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  1. Dominic Jones

    Every day in every way my American Ch繳an-Fa is getting better and better

    Every day in every way my American Ch繳an-Fa is getting better and better
  2. Dominic Jones

    Any Kenpo in Guam??

    Thanks for the replies!! Guam is a beautiful place to be. Fairly happy I wasn`t training with the locals - nice people but they are built! Back in Japan now - need to get more practice in. Cheers Dom :-)
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    Any Kenpo in Guam??

    Hello all I`m off tomorrow to Guam for a weeks holiday. If you know any kenpo schools on the Island please let me know. Cheers Dominic
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    step thru punch defence

    Originally Posted by Drag'n 1.5h hours by shinkansen (bullet train) its possible to get a cheap weekend return ticket (including hotel) for 20,000yen. By bike follow the Tohoku Expressway northwards its about 460km. Sendai is next to Matsushima- regarded as one of the three most...
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    step thru punch defence

    Hi Drag'n said Sendai is a cool city only 1.5hrs north of Tokyo, come up anytime and train. As well as running a Kenpo Club i also own a bar :) Cheers Dom :asian: PS. Thanks Jonah for remembering me :)
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    Contacting John Stevens in Sendai, Japan

    Hi All I live in Sendai Japan and would like to contact John Stevens-respected Aikido Instructor I believe. Can anybody point the way to his website or email or postal address. thank you Dominic Jones :asian:
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    famous stories of Samurai

    Hi all I am interested in reading stories of famous samurai. For example: the 47 Ronin Please tell me of links you have to online stories/articles. cheers Dominic :asian:
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    Thrusting Inward Blocks

    Doc could you expand on what the proper context for a thrusting inward block is. Thank you. Could it be when the thrusting block to the arm continues into a thrust punch to the head as in the tecnique DARTING MACE - or do you still use a hammering inward block and then graft into the...
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    Q an A

    Thanks for the swift and knowledgable response GD. It was the first time for me to see the code with an attached description. Very cool. Do you have all of the freestyle techniques written out? Cheers Dom Sendai Kenpo :asian:
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    Q an A

    Hi GD I was looking through the freestyle techniques and got stumped on this one. Can you crack this code for me? BPTDH Using the codes I know: B is the base move P is a punch T,D or TD is unknown?? :idunno: H is a palm heel Also could you check my understanding of the...
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    Why is EPAK so hard to find in England???

    Hi Simon As Johah said, i have tried to ID most of the Kenpo clubs in England and Wales (over 70 clubs). You are right in saying that they are concentrated towards the South West of England, since that`s where Kenpo first arrived (Swindon in 1966...I believe). However there are Kenpo clubs...
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    Psychology of Confrontation Theory

    Hi All I`ve finally got round to posting my thoughts on the 5 books I recommened. I`ll start in reverse order: The Gift of Fear by Gavin be Becker - A review by Dominic Jones This book (ISBN: 0440226198) is primarily aimed at women wanting to avoid being the target of violent...
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    current EPAK instructors

    To all students and Instructors I teach American Kenpo Karate (24 techniques per level) to a small club based in Japan. I have about 12 students at the moment who train once or twice a week. There are no private lessons outside of the class. The joy and curse of kenpo is the amount of...
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    Group or Private Classes

    Hi all I was wondering how different clubs organise their training sessions in different parts of the world? Private class, seperate grade level group class, Beginner/Intermediate/Senior group Class, multi grade group class- I wanted to make a poll but couldn`t find the button :-( I...
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    Psychology of Confrontation Theory

    I'm off on holiday for a few days. I'll follow up with my thoughts on the first five references; directly (as they say in Cornwall). Interesting so far... Cheer Dom :asian:
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    Psychology of Confrontation Theory

    Dr Ron Chapel recently talked about the 4 Stages of Range. When talking of the 1 Stage (Out of Range/Contact) he mentioned that it has a sub-category called Psychology of Confrontation Theory. In my opinion important information regarding Stage 1 (Out of Range/Contact) includes the...
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    Kenpo Contact Manipulation

    Hi Dr Chapel talked about each Stage of Contact/Range having increasing numbers of sub-category(s) as the range decreases. That is, Stage 1 has 1 sub-category; Stage 2 has 2 or more sub-categories; Stage 3 has 3 or more sub-categories Stage 4 has 4 or more categories. Does each individual...
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    Doc Chap矇l In England

    Hi Dr Chap矇l Looking forward to learning from you. Regards Dominic:asian:
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    How we learn (and teach)

    Hello How to teach and how students learn is fascinating. Great topic. There is a lot of information about how students teach and different ways to teach. I teach English and find the more I learn about Education the more it is applicable to how I teach kenpo. One interesting man was...
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    Labelled sword diagram

    Thanks for those websites.:) In my second lesson, I found out that I would be learning toyama Ryu; the sword fighting techniques of the Japanese Army WWII era. Enjoying learning around the sword. :) . Cheers Dom:asian:
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    Labelled sword diagram

    Hi all I am starting to learn japanese sword fighting. Can you suggest any webpages where I can find lablled diagrams of sword and sword parts. In fact any webpages with a history of japanese swords would be great. I held my instructors sword on my first lesson. It was heavy:). is...
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    Between Brown & Black

    Looking to the future. I believe that Mr Kevin Mills from England will have the greatest impact on my ;) (EPAK) Kenpo training over the next 10 years. His dedication to Kenpo regulary involves travelling to far parts of the world (Japan-last week, America-this week, back to England the...
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    Mr Mills in Japan

    Very happy that Mr Kevin Mills 7th Black and Mr Gary Courtnay 3rd Black will arrive in Japan tomorrow. The Sendai Kenpo Club is privileged to have such quality EPAK Instructors coming to Japan. I`ll post a review of their trip and seminars later. Looking forward to next few days. I...
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    EPAK - Current Rank & Time in the System

    3rd Degree Black 15 years in; 12 years at. I guess 3 years thinking about kenpo doesn`t count;). Cheers Dom
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    Active Isolated Stretching

    Have you tried Active isolated stretching in your class and was they sucessful? AI Stretching,1300,1-78-80-567,FF.html?site=RunnersWorld Follow these steps in performing each stretch: Contract the muscle group opposite the area you're stretching...
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    Disadvantages of Kenpo?

    I recently took 3 of my students up to an open tournament. They competed in the forms and the sparring. For two of them it was their first tournament. They had a great time, enjoying the spectacular kicks, Ninjitsu demonstrations etc. They were of course nervous before entering their...
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    How to attack-the missing information

    Hello all When talking about self defence techniques, the following statements are often heard: Understanding the attack is critical. If you don癒礎t understand how people attack you won癒礎t recognize when they are attacking you. The technique is based on the how the attacker reacts...
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    Gripping Talon - Blue 20 EPAK

    If the attacker has only grabbed your wrist; why not just kick them. Short and Sweet. Cheers Dom:asian: (From Thanks) Gripping Talon (Front- Left Hand Direct Wrist Grab) 1. An attacker at 12 o'clock grabs your right wrist with their left hand. 2. Step your right...
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    DISCARD Encounter With Danger et. al.

    A few years ago, June 1999 I think. GM Larry Tatum came to Exeter, England to give a 2 day seminar. On the second day he told us how he was getting his high grade students to apply their existing knowledge of kenpo to the ground. At first they struggled but soon saw the light. He...
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    How combat stress effects the body

    Dear all I am interested in how the body reacts to combat situations. Some authors call the body`s reaction the Adrenal dumpE Survival Stress Reaction (SRR)E(Any other terms for it?) Follow the link to Darren Laur's article The Anatomy Of Fear And How It Relates To Survival Skills...