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  1. Doc

    Help on Chow Research

    Dam you.
  2. Doc

    Two Man Set

    And it never fails to come true.
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    Two Man Set

    That's because it didn't make sense and had horrible mechanics. Tiger and Crane was another story sir.
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    Two Man Set

    The Two-Man Set also known as "The Black Belt Set" initially, originally appeared in "Secrets of Chinese Karate" published in 1963. This was during Mr. Parker's Chinese Kenpo period under Sifu Ark Wong, when the only significant form was the Hung Gar version of "Tiger and the Crane," while other...
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    Where is systema going to be in 10 years ?

    On the same list with all the other "fads." Guys like Martin Wheeler are great martial artist with or without "systema," not because of it. I've lived long enough to see all the fads come and go, and they all have one thing in common; its about "selling" the martial arts, not the arts...
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    Who will impact EPAK the most in the next 10 years?

    Well, it's been more than 10 years and we now have the answer - nobody. That's not to say there aren't some good people doing good things, but those are good people who are doing goods things with kenpo being a conduit to help serve their communities, like my good friend Bob White and his wife...
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    IKKA Red belt

    Congratulations ?
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    "Original" EPAK techniques?

    See, once again you leave me with nothin'. :)
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    IKKA Red belt

    Are you kidding? In my tenure with the Old Man, I don't think I ever saw anyone that followed the "suggested" curriculum completely. As he added material or changed material, most just kept doing what they learned before, the way they wanted to do it. Many schools still teach the "original"...
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    "Original" EPAK techniques?

    It would have been nice if you had left me some room for a reply, instead of covering the topic so thoroughly that - "I got nothin' ":)
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    IKKA Red belt

    Mr. Parker never used a red belt in any of his curriculum to my knowledge ever, and especially that late in his teaching. The diploma is an underbelt diploma with Mr. Parker's named "stamped" on the left side not signed. These diplomas were issued to some instructors to administer underbelt...
  12. Doc

    What Patch do you use?

    It is my understanding he never stopped studying with Sifu Wong from the moment they first met around 1961, until Sifu's death in 1987.
  13. Doc

    What Patch do you use?

    One question: "What color is the tiger?"
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    What Patch do you use?

    While my instructor was alive I wore his Crest Patch, even though I hated it. Not because of its design, but because of its execution. The original patch was made by a company called "Standard Swiss Embroidery," located on 4800 block of south Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. When the original...
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    "Original" EPAK techniques?

    Well, no reason for me to say anything. You quite accurately said it all sir. :)
  16. Doc

    Mr. Parker said

    "The mind is like a parachute, it only works when it's open."
  17. Doc

    Physical Response to Groin Shots

    There's an anatomical difference in describing a response to getting hit in the groin. The actual response is as we have discussed and as you have determined from your own experience, cup or no cup. In point of fact, you can produce the same results without contact of any kind as Proprioceptive...
  18. Doc

    Yellow/Orange Belt Attacks (Catalysts)

    Yeah, well it looks like Bob won that round.
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    Yellow/Orange Belt Attacks (Catalysts)

    Good point, but I was referring to the stripes. People much worse than he are wearing black belts. Who am I to judge, but yipes stripes. To many incompetent teachers wearing too much red. I have no problem with a guy wearing a black belt if he can take care of himself. But the truth is, a whole...
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    Yellow/Orange Belt Attacks (Catalysts)

    I never anyone should give back their black belt, but teaching is another issue. Oh, and just because someone's been "teaching" for 23 years, doesn't mean it been good. It just means for 23 years they found someone who thinks they can teach. Not hard with new students.
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    Yellow/Orange Belt Attacks (Catalysts)

    Hey, you're not the one to always say things like that, I am. Stop trying to steal my criticism. Oh well, we can share.
  22. Doc

    Kenpo Syllabus?

    I suggest you contact Rich Hale, who has the most comprehensive workbook of the Kenpo Karate System in great detail on computer disc. richhale@pacifickenpo.com
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    Kempo karate?

    An unintentional good example perhaps? Spaghetti is sorta Italian for Chinese noodles which were first. Much like Kempo is Japanese for Chuanfa - Kenpo.
  24. Doc

    Club Defense: Kenpo And Non Kenpo

    You're not Doc? Wait! Uh, never mind I need some rest.
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    Club Defense: Kenpo And Non Kenpo

    Some are confusing the light whipping rattan "sticks" for the "bludgeons" the techniques are supposed to work against.
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    Club Defense: Kenpo And Non Kenpo

    You covered it pretty well. I've found in Kenpo Karate many have "techniques" they think they know, and reverse engineer the attack to fit what they want to do, instead of solve the real problem of the attack itself. That is a staple of the "Two-Guys doing Kenpo" franchise videos we see all the...
  27. Doc

    Female anatomy and rear chokes

    It also might be a good idea to define what it is we are attempting to do, because the varying methods require different mechanics and execution. Simply; "A choke stifles oxygenation through restrictions of air flow, a strangle stifles oxygenation through restrictions of blood flow." - Doc
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    Debut of Christian Kempo!

    Agreed. Just from the beginning the basic stances, as I understand them, are wrong or poorly executed. The method displayed for moving the feet and transitioning between poor stance to poor stance is also contrary to proper mechanics to attain and maintain structure, and I'm being "kind."
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    Debut of Christian Kempo!

    I am speechless.
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