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Kenpo looks spectacular on screen. They should make more movies with it.
3/12/13 10:05 AM
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I have been interested in Kempo for many years. One of my friends was a BB in EPAK. He was also an assistant Kru in my Muay Thai Camp. I went to school with his Teacher, who was a direct Student of Ed Parker. I met Mr. Parker at a Tournament in Miami years ago. He was a very big Man (I'm 5' 7") Also, some of my Hawaiian friends tell me of "old" Kempo/Kaju and they describe it as being very rough and much suited to the street with little hype or theory. I would like to hear more from MobutuHari. Seems there is a big difference between what is being done in Hawaii and on the mainland. Very interesting. By the way my background is boxing/Muay Thai............Karate/Kali/Wing Chun. No training in Kempo or Kaju.
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great thread, i'm not sure how i missed this all this time.

love the stories Dougie...

I am currently training to get my 3rd Class Brown in Chinese Kenpo mixed in with some EPAK, Moreira BJJ, and Lung Chi Kwan.

I have tried other styles and always gravitated back to Kenpo and I feel its a legit system, but like any other style or school, you need to find a good teacher/school

TMA is full of schills, mcdojos or moneygrabs.

interestingly enough, growing up i always looked down on Karate because of the 'belt factory' stereotype, this is certainly not true at my school.

Its easy to get wrapped up in the techniques, but i think as long as you keep the concepts in mind, you can always personalize/tweak the techniques to fit your skillset or body type.

the BBs at my school are legit badasses.

Kenpo is a self defense and not a fighting art, there is a difference. It is harder to make a sword hand or ridge hand work with gloves, not to mention groin strikes or eye gouges also are not allowed in sanctioned MMA and Point fighting is an entirely different animal. 

Having said that i have felt what it's like to have some of those techniques thrown at me at even 50-70% by our BBs and it can be humbling feeling so powerless against the speed and power at which they can be thrown after dedicated training.

thanks for the stories and  input, i love the dialogue, keep it coming.

3/13/13 12:30 PM
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did I share this with you guys, kempo training from 1961?


http://youtu.be/k7CfJkj2_8w

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Ogami Itto - did I share this with you guys, kempo training from 1961?


http://youtu.be/k7CfJkj2_8w


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Heh heh heh...a friend recently found this picture of me as a green belt. I think this is circa 1995?

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Planas is ridiculously svelte for an upper dan EPAK blackbelt. Where is the "backup mass"?

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No offense, but I was never a big fan of Ed Parker, and never really understood his appeal. He came up with a flashy ornate style of striking and tearing at an attacker who all but stands there while letting you do 200 move combos.

By the looks of him, he never fought a round of anything in his life, other than some epic battles with some cheese burgers.

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So you're doubting mop topped spastic striking at a stationary target?

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Dougie - 

Heh heh heh...a friend recently found this picture of me as a green belt. I think this is circa 1995?


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Spend 1 or 2 years boxing at the YMCA and you will fare better than 95% of the "Kempo" guys.

It is fine if you are after the "arts" and the "discipline" that comes with putting on a uniform and bowing to a "master," but if you want functionality, go box, or wrestle, or even just play football at a decent level. The contact and adrenaline control will probably be more handy than some fantastical claw strike to the groin while you simultaneously kick the right eye socket out.
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^How well will your YMCA boxing serve You when a code red goes down while You're in a phone booth? You'd be wishing you had spent the last few years in a Fred Villari studio practicing leopard paw strikes instead,

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^How well will your YMCA boxing serve You when a code red goes down while You're in a phone booth? You'd be wishing you had spent the last few years in a Fred Villari studio practicing leopard paw strikes instead,


Fred Villari lol, he had a chain of schools in Florida when I was a kid. At the time my father was teaching at his Korean master's school, which he would later take over and own. Some new Villari guys wanted to come in and spar to see what was going on locally....they didn't do to well.
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While I was doing Kenpo I was also boxing and doing Judo.

If you pay attention to the Kenpo concepts they apply to other arts. ie - an anchor punch in boxing requires marriage of gravilty. 

Like anything else, it's about how you train. If you train in an alive manner, you'll get those results.

By the way, I was a slap fighting king.


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