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  1. Gentle Fist

    The Real Karazenpo

    Wow nice find
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    Villari Organization Confusion...

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Villari
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    Holy necro-thread this was posted over 20 years ago
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    The Master's Text

    Try looking up John James. I believe he is still a member here. He was a master black belt under Cerio when he passed away and use to run the Official website.
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    Comment by 'Gentle Fist' in 'Christopher Geary - 10th Degree Black Belt?'

    Bought his rank and got dismantled on the internet years ago. Does anyone know if he is even still around? Doubt he has been back to Florida with all those warrants still out for his arrest...
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    Is there a such thing as too much Kenpo?

    The Gracies were a few decades ahead... but yes his influence on the USA was massive.
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    Haha yeah seems like I took some time away from the forum... just seeing this now 儭

    Haha yeah seems like I took some time away from the forum... just seeing this now 儭
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    The Master's Text

    On a more serious note... the book is pretty basic but a good outline to follow (so schools can all be somewhat universal in their method teaching)... but like with all arts most of the true material is not something that can be learnt from print or video... has to be felt and transmitted from a...
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    The Master's Text

    I have two copies... so there is only 998 (possible) out there now...
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    Is there a such thing as too much Kenpo?

    Imagine someone asking you whats the best hamburger you ever had in your life.... and the response was a McDonalds Big Mac 云
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    SKK over NCK?

    NCK is still pretty big in Canada but is becoming pretty rare in New England and other Eastern states. Aside from Master Chamberlain in Texas I dont think it made its way very far west, especially with EPAK being so huge and already established out that way. I earned Shodan just a few years...
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    Pinans and SKK

    In NCK (Cerio's Kenpo), 1st Pinan was based on the basic block/punch form (1 Pinan) from Kushinkai Karate. The foot print of this form resembles an "H". 2nd and 3rd Pinan were the same foot print but with different Combinations used instead of the basic block/punch combo. In NCK there was 4th...
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    We Are A Black Belt School

    If you are getting something out of it (fitness, fighting skills, etc...) then that is all that matters. Black Belt means nothing without heart and guts behind it...
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    My 50 kick challenge

    Got dizzy watching that :) I think you can shave some time off that as well... good post!
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    The Last Person Thread - 3.0

    more reason to show that we need a playoff system...
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    But you're not a black belt.

    No strikes or kicks, which is good since the white belt had done Muay Thai for a few years prior to joining Judo :)
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    But you're not a black belt.

    I agree. I was referring more to the combat logic and playfulness. Most BJJ white belts don't have egos and will go hard with anyone to try out their new arsenal. I would dare say that "some" white belts in Judo and BJJ could take (submit/defeat) a TKD black belt who has no grappling game...
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    But you're not a black belt.

    Your friend with the black belt needs to spar a BJJ white belt so he can be humbled...
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    Learn from Youtube

    As stated earlier hard to learn from videos without a proper base that was given by a "real" instructor.
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    Tracy's Yellow and Orange

    Cool :ultracool
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    Muscle training?

    Depends on the martial art and your focus. I train heavy on the side since I practice Judo and compete in the heavyweight divisions. So when I am not training, I am either running or powerlifting. This topic has been discussed before in great detail so try doing a search to see some of the...
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    Kenpo is BS!

    Love it!
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    How old is too old to start BJJ ?

    He passed away at 96... Hence why I said 97 :)
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    The Last Person Thread - 3.0

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    Inspiring video One-legged Judoka

    Pretty impressive to see that and humbling at the same time... Thanks for posting!
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    So what do We do about Zombies.

    Now just think of a zombie honey badger!!! He will just laugh at your silly little weapons and just take what he wants!
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    Lifetime memberships

    I am a life member of USJA (organization). Most regional and higher level Judo tournaments require a membership from one of the big three judo organizations. You must also have an active membership in order to collect points for rank promotion. An annual membership is around $40 while the...
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    How Many Kata are necessary?

    I had close to 30 when I was involved in Kenpo, now I only have 2 so far in Judo :) (Kata are not taught until BB in Judo)
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    The Last Person Thread - 3.0