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    Fence/shell/pike

    It was a bit sloppy, yes. If you watch, the orange belt starts attacking me while I'm still talking. Caught me a bit off guard (like real life), which is why you hear me laughing as I do the pike. The vid was meant to be a short introduction, not an encyclopedic compendium. The fence is all...
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    Defensive spin applications

    It does take some steps, but you can see from the vid that it can be done fast. The spin is done by the time opponent realizes what's happened. Back exposure is minimal because I'm not stopping in the middle, similar to the crocodile rolls used in BJJ. Is my back exposed? Technically yes, but...
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    Fence/shell/pike

    Ok......? I'm not stuck on underhooks AND sprawl. Apparently you guys are. I don't have time to search youtube for EXACTLY what you guys want. It is in BJ Penn's Mixed Martial Arts:The Book of Knowledge, in the Countering The Takedown section page 72. Feel free to tell him how wrong he is...
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    Defensive spin applications

    I'm not talking about spinning in place. If you watch the video, I end up to the side and/or behind the attacker. Most of the spins are used because some is trying to get *my* back. The standard RNC defense is to turn in against the choke. Crocodile roll against someone trying to trap your...
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    Fence/shell/pike

    Lots of examples of underhooks in the UFC, espcially against the cage. Here's 2 I found right away : First minute or as Shane pushes Frank back to the cage. about 5 minutes in, Cerrone uses it against Henderson. Really tons of them dude, feel free to check for yourself.
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    Fence/shell/pike

    Or you can watch the UFC. ;) Like I said, it won't work all the time, but it's not terribly difficult to get, either. I'm not saying I could stop a Jon Jones or Frankie Edgar takedown, but it can work against the average person/martial artist.
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    Defensive spin applications

    In a technical sense it is giving up your back, but again, the momentum of the spin is going to make it very difficult for anyone to hold on or get a clean hit on you. If they try to hang on to your clothes, they will risk breaking their fingers.
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    Fence/shell/pike

    It depends on the attempt. Sometimes I just sprawl on their head or shoulders, to flatten them out. If they get in deep, and there's nothing behind me, I might use over/under or double overs. If I can catch them early, or they push me into something, then I would try to get double unders, and...
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    Fence/shell/pike

    Thnak you Buka. Drop bear, I like overhooks with sprawl, too, but I find that underhooks work better to keep it standing. BJ Penn's book changed my mind in that regard. Works well.
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    Fence/shell/pike

    It's very effective actually. Remember that in the fence, I'm ready for you. It's much better than most kenpo techniques that begin with the hands down. I also teach sprawl/underhooks off of the fence, so no, you're not going to double leg someone easily off of that. Fence is based off of...
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    Defensive spin applications

    In what way? It's actually very hard for the opponent to stop you or hit you clean in a spin. I'm certainly not talking about leading with offensive spinning techniques. That is a bad idea, imho. I use all of these in sparring, and in other resistant scenarios.
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    Fence/shell/pike

    A short vid showing use of the fence/shell/pike progression for self defense and control. The fence is a very useful tool in allowing other techniques to be set up, and for not allowing the opponent a chance to surprise you.
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    Defensive spin applications

    Short vid describing some uses of spins as a defensive mechanism.
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    IKKA Red belt

    I was an advanced green belt as well, briefly. It was transitioned into the red belt, per the IKKA, so I remember, although that may not have been what really happened. Mr Frederick's school stopped using the red belt some time ago, and went to the 24 technique system out of the Infinite Insights.
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    IKKA Red belt

    Here's a picture of the belt and the certificate.
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    IKKA Red belt

    Fair enough, I don't think it existed for long. I'm pretty certain it did replace the advanced green belt, though. Does anyone remember what happened to that rank?
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    IKKA Red belt

    Hi guys, apologies if this has been covered already, but I couldn't find anything via search. Can anyone tell me anything about the red belt level that existed in the IKKA in the early 1990's? I actually was one at that time, but my old senile brain no longer remembers exactly how it came about...
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    First Submission to Learn

    Hi Julian. BJJ is a very complex art with many submissions you can do from guard. They can all be effective a) with enough practice and b) in the right situation. Different people are going to favor different submissions based on their attributes, exposure to the technique, and aptitude. So you...
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    Mount escapes?

    In BJJ, we are shown to trap the opponent's ankle, so that they can't post out and stop the roll. It can be done without, but it's more difficult, IMHO.
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    Kenpo and Boxing

    I think part of the problem is viewpoint. Some people here are viewing their martial arts training in a broad, non art-specific context. In that view, there is nothing wrong with adding valuable assets from other styles, because the goal is not to improve XYZ style, but to improve the martial...
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    Body Shifting and the Crescent Step

    That is pretty much re-stating what I wrote. :)
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    Body Shifting and the Crescent Step

    I was taught the crescent step way back in EPAK (anyone remember the box-step exercise? LOL). It can be useful in close quarters, but very inefficient at longer ranges, IMHO. I don't believe it has any mechanical adavantages over regular, linear stepping (head-bobbing and the like are poor form...
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    American Kenpo or just Kenpo in MMA.

    Kenpo can work fine as part of an MMA skillset. I don't compete, but I have dipped a toe into MMA waters, to see how things work there. EPAK has worked very well for me in stand-up, and I see no reason that it wouldn't work in the same capacity for anyone else.
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    Lesnar vs. Carwin

    Great fight. I thought Carwin was going to have this one in the bag, by virtue of his out-striking Lesnar so bad in the first round: http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/7/4/1552327/fightmetric-report-for-brock Brock did a great job of defending on the ground, blocking most of the worst shots...
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    Kenpo and Boxing

    Hmmm. I'm not sure that makes sense. If they've taken aspects of boxing, they would have had to have learned some boxing along the way, yes? I think I actually get what you're saying, but it seems like you're splitting hairs, IMHO. Heh, you are indeed taking my statement totally literally, and...
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    Kenpo and Boxing

    Ok, but that's fairly undefined. In the scope of this thread, one might use boxing as a vehicle or method in which to improve one's kenpo. What would you recommend? I personally would (and did) add MMA training methodology to my kenpo, with good results. Not disagreeing, but it doesn't sound...
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    Kenpo and Boxing

    Yes, we agree. Agreed, again. Yes, but I didn't say it couldn't be done - I said it wasn't meaningful to do so. The smaller repetoire of boxing can be as much or more effective than kenpo if the kenpo person's training methodology is not as effective as boxing's. This goes back to your...
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    Kenpo and Boxing

    Quote by Danjo - The advantage boxers have in the ring is the same one on the street - speed, strength, timing and accuracy that come from resistant training. I don't think it's possible to meaningfully seperate training from training methods. If either one is deficient, the practitioner will...
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    Kenpo and Boxing

    In theory, kenpo is just as good as boxing as far as hand strikes, with a wider available palette. In practice, many kenpo schools do not do enough resistant training to make most of what they know. This does give most boxers (and boxing by default) a practical edge, in reality. But it is an...
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    Putting On Your Personal Touch

    I always taught the material as it was written in Mr Parker's manuals. But I would modify techniques at will if I needed to, to make them work. Not only is my build and abilities different from my teachers, but so are my opponent's. Adaptation is key, but so is consistent teaching.
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