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  1. Kembudo-Kai Kempoka

    Universal Kenpo

    My teacher of about 14 years started in KeMpo in England and Australia in the late 60's and early 70's, lateraled to a Tracy garage school for a spell, then to Parker kenpo, then moved to Hawaii for several years to get his black belt from Professor Chow; then moved to Japan for a spell, to...
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    Do you know your Kenpo lineage?

    True, AND he did his studies to GET to his black belt in KENPO, under Mr. Tatum. Even if he got picked up by Mr. P after that, the main guy who taught him most of the corpus of the kenpo system was NOT Mr. P. It seems good form, IMO, to mention those along the way. I have some past teachers I'm...
  3. Kembudo-Kai Kempoka

    Do you know your Kenpo lineage?

    Required and Elegant = 2 different animals.
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    Do you know your Kenpo lineage?

    Missing Mr. Tatum's tenure as the hands-on teacher for most of Mr. Speakman's kenpo-learning career.
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    IKKA Red belt

    Some of David Germans lineages inserted a red belt between green and brown, as a "side-step" away from the kenpo-ish cirriculum, to focus on grappling and bagwork/focus pad work/makiwara. The cert captioned above is signed by Jim Fredericks; he might be the best guy to contact, in order to ask...
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    Too Intellectual????

    Right. Good time to shoot on someone, or slug them in the back of the neck or head.
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    Too Intellectual????

    Very likely. We have a plethora of MMA gyms in the area. Heck, I ran one in the mid-nineties. The guys around here happily refer to kenpo as a TMA, which I find ironic. Mr. Parkers black belts used to be excluded from TMA tournaments. One of my favorite stories from the early days. The JMA...
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    Too Intellectual????

    Sure. The MMA propensity towards calling kenpo a TMA is patently ludicrous. MMA is a blend of recent and older fighting art approaches. So is kenpo. MMA, because of the level of athleticism required to prepare for the ring, views the rest of the "unconditioned" martial arts world as being as...
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    Too Intellectual????

    The cycle of Life... empires rise, ebb, flow, and decline. With the years left to me, I hope to share my model of kenpo with a few more people before I die... hopefully, a few people who will pass it on. I am -- as with so many things -- of two minds about martial conduct in places like forums...
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    Scientific Study Says People Are Too Stupid for Democracy

    I have always despised the idea that anyone in the US can vote, and have that vote cancel out the thought-out and informed perspectives of politically astute persons, merely by turning 18 years of age. "Average" intelligence and education has plummeted in the US over the last 50, 75, 100...
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    Scientific Study Says People Are Too Stupid for Democracy

    As one trained in psychology, I agree ;)
  12. Kembudo-Kai Kempoka

    Looking for Master Sam Tendencia

    For some reason, Master Sam is heavy on my mind today. It was good to revisit these.
  13. Kembudo-Kai Kempoka

    primal diet

    Fun Stuff. Carol -- glad to hear you're creating excellent results! I do the PowerPoint presentations for a Type-2 Diabetes reversal group in So Cal. We use bloodwork as the measure of success, and to tell us what to work on. And we use a Functional Medicine approach to restore normality to the...
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    Club Defense: Kenpo And Non Kenpo

    Yes. The permitted intensity of the training model. Lotta kenpo out there trained at gentlemens distances, on gentlemens terms. Not one is busting out a bunch of hairy testosterone, and bull-rushing the other guy -- either the attacker, or the defender. Turn the the intensity about 80%, maintain...
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    Debut of Christian Kempo!

    There is another obvious aspect from a Libertarian POV... if you dont wanna play in that sandbox, then don't. EZ. It works for Chris, for his crew, and that's all it needs to work for. Perspective, position, etc.
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    Dr. Dave and Orbits

    You are correct, and the dissociation is an intentional one, allowing the feet to be contending with one attacker, while the hands contend with another, all while flying like a crazed kamikaze through the arena of multiple opponents. Not saying I agree with it, but he was the boss, so we did it...
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    Dr. Dave and Orbits

    Movement from gross, to subtle.
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    Dr. Dave and Orbits

    See? I disagree with that interp/purpose of SF1, right off the bat. White Belt form, white belt foot maneuvers, entry level basics. Swinging is the end goal, but should be introduced during a revisitation of the White Belt material, at a later date. At first, a simple step-through to the rear...
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    Dr. Dave and Orbits

    Hadn't seen this. In those vids, I intentionally violated floor-up power generation from rooted stance, in both methods. My intent was to illustrate how a point of origin can be found in a number of outer perimeter nodal points, using different C&P. It was, by design, arms and a little bit of...
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    AK Yellow Belt Tech

    Hi Chris! Before the Yellow cirriculum got canonized, the 32-thechs-per-belt didn't have yellow. You went from White to Orange. That's what I came up under... learned the Yellow cirriculum after I already got my black. People were talking about these "new" techs, and I had to go back and...
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    What is Kenpo? How do we define it?

    Thanks again. And I completely agree. Lotsa kenpo folk talk about generatig power in their blows from torso rotation, but don't move their torso's. I am reminded -- whenever see people splitting their mass in punches, instead of creating unified forces -- of shot-putters, javeline throwers, and...
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    What is Kenpo? How do we define it?

    Thank you for responding, Sir. As you know, a lot of the Seniors don't reply on these boards, for one reason or another, so I am grateful that you have. I continually flip-flop in my mind about tailoring as an overused concept. There are performance parameters which represent, in my mind, an...
  23. Kembudo-Kai Kempoka

    The machine begins to target Trump

    My relatives from Texas and Oklahoma have a saying I just love, and think of in situations like this: "Just cuz they say it, doesn't make it so." Kind of applies to the smear of rhetorical stain emanating from both sides of the aisle.
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    The machine begins to target Trump

    You beat me to it.
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    What is Kenpo? How do we define it?

    The back and forth with ATACX on the forums has brought this up for me again. Saying, "You'll know it when you see it" seemed a bit weak, but also true. Mr. Parker moved with blazing speed, through movements that encompassed circular paths, semi-circular paths, and straight ones. His moves...
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    Technique Discussion: Lone Kimono & Twin Kimono

    Ya know... I met Doc on this very forum, about ten years ago. He is the only kenpoist I know if who gets more geeky about correct biomechanics than I do. I ain't nearly on his mat enough, first cuzza being too far away, now cuzza trying to feed my family before the savings runs out. But, in...
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    Technique Discussion: Lone Kimono & Twin Kimono

    Sorry, but you are clearly incorrect, and it's OK, as long as you can justify it in your own mind. The Ideal Phase serves a purpose within the system, as per Mr. Parker himself. It is to encapsulate the application of basics as expressions of the concepts and principles of motion. They are...
  28. Kembudo-Kai Kempoka

    Sitting...bad

    Volvo and SAAB both did some rather extensive research into the effects of prolonged position on health, as related to cutting healthcare and injury treatment costs for their workers. When they plugged some buncha numbers into the machine, both found -- independently of the other -- that sitting...
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    Technique Discussion: Lone Kimono & Twin Kimono

    Just registered this... sorry for not responding earlier. Sitting here, reading it, particularly this part: "The IP is inferior to the Functional Method because it isn't trained functionally,against real time resistance energy and motion.Therefore the functional expression of a Kenpo technique...
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    IP Techniques: Do We Need Them?

    This is for Ras, and others... targeting both sides of the fence. There is an old saying in strategic planning -- the monolith is unstable. Meaning, no one prespective is completly correct. I have prolly 8+ years or more training in JKD under some pretty good guys; some buncha years training...
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