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  1. Danjo

    white gi vs black gi

    I like wearing black cuz I'm dirty and evil.
  2. Danjo

    Goodwill or Devaluing of the Art?

    The more one charges, the more the "Customers" will come to expect. They will expect to be promoted (or have their kids promoted) at a certain pace. Try to fail a student in a test when they have paid a lot of money for the testing fee and see what happens. They will expect to be treated like...
  3. Danjo

    Lack Of Power In Techniques

    One fights how one trains. If there is no contact in training, there will be none in a fight. I agree with Rob, that one has to remember the difference between technique practice and sparring. In technique practice, one should contact enough to get used to it and to toughen up the uke/dummy, but...
  4. Danjo

    Bob White Invitational 2011 - Report/experiences

    A great event as always! It was really good to see everyone and meet others like Chris. There was even one good looking fellow I had to get a picture with if anyone can ID him for me (kidding):
  5. Danjo

    Anyone heard of GM Adrian Roman?

    Well, ghostface, thanks for giving us your impressions of Roman. Cool sounding name of that martial art Falamich. Whatever that means. Does he sell rank in that the same way he does Kenpo? One thing I'm pretty sure of is that he didn't mail order his belt from Parker, so I'm not sure why...
  6. Danjo

    Kajukenbo Trademark

    I think the point is that it's only one person, i.e., Dechi, that is filing the trademark request for the logo that we all use (which was designed by Al Dacascos if I'm not mistaken). "They" are not trademarking it, she is.
  7. Danjo

    Kajukenbo Trademark

    Here's what you find: Thank you for your request. Here are the latest results from the TARR web server. This page was generated by the TARR system on 2010-12-04 18:45:08 ET Serial Number: 85128654 Assignment Information Trademark Document Retrieval Registration Number: (NOT...
  8. Danjo

    Where Is the "Ohana" In Kenpo?

    Well, when I was at Bob White's tournement this year, there was a great deal of that Ohana spirit amongst the Kenpo and Kajukenbo crowd. I saw many from various schools mixing and talking and laughing with each other and it reminded me very much of a Kaju gathering.
  9. Danjo

    Where Is the "Ohana" In Kenpo?

    All families fight at times. The important thing with Kajukenbo is that we START from the family perspective. We see ourselves as family first and foremost. The differences in organizations and branches and methods are seen as personal choices rather than as things that divide us. Like I said...
  10. Danjo

    I Don't Understand How ...

    I'm not suggesting that one would never be able to advance in rank again if they left their original instructor. I'm saying that they would have to stay under their new instructor for a couple of years before being promoted by him/her. In other words, you don't get rank from someone that never...
  11. Danjo

    I Don't Understand How ...

    I'm going to disagree. 1. If you didn't get the rank from someone that you trained with to that rank, then it's cross-ranking. In other words: If you get rank from someone other than your instructor, it's cross-ranking unless permission is given by your instructor to do so. 2. I agree on...
  12. Danjo

    I Don't Understand How ...

    I'm more tolerant of it too. I don't like it, but if someone actually learned the art that they hold rank in before they were given the rank, that's far better than getting the rank without learning it first. Rank chasing is more of a protocol breach than anything else. They should stay...
  13. Danjo

    I Don't Understand How ...

    Cross ranked people don't even get me to call them by the title they claim. I simply won't do it. Rank grubbers and rank chasers are bad enough. Those are the people who skip around from instructor to instructor in order to get promotions that their actual instructors didn't see fit to give...
  14. Danjo

    Does Size Matter?

    I just read an article by Charles C. Goodin where he discussed the pros and cons of having many students versus a few students. He pointed out that the masters of old usually only had a few students at a time and had very few senior students to carry on the art. Clearly the idea of having...
  15. Danjo

    Creating New Martial Arts

    Which Daniel are you talking to?
  16. Danjo

    Do We Need These Things?

    Yeah, I'll be there, but no demo from me so don't worry. I'll save that for the seminars.
  17. Danjo

    Do We Need These Things?

    Well, if you're training to only fight people wearing t-shirts and have therefore no need to deal with heavier clothing on someone, then I guess you're set. Because we all know in "reality" people only walk around wearing t-shirts.
  18. Danjo

    Do We Need These Things?

    Clearly if you're willing to put on a gi and take it off again during class, that would solve the problem.
  19. Danjo

    The way to ensure what I'm doing

    Just make sure that what you choose covers various ranges if possible. Take a look at Toney versus Couture yesterday and you'll see what I mean. Toney was a well trained fighter, but boxing was just too limited to deal with an MMA guy.
  20. Danjo

    Do We Need These Things?

    We do train in shoes as well as bare feet. In fact it's built into our training schedule with regular "Shoe Nights" so that we can get used to wearing them while training. We live in Southern California, which means that 90% of the time I'm not at work I am wearing flip-flop sandals. So if a...
  21. Danjo

    Do We Need These Things?

    Well, our art needs to use the gis because of the wear and tear. In the real world, people often wear heavy coats, or even windbreakers and there are plenty of techniques that will translate nicely from the gi to those garments. However, we also have a wide range of techniques that don't require...
  22. Danjo

    Do We Need These Things?

    Not sure how another guy would work with my women's self defense class. But either way, you know how I feel about video training. It has to be hands on. I'm too old school for anything else. So, if you're ever in the area...:hmm:
  23. Danjo

    Do We Need These Things?

    No problem. The thing is I decided to go with just teaching private lessons. I give substantial discounts however, soooooooooo................
  24. Danjo

    Do We Need These Things?

    I don't think those priest collars are very good for fighting in from the looks of them. I've thought often about starting a women's self defense class where everyone dressed like the ancient Olympians, but I still haven't worked out the details yet. When I say "no gi grappling" I MEAN it! ;)
  25. Danjo

    Family related techniques in tracy kenpo

    Well, I'm more than positive that it has nothing to do with family groupings, Sean. As to the rest: When did I ask him or anyone else that anywhere in this thread? I think I asked him who was teaching him Tracy Kenpo, which he answered along with some other choice comments.
  26. Danjo

    Family related techniques in tracy kenpo

    Well, if it's the major events that I'm missing you at, I'll have to keep my eye open for you next time I'm reffing at the Internationals, US Open, Bob White's tourney or any of the other dozen or so events I go to. I didn't know you were there, or I would have been sure to say hello. You...
  27. Danjo

    Family related techniques in tracy kenpo

    No you're correct. Those guidelines used to be informal, but now they are codified for the KSDI. We all know that one can get to a shodan/1st degree rank in many arts in 3-5 years of study (exceptions being BJJ and those who fail to practice, or have no apptitude for the art). We also know...
  28. Danjo

    Family related techniques in tracy kenpo

    Nothing wrong with looking at different systems and continual learning. Not sure how that relates to the issue of putting on high ranks in various systems, but what the heck? If they're passing them out like that (even from beyond the grave etc.) then why not? I'm sure some get bored wearing the...
  29. Danjo

    Family related techniques in tracy kenpo

    Wow, you sure like to take things personally. You'd think that a person with your movie star good looks wouldn't be so insecure about answering questions from some ugly bald guy like me. All I asked was who you were training under. Then me and a couple of others got into a conversation about...
  30. Danjo

    Family related techniques in tracy kenpo

    I agree. The original question is just what you said. Kenpo Joe Rebelo: Who is/was your Tracy Kenpo teacher(s)?
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