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    Starting Kenpo this week - pretty excited!
    By ewhip - Wed, 10 Oct 2007 02:23:56 GMT

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    Starting lessons with Pat Munk here in Atlanta this week and I'm pretty excited about it. He seems like a great guy and very knowledgeable. I've been stressing about what style and school to go with for months, and I'm glad to be starting something new! I may also dabble in some things like Aikido because the Kenpo class is only once or twice a week, but I'm looking forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MT Post Bot View Post
    Starting lessons with Pat Munk here in Atlanta this week and I'm pretty excited about it. He seems like a great guy and very knowledgeable. I've been stressing about what style and school to go with for months, and I'm glad to be starting something new! I may also dabble in some things like Aikido because the Kenpo class is only once or twice a week, but I'm looking forward to it.
    Good for you.

    I'd suggest you NOT train in any thing else when you are taking kenpo.

    And I'd suggest you do a minimum of 3 days a week training.

    And I'd suggest that you spend 6 days a weeks doing home training, 20-30 minutes a day so you can more quickly acquire those skills.

    I also suggest you get a note book and take notes about what you learned during every class.

    If you take those notes right after class your "recency memory" will be much better.

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    Default Re: MT: Starting Kenpo this week - pretty excited!

    Quote Originally Posted by John M. La Tourrette View Post
    Good for you.

    I'd suggest you NOT train in any thing else when you are taking kenpo.

    And I'd suggest you do a minimum of 3 days a week training.

    And I'd suggest that you spend 6 days a weeks doing home training, 20-30 minutes a day so you can more quickly acquire those skills.

    I also suggest you get a note book and take notes about what you learned during every class.

    If you take those notes right after class your "recency memory" will be much better.

    Dr. John M. La Tourrette
    Great advice Sir
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARSHALLS KENPO View Post
    Great advice Sir
    Agreed.

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    Default Re: MT: Starting Kenpo this week - pretty excited!

    I'd have to agree to a degree with Mr. La Tourrette...epecially with the notion of NOT mixing a koryu martial art with a contemporary art. This is my experience: I spend a lot of time trying to "un-learn" some very basic concepts. My stances are far too wide for American Kenpo. My strikes often do not come from point of origin nor do I instinctively stay withing the orbital rim. These are just a few of the concepts that makes Kenpo the great art that it is and so very counter-intuitive and challenging to someone having learned "old school" jujitsu.
    I'd say that the best way you can learn Kenpo is to submerge yourself into it. When you get 4 years into it, then perhaps start looking into other arts to round out your skills. Kenpo is a very "academic" art and, if studied correctly, will take much of your time.

    Again, these are just the suggestions of one who comes from a koryu background and is now seeing the benefit of some of this gendai stuff.

    Good luck on your journey.

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    Default Re: MT: Starting Kenpo this week - pretty excited!

    If you're training with Mr. Munk, then you're learning the Tracy system which contains quite a bit of required material if memory serves me.

    You may only be able to have direct instruction a couple days a week but I would reccomend that you practice as much as possible when not in class. If not, you may end up spending precious class time reviewing what you've already been taught. Know what I mean?

    ...at any rate...I don't think it wise for you to get into another art at the same time. My 0.02

    Good luck to you! I've heard great things about Mr. Munk. If you're ever down south of Atlanta feel free to drop in and work out with us!
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    Default Re: MT: Starting Kenpo this week - pretty excited!

    What Dr. John says. He is right as usual. Darn,he is always right don't leave me any chance for arguement.

    I am Most Respectfully,
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