- May 12, 2002
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- Southern California
I guess I didn't think there were that many kenpo schools where the students didn't learn to box.
I mean, we didn't practice full on boxing matches, or focus on it exclusively, but we spent a fair amount of time doing boxing drills and striking combinations. And boxing style sparring. Just like we spent a fair amount of time practicing kicking drills, and kicking combinations, and sparring only with our legs.
Is it really that unusual for kenpoists to do anything besides techniques?
Yep! I taught a camp in Vegas and half the group were without cups, I was informed when we began to work on a drill. When I asked about how they protect themselves in case of contact, I was told they were, "..not allowed to make contact with each other, only on the bag." All I could think of was how small the island was I must have been living on.
Contact will definitely have a limiting effect on your enrollment, and bottom line.