The Ed Parker Historical Memorial Tribute website started and folded in 2006/2007 by Chuck Sullivan & Vic Le Roux is relaunching in a slightly modified form effective today. Link on the IKCA website. http://www.karateconnection.com
I would like to break that news that Grandmaster Kallai Griffin of Springfield, Massachusetts passed away on Friday evening. Master Griffin was a big part of the new England Kenpo scene creating some of the finest fighting Black Belts this area has known. Master Griffin was promoted to 7th and...
Working on footwork you started me on with a couple of my boys.
Natural -> Rear Bow -> NB/PAM ->RB ->Forward Bow-> Natural.
Question was raised:
Why do we measure the angles of the feet in transitional forward bow on the outside of the feet.
I went back to the video and reviewed the...
In viewing various diplomas that have been posted around the net, I've seen 3 people listed as President of the IKKA - Ed Parker, Dave Hebler, and Leilani Parker. Anyone have a listing of who held what IKKA Positions and from when to when?
Curiosity rears it's head again, I spose. :)
Anyone know where I might find a copy? I've been in contact with the gentleman that used to sell them, but the last message I got from him stating they were out of stock was two months ago, but he was having computer problems and had no ETA on a fix or restocking.
Thanks for any help :).
Question for the seniors -
There are some techniques that just wouldn't be overly valid for people to learn due to disparities in size - like some of the techniques with full nelsons for very short people vs. a very large person, etc. (Just an example - I know there are more.)
So, how do you...
Anybody who was around when the colored system was instituted - why did Mr. Parker choose to put Purple after Orange instead of the generally accepted place between blue and brown? Just wanted to be different?
I've had several pleasant discussions with Professor Conatser regarding the development of Kenpo over the years as well as Dr. Chap'el. I'm wondering how much "optional" material there is that has not been made very much aware. Several sites list the "official" requirements...
I purchased Larry Tatum's Histry & Traditions DVD as part of the When Kenpo Strikes series, but it's more of an interview of Larry's career in the arts.
What I'm looking for is a DVD with historical background information of the development of Kenpo from a historical perspective. I don't really...
I have a wholesale account with Tigerclaw who has the IKKA licensing - but the patches they offer for the IKKA ones are crap. I think I remember hearing somewhere that Dave Mondo can get a high quality replica? Anyone have any suggestions about good quality replicas I might be able to purchase...
Background information: I use the clock principle to give a point of reference. From the starting position the clock stays the same. Straight ahead is 12:00 (North), directly behind is 6:00 (South), 90 degrees left is 9:00 (West), and 90 degrees right is 3:00 (East).
LFS = Left Front Stance...
K - I searched MT and I'm brain fried atm so I'm probably not using the right search criteria. Here's the list I can recall - can anyone correct or add anything I missed please? :)
Dr. Chapel mentioned last time I got to go visit him that Tom Kelly was responsible for the original idea of the 5" bar for 5th Dan. My curiosity was the why & how it was decided on red for the stripe colors?
Trying to find out where this group is from. I've found a reference to Richard Kim as founder from San Francisco. However I've also been told it's from Kyoto, Japan. I've only been able to find a net link to the San Francisco group. Any help confirming or detracting from the existence of a Kyoto...
How many were created directly by SGM Parker and which other ones were modified or created by someone else under Parker's direction?
The only one I can speak to knowledge of is the Staff set developed by GM Sullivan. What about the rest of them?
Dude I made it down to Dr. Chapel's kicking pad again over this past weekend...Sat...to be exact. Unfortunately you weren't there...Dr. Chapel said something bout you being off writing for or making movies or something or other. I'd hoped to thank you in person for sending me the package a...