Flashing Dagger said:Hello all,
I just wanted to introduce myself. I am new here and I am looking forward to having some great kenpo discussions with all of you. I have been studying the art (from the Tracy lineage) for several years now and have recieved the 1st of 3 brown belts (3rd degree) this year.
I hope this forum is tolerant to all forms of kenpo as all too often we are reminded that unfortunately there is some bad blood circulating in the kenpo community. I believe that we all have something to learn from each other.
I do study the Tracy system but I've always had a great respect for the American kenpo practitioners (whom I would never want to tangle with) and for Ed Parker. Mr. Parker's influence really can't be denied. I think it's important to realize that Kenpo existed as a complete system and as recognizably "kenpo" long before Mr. Parker came along, but also that he was a brillant teacher and innovator of the art. I guess politics really turns me off.