board for over 6 years consistantly cause controversy in the veiled guise of "discussion". There are people on these boards who actually...
I understand how you feel and if you read Mr. Tracy's blog on his website.You'll see that he is having the same approach to the material on the advanced levels. However, when you look at the system you will see several examples where you will see the obvious similarities of...
I respect your opinion in regards to how you chose to study and learn. If you are content to only study the Tracy System,COOL!
I don't ask people to be me or to attempt to comprehend how I can learn these various styles/systems. It's what I'vwe chosen to do. I simply do it...
I understand that in the Tracy system the term is not used, but if we look at the system itself,we see many similarites and differences.
A good example of a "family related technique" analogy would be to start at Chinese sword vs japanese sword.
Chinese sword "block in-chop out [lets...