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    The Real Form 7
    By TheKenpoKid - Sun, 12 Nov 2006 18:42:57 GMT

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    I have recently finished form 6 but there seems to be debate about form 7. I heard that it was originally a double club form but Mr. Parker later changed it to 8 and made a "new" 7. I've also heard rumors of a double knife form which Mr. Parker only taught to a few select student, telling them not to teach it to anyone. Any insight on this subect would be greatly appreciated...especially from the masters. Thanks

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    The Real Form 7
    By TheKenpoKid - Sun, 12 Nov 2006 18:42:57 GMT

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    I have recently finished form 6 but there seems to be debate about form 7. I heard that it was originally a double club form but Mr. Parker later changed it to 8 and made a "new" 7. I've also heard rumors of a double knife form which Mr. Parker only taught to a few select student, telling them not to teach it to anyone. Any insight on this subect would be greatly appreciated...especially from the masters. Thanks

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    Long Form 7 is done with two sticks (clubs), and the moves replicate self-defense techniques that are done empty-handed earlier in the system. Long Form 8 also replicates open-handed self-defense techniques done at earlier belt ranks but is performed with two knives. Long Form 7 is the required 4th Degree Black Belt form; Long Form 8 is required for 5th degree.

    About the history. Long Form 7 was originally the double knife form, and not the double club form. When the double club form was added to the curriculum, the double knife form was bumped up to Long Form 8.

    I discuss the history of these forms in more detail in my book, American Kenpo Mastery: A Guide for Students and Instructors.

    Hope that helps.

    Jamie Seabrook
    www.seabrook.gotkenpo.com
    I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.
    (Phillipians 4:13)


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