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blankslate
4/01/2005 8:58pm,
http://www.kenpohomestudycourse.com/kenpo/ikcapreviewhi.htm

Learn Kenpo at home...here's some free lessons to get you started.

inde
4/02/2005 12:54am,
Their uniform patches are large and impressive!

The claw handshake/salute is fearsome!

Buy these tapes!

Wounded Ronin
4/02/2005 1:10am,
Were those shot back in the 80s?

EDIT:

http://www.kenpohomestudycourse.com/kenpo/previeworangepurplehi.htm

I like how he says in the beginning that he specifically told the assistant to throw easily blockable haymakers of lameness. Because the bad haymakers are what you'll see in t3h str33t. And as you keep watching, the assistant throws these haymakers that aren't even aimed at the instructor's face. They're aimed to miss, and the block appears to only work because the punches are thrown to miss.

BumFu
4/02/2005 1:57am,
The hand speed is impressive, but it shows the weaknesses of traditional karate. The front hand blocking rigidly doesn't work in alive training, nor teh str33t. Reaching for punches always gets me hit---boxing methods are better.

Also seen is teh deadly. He couldn't actually block because it would injure his uke despite double-layer padding? I call bullshido. It woulda bruised the guy's arm, but stop the melodramatics. No block is gonna break someone's arm unless an 80 year-old lady with osteoporosis swings at you.

They train for an idiot in the str33t. Foolish! For self-defense just train for a badass and an idiot will be a pleasure to deal with. They assume that a bar- brawler is untrained and so slow you have time for anatomically perfect blocks. Violent people aren't untrained-- they've seen many fights, watched daddy smack mommy around, been in fights and maybe even boxed/wrestled/etc.

The forms aren't an efficient way to train. Between 3 hours of forms and 20 minutes on a heavy bag, give me the bag. If no heavy bags were available you'd be better off just shadow boxing.

Bad strategy is a consequence of non-alive training. Punisher had a good article about strategic flaws in kenpo.

These guys are actually way ahead of non western karate systems.

Kengou
4/02/2005 11:59am,
I love how he pronounced it "karatee"

charmin
4/02/2005 12:19pm,
Hi. I'm Chuck Sullivan

And I'm Vic Le Roux

And we are.... WYLD STALLIONS! *riff*

The noises these guys make are priceless. I need these videos.


I wish TO GOD we had this when I started, but the technology just wasn't there

Sam Browning
4/02/2005 3:59pm,
They also train for the guy being an idiot in the str33t. Nonsense. If you are interested in self-defense just train for a badass and an idiot who throws sloppy punches will be a pleasure to deal with. They also make the mistake of assuming that a bar brawler is untrained and so slow you have time for such an anatomically perfect block. Violent people aren't really untrained-- they've seen many fights, watched daddy smack mommy around, been in fights before and maybe even boxed/wrestled/etc.

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Very good point about violent people often having useful if unstructured experience.

Wounded Ronin
4/02/2005 8:16pm,
I love how he pronounced it "karatee"


The standardized spelling is "krotty".

Wounded Ronin
4/02/2005 8:32pm,
http://www.kenpohomestudycourse.com/kenpo/previewbrownblackhi.htm

Have you ever seen more asinine codified defenses against punches? The things the students are required to memorize for the belt test are so random...

And these guys had lineage to Ed Parker? Honestly, I have to wonder what the hell Ed Parker was teaching.


Wow, and here's a trippy article on groundfighting: http://www.karateconnection.com/IKCA7.pdf

Apparently, the fact that you need to practice grappling, as opposed to just watching videos, is worth its own article.

Clyde
4/03/2005 7:04am,
http://www.kenpohomestudycourse.com/kenpo/previewbrownblackhi.htm

Have you ever seen more asinine codified defenses against punches? The things the students are required to memorize for the belt test are so random...

And these guys had lineage to Ed Parker? Honestly, I have to wonder what the hell Ed Parker was teaching.


Wow, and here's a trippy article on groundfighting: http://www.karateconnection.com/IKCA7.pdf

Apparently, the fact that you need to practice grappling, as opposed to just watching videos, is worth its own article.


Yes, these guys had lineage to Ed Parker, in fact, Vic LeRoux was my first Kenpo instructor back in 86 but after a visit to the West LA studio in 89 I found out I wasn't getting what Kenpo was supposed to be. I joined with my current instructor who ran the West LA studio and have been with him for 15 years in June.

Don't think these guys catch any less **** from us normal Kenpo folk either, we know what's fucked about IKCA material as well.


Have a great Kenpo day

Clyde

Punisher
4/03/2005 8:23am,
I thought the opening sequence of the Introduction and Overview was really good. Some of the best kenpo I've see, honestly. Basically everything else made me want to cry, puke, and then cry some more.

It was nice to see Chuck moving as well as he did. Most people only know him from the thing he did on the two Ultraman dummys after he got his 10th. When you take a look, please try and remember the dude is 68 in this clip.

www.karateconnection .com/chuck2.ram

I actually bought a video from the site a year or two ago. It's called Vintage Kenpo and it has footage of Ed Parker and Chuck Sullivan from over 40 years ago. When those guys were in their 30's they were actually pretty impressive.