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    Analysis on forms

    There are some styles that focus on forms and supplement with techniques, like kung fu. Then there are other styles that focus on techniques and supplement with forms, like kenpo. In my opinion, the techniques that you learn in the forms (depending of course on your style of kenpo) are merely a...
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    Whats missing...what should be taken away...

    I'm in the process of developing my own style. I enjoy the delivery process that kenpo has. I enjoy the foundation it creates along with the perspective it gives an individual. I am a 4th degree black belt in kenpo and I have my own ideas on what I want to add and subtract. But until I register...
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    Whats missing...what should be taken away...

    I wanted to get other individual's point of view on what they believe is either missing in kenpo or what they believe is a waste of time (or something that can be done better) to learn. Some of the missing things we have seen with kenpo 5.0 and SL4...feel free to talk about them and other...
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    Passing the Horizen

    After thinking it over a while I think the name comes from passing your hand over the horizon (almost like passing your hand over a pet) This happens when your turning over the opponent to expose the ribs. I guess that's why "retreating from the horizon" steps away from the opponent as your...
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    Passing the Horizen

    There is also Retreating from the horizon and Diving/driving hawk which are different variations of passing the horizon.....personally I enjoyed "retreating from the horizon" but found "diving hawk" to be repetative.
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    Yip man the Movie

    Sorry didn't know there was another thread.....but yeah the version I have is just chinese no subtitles or anything ...but np I learned mandarin 2 yrs ago so I get by w/o the subtitles
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    Fight story or just something cool that happened

    ha......lmao, good one guy. And I can blast wombats on my speeder
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    Yip man the Movie

    Anyone see the movie "Yip Man" donnie yen stars in it .......sooo good!! I got it from a friend the other day only drawback is that it is in chinese.
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    Fight story or just something cool that happened

    Seems like no one wants to share ....oh well
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    bowing to buddah variations

    I learned bowing to buddha for a right knee and the technique starts down on one knee but we execute a downward forearm immediatly followed by an inward block almost like making "J" letter in the air. then we follow with the claw, upward elbow, groin snatch and hammer sandwich.
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    Fight story or just something cool that happened

    I was responding to a thread and I thought it would be cool to share actual experiences that have happened in the street or in the dojo that illustrate your martial training. So share your storyies about either fighting, disescalating a situation or a moment of clarity/triumph in your martial...
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    Toning Down The Techniques

    Because I am able to respond in the correct manner because the mind is quicker than the body That's exactly what I mean kids hammer fist instinctively (closing the fist), Let me reword it clenching your fist during a confrontation is a natural reaction for both the trained and untrained...
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    Toning Down The Techniques

    I don't know I have read the thread and I have a few observations. I don't really understand the logic. Training to main or kill is bad because in the moment you'll forget to close your fist and hit the cheek bone instead of poking into the eyes. But training to hit the check bone with...
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    So, a brown belt walks in to your school...

    We had this happen in our school but it was a 3rd degree black belt and his belt list was much smaller than ours. We first asked for a copy of his notes to see the differences in technique description and knowledge. then we tested him through all aspects (fighting, physical endurance..etc.)...
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    Fighting Multiples: A Possibility or A Fantasy?

    Multiple opponent training is a skill and discipline that comes with lots of practice, it is not impossible. It is a process; you can't train for individual (one on one) defense and then the next minute train for multiple opponent attacks. At a basic level you should train to always keep...
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    The C Guard

    http://kr.truveo.com/Kempo-C-Guard/id/2796462020
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    How do you teach kids self-defense techs?

    I remeber when I was learning my kenpo techniques when I was 6 ... we had to learn the same techniques as the adults, the only difference was that all the strikes and targets where changed (instead of a spear to the throat we would have to reverse punch to the jaw). Your expectations really...
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    Kenpo Forms

    I know that traditional judo schools have forms, what I ment was that sport judo didn't have forms, most people have taken it out because they are focusing on sport and not on art or tradition. I know that many judo schools have forms categorizing their throws, manipulations etc. but it is for...
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    Kenpo Forms

    I appreciate the tip in regards to working out but standing in a horse stance for 30 - 60 minutes is the equivalent to walking at a slow pace for 8 hours. I know that getting in a horse for that long will give me a workout and in regards to workout I know that I would get more out of a deep...
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    Kenpo Forms

    Yes, repetition is the mother of all teaching but learning the exact same thing over again and giving it another name becomes redundant. If you take into considration that parker created most of the kenpo forms, then you would realize that the kenpo forms are actually contrary to what parker...
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    Kenpo Forms

    My point in the most simplistic fashion falls into two possibilities. 1.) If kenpo is a defensive system Then techniques show you the tools to defend one self, such as concepts and correct execution of strikes And sparring and partner exercises should give you the ability such as timing...
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    How do you teach kids self-defense techs?

    I think it's all up to the time and dedication a teacher is willing or able to give their students. check out 5yr old abigail and then again http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6MZr31oFgo&feature=related Not only are they long forms but they aren't repetitive or following a basic...
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    Joe Simonet-Circles Of Glass

    I too know circles of glass, but I learned it just as you described but with a few extra things *Right Inward, *Right smother/downward parry w/ adjustment step *Right chop, *Right back knuckle rake (rolling backfist) w/ adjustment step *Left Palm to face *Shuffle forward w/ Right...
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    Kenpo Forms

    thanks for the tips
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    unique teachings

    I teach a certain standard but I veer off and teach different concepts to different people depending on their needs and their ability to assimilate and dissect techniques and concepts. For a student that is a technician and loves little odd details I would go into little details such as that a...
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    Kenpo Forms

    Well most kung fu systems have a standardized system and yet their forms build your body, mind and technical vocabulary progressively. Of course every student is different and there are going to be students with disabilities and weakness in certain areas and of course you tailor defenses to...
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    Kenpo Forms

    I made a similar comment earlier on this thread stating that as well and few other individuals also made similar comments. I agree we should keep one or the other but not both seeing that both give you the same benefits. In regards to transitions I also made a comment that unless you practice...
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    Kenpo Forms

    Exactly, just like a technique.
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    Kenpo Forms

    So your suggesting that I do long 4, 10 times in a row. I pretty sure you would have to do it fast to get your heart rate up. I would do long 4, 10 timesin a row but that would be too time consuming especially when I could do a [B]more challenging[B] form just twice and still yet reap better...
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    Kenpo Forms

    katas do teach spontaneous response but so do techniques, so why do the katas? I am in totally agree but techniques show you the same things the katas do, so what the use of them.
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