Kenpo

“Billy Jack” Legend or lie?

Billy-Jack-1 What do you think when you hear the word, “Billy Jack!”  Well, probably the same thing I do, and that is the famous scene in Prescott, Arizona where is tells the Sheriff he was going to put his left foot on the right side of his face and there would be nothing he could do about it.  We all loved the scene and we loved the movie.  But did Billy Jack ever really (more…)

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Would you get Robbed?

Robbed_1I saw this article and loved it!!!!!

One of the most important things I have learned in all my years of teaching Martial Arts is the fact that the body has been trained (body dynamics) in a way that your reactions will trip you up if you do not learn to change them.  One example: ever since you were a little kid you were always taught by your parents to throw and catch a ball.  You would try to catch that ball (more…)

Does wearing BDU’s make you tactical?

Question asked:  Why do Instructors wear camouflage clothing when they teach Self Defense classes?  Is it because they think they are in the Military or because they teach military?

I have to say that I find this question kind of comical.  Because, I have seen it from time and time again where people are always wearing camouflage pants every time they teach defensive tactics.  Whether or not if they really did serve in the military. But I am guilty of this also, because when I teach Martial Arts sometimes I do wear the wonderful (colorful) BDU’s. But I have served in the military and I also do find this to be comfortable.  So, let’s talk about this,

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Thinking outside the Kenpo box?

When you ask a Martial Arts Instructor to explain fighting to you (someone who has a stick or weapon that swings it at you) they of course start off by saying well you get into this stance and so forth.  But if you ask someone who has Kenpo training or a Kenpo Instructor, well they break it down for you in a scientific way of doing things.  As you can see below:

 

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Raining Lance grafted to an alturnate ending (video)

Raining Lance grafted to an alternate ending!  One thing that Kenpo techniques love to do is to “graft” techniques as you fight.  Fighting sometimes is very unpredictable and you have to change the technique if something happens without hesitating or interrupting your flow and that is where grafting comes in.  As you can see in this video the technique starts out with , “Raining Lance” and ends with a C step around to a leg sweep takedown.  Here is the Video technique:

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