Kenpo

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…)

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Against a wrist grab (Video)

Very good video!

 Understand this!  This technique is really for women and young girls to do, because it requires little to no effort to get out of the wrist grab.  The move itself is design to use the body weight more than the arm muscle itself.  Watch the video and practice.

Key points:

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Kenpo Master Dennis Conaster

Hello all you Kenpoist out there!  Whether you are new to Kenpo or been around as long as I have, you will know that Mr. Parker had a few Instructors that stood out from the rest.  You can find most of them in the Mrtial Arts Book called: “The Journey.”  It is a great book and you can find it on Amazon.  But today I will be introducing one of the best Kenpo Master I know.  Not only do I know this guy, but I have had the pleasure of having him as an instructor as well.  In this part one interview I will be asking just a few, “get to know you” questions so you can understand Dennis, he a man that when you talk with him, his ability to speak Kenpo is amazing so stand back and…….

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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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