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    Not next already started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus
    I wonder as opposed to discussing the relevance and effectiveness of Kempo - as in the use of the term “real”. Many Bullshido threads have continued this critique. The OP was more concerned with the “whoring” of Kempo - which may in fact have a direct correlation to it being real - as in being an effective martial art.

    I guess one problem is one man’s whoring is considered another one’s “effective marketing” and building market share, for example:

    - Is charging $70 for a DVD video too much?
    Yes. Definitely.
    - Is charging more than $200 for a black belt rank exam too much?
    Yes, considering the fact that you've probably been paying out the butt monthly fees the whole time.
    - What should you pay to attend a weekend seminar with a Master?
    I say let him charge what he wants & see who shows up. He'll find out how popular he is then!
    - Are all Kempo franchise chains by definition “whoring”?
    Franchise martial arts are sometimes hard to tell from other organizations. The Gracies could easily be guilty of whoring by that definition.
    Here is some of my wish list (from outside observations):

    1) Ban all mullet style haircuts for instructors.
    ban mullets PERIOD!
    2) Patches – we don’t need no stinking patches - no more than two (small) patches allowed on any Kempo outfit
    you know then, of course, the patches will get MUCH BIGGER...
    3) Let’s try using only three levels of titles: how about trying Student, Sensei (Sifu) and Master, it works for other styles.
    4) If you are under age forty you are not a Kempo Master – if you do call yourself one - you will pay an ego fine of $1,000. annually.
    Calling yourself MASTER at any age is out of line and an ego pump. If others call you Master, especially your betters/seniors, then that may be something to consider. Otherwise, no. Some of the best guys I know don't like honorifics. "Just call me [insert proper name], that's fine."
    "Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
    ***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***

    "The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
    ~ The Secret of Judo (Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian), p.19

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    Just call me E-van please. Thank you.

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    2) Patches – we don’t need no stinking patches - no more than two (small) patches allowed on any Kempo outfit
    you know then, of course, the patches will get MUCH BIGGER...

    If they don't get bigger they'll certainly cost more to make up for lost profit on the former multitude of patches.

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    Patches, I noticed all the patches. As a US Service Member, I will tell you that patches are highly over rated. They are nice to look at, but in the end the are just cloth to hang on you wall and remind you of some past accomplishment. This could be good in some cases but not all. No real need for patches.

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    what is the difference between Kajukenbo and Kenpo , I have a kenpo school and a white tiger Kempo school in my area , are they similiar ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxguitar
    what is the difference between Kajukenbo and Kenpo , I have a kenpo school and a white tiger Kempo school in my area , are they similiar ?
    On this one my friend, you and I are in the same boat. Try them both and see which one you like the best. In the end you will choose the martial art you find best for you.:car6:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellies
    On this one my friend, you and I are in the same boat. Try them both and see which one you like the best. In the end you will choose the martial art you find best for you.:car6:

    Be honest I think I rather do Shotokan or Goju :car25:

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    Then you don't need to be posting in a style forum on a thread for a system you have no interest in. If you want to discuss Shotokan or Goju, go to the JMA forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Errant108
    Then you don't need to be posting in a style forum on a thread for a system you have no interest in. If you want to discuss Shotokan or Goju, go to the JMA forum.

    There arent any shotokan in my area , There is a gangload of Kenpo and Kempo schools in
    my hood.

    I am a little nervous about those styles , being a fairly big guy and trained in the classic styles . Im trying to figure out if I would like that.

    Im going to check out a few of the local Kajukenbo Kempo and Kenpo schools.

    I didnt mean any disrespect ,

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