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    Training with Haumea Tiny Lefiti

    I came across this write up by a student of Tiny Lefiti. Tiny was a student training in Mok Gar from Art Wong. It is know that Ed Parker also trained in Mok Gar with Art Wong and that Tiny had a big influence on Mr Parker. Some have even claimed that Tiny, also a Hawaiian boy, was at one point...
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    Korean War Massacres Sanctioned By U.S. Officers

    I'm not exactly sure what you point is in this. I know it is an old post which I came upon by accident researhing something else. But let me tell you as cold as it may seem, I don't care! My sisters father was a WWll combat vet and hero. 2 purple hearts and bronze star- captured by the...
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    Reading Parker's Infinite Insights

    Don't get discouraged. Every time I read mine I find something new in each volume.
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    moving puzzle mats

    What they do not tell you about puzzle mats is that over time, the microscopic air chambers inside the mats break down with use so eventually these mats squish out. Heat will also expand them if you are in a hot environment and your AC breaks down. Framing works for a while but once your mats...
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    Need helpful info on Kenpo Schools Ft. Lauderdale

    This guy ripped a friend of mine off for a lot of money. Has anyone else been taken? We're contacting the attorney general. If you paid tuitions in full only to have him close without notice within a few weeks of paying him, contact me through MT.
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    Seal Marcus Luttrell

    MAIA is advertising for the upcoming SuperShow 2010'. One of the schdeuled speakers is supposed to be former U.S. Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, author of the book "Lone Survivor". MAIA identifies Luttrell as being a 4th degree black belt. Does anyone know what art he holds a 4th black in?
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    11 yr old Kenpo Student mother murdered

    11 yr old Jr. Blk Belt Jamie Cates with her throat slit was able to crawl to a phone and call 911. Her mother lay dead in another room. Jamie is a Jr. Blk Belt at Mont Vernon Karate Studio, an EP Kenpo school in Mont Vernon, NH. Her instructor is Jim Peacock of the Steve White, Lee Wedlake...
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    FMAT: Captain Chris

    He claims to have been a professional educator in the New Jersey public school system. This claim should be able to be verified. Is anyone on here from N.J. that can verify this claim?
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    I just heard from someone ranked in "American Freestyle Kenpo". What the heck is American Freestyle Kenpo? I asked this person that question and the answer I got was "we basically do the same techniques that you do"? So, what the heck does that mean? Teej
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    Good Morning Pam. I found you on here? I am excited! I have not been on MT for a while. I made a...

    Good Morning Pam. I found you on here? I am excited! I have not been on MT for a while. I made a post and BAM - I was promoted from grn to BLUE belt on MT. :) I hope all is well. Did you make it to church yesterday? Tim
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    KT:4 bow stances

    Reverse Bow, Ex, in circling wing- after the upward elbow strike to the chin, you continue the upward motion go into a reverse bow as you hit the opponent with a hammer fist to his groin. As to the point of which are worth discussing, that is someones opinion and we all have that. Explore...
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    Hi, I may be wrong but don't you have Lee Wedlake up at your school conducting seminars? Could...

    Hi, I may be wrong but don't you have Lee Wedlake up at your school conducting seminars? Could be another Conn school but if not, ask him next time about doing 5 swords with 2 knife hand blocks. I have seen many in the N.E. doing it the way you do. Respectfully Tim
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    How do you teach kids self-defense techs?

    For me with my kids curriculm, I change all dangerous strikes. Ex. any chops to the neck become backfists, pokes to the eyes become heel palms. When they older and more responsible, it is easy to change the weapons to the adult version. As for the actual technique, I give the kids shorter...
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    Kenpo VS Krav Maga?

    The Rabbi I know that frequently travels over has the opinion that their knife stuff is outdated. [he is a kali instructor] so when he is there, he trains with their special forces specifically knife stuff. And they do have alot of different backgrounds that they train with. I just heard from...
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    Kenpo VS Krav Maga?

    Not to get off the subject and not to start any arguments, I would like to post a very reliable opinion concerning Krav Maga taught in the US. I know a man that travels atleast twice if not more per year to Israel. Besides being a Rabbi, he is a Kali instructor. He told me that the Krav Maga...
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    CNN - martial arts segment

    He did tell me it was going to be sold to CNN, Public Television, Overseas and go to the Internet such as YouTube. They are supposed to be located in Boca Raton, FL and said it is a one day shoot there. They will travel to any school in S. FL. but you have to cover travel. They will travel to...
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    CNN - martial arts segment

    Received a call from a gentleman claiming to the producer for Hugh Downs. He claimed they are planning a series on the "Future of Martial Arts in America". They will be covering various arts shooting 3-5 minute clips to be shown here in the US, overseas, and on the web. However; to be included...
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    I was watching a bo-flex commercial and there was a fast 3 second shot of the guys back while he was using the machine. It sure looked like the guy had the EP kenpo crest tattoo'd in the middle of his back. I haven't seen the commercial again yet to look again. Anyone else notice it or know who...
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    Kenpo VS Krav Maga?

    Krav Maga does not have anything in it that we do not have in Kenpo. So what is the difference? Presentation. The "techniques" are a teaching model for teaching the body motion and only that. Yes, under the ideal situation the techniques can work as taught from point A-Z, or first taught move...
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    What ever happened to Ron Marek?

    Interesting is that I have been receiving e-mails lately to join his IKKF organization. His web site has a Sept. 91' IKKA news letter listing supposedly all of Mr. Parkers black belts 3 months prior to SGM Parkers passing. Although there are many names I know listed on this list, I find it...
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    Head punches

    Not a Kenpo question, but I know one of you will have an answer. What is the reasoning behind the Koreans and Japanese not allowing punches to the head but allowing kicks to the head? Being two different countries or governing bodies, do they have different reasons for not allowing head...
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    Weapon Techniques

    In the class room you are taught in the "ideal" phase. ie, the attacker is attacking with this foot forward and attacking with this arm in such a manner, etc. As a 3rd brown I am sure you are familiar with the 3 phases of combat that Ed Parker taught. From learning a specific technique this...
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    Looking for instructor in atlanta

    Some of the above school information is way out of date. However; for Ed Parker American Kenpo instruction, I highly recommend Keith Mathews. His school is a little N. of Atlanta. Teej
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    Weapon Techniques

    I appologize completely as I assumed your were an Ed Parker Kenpo black belt teaching the EP system. Thinking you were an EP kenpo instructor, I was trying to help you understand the thinking behind the commercial model teaching. I do not agree with all of it either, but I understand the...
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    Weapon Techniques

    Again, I can't stress enough that EP kenpo techniques are a puzzle, they are ideas to be studied, broken apart to find the lessons to be learned. Are you forgetting these principles: To any given base, whether it is a single move or a series of movements, you can: Prefix it - add a move or...
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    Weapon Techniques

    Although "crap" is a tad harsh, I honestly agree with your thinking but as I progressed in rank and was taught by better instructors I was made to understand the system more. This "technique teaching method" of EP kenpo is the "commercialized" version and it has caused a lot of misunderstanding...
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    Weapon Techniques

    You are not supposed to face a student and tell them they are supposed to do a certain technique if someone does a certain thing. As an instructor you provide options for each individual student. The EP kenpo technique is strictly a teaching tool. Too many instructors out there do not understand...
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    Weapon Techniques

    YES!!! you understand.......Thank you
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    Weapon Techniques

    You are thinking in a way that has crippled American Kenpo and that is that we are a "technique based system". Meaning if someone does this, you have to do this tecnique or that technique. If someone has a knife and attacks me this way the student is suppose to do raining lance, if the attack is...
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    What is "the entire system" ?

    There are so many out there now doing there own thing that 1st degree black belt kenpo requirements vary from instructor to instructor or from association to association. [keep in mind that kenpo is about body mechanics, not about the number of techniques or forms one knows] Years ago...