Ed Parker Sr. Memories
My fathers notes... part 3


I have many un published works of my father this is the third page of many. It has been 17 years and I just thought it would be important to have American kenpoists exposed to more of his works than people thought existed.
Have fun.
EPJ

IN LIFE, THE ABOVE MEANS TO:
GUIDELINES TO SUCCESS
DIVERT NEGATIVE VIEWPOINTS THAT OBSTRUCT SUCCESS.
SEIZE EVERY OPPORTUNITY THAT MOTIVATES SUCCESS;
CONTROL YOUR DESTINY BY PURSUING ALL AVENUES OF SUCCESS
DISARM AND ABORT ALL OBSTACLES THAT HINDER SUCCESS

Prepare for the worst and avoid the hearse.
ED PARKER'S TERMINOLOGY
Included in the encyclopedia are all the knife and club terms and the check on following terms in the encyclopedia:
Define -weapons, etc.
KNIFE TERMS (KT)
1. CLEAVER or CHOP using a snap of the wrist.
2. CLUB - using the side or edge of the handle.
3. CORE - a large REAM.
4. FILLET - a deep peel.
5. GOUGE or DIG - insert the knife then pry to the flat side.
6. HAMMER - using the butt of the knife or by having one blade hammer the second blade.
7. LEVERAGING or FULCRUMING using a second knife as a fulcrum or opponent's own bone or body contour as a fulcrum.
8. PARE or PEEL.
9. RAKE or SCRATCH with the side of the blade.
10. REAM or TWIST while inside.
11. SCISSOR using two blades in opposition.
12. SCRAPE - using the large as well as the sharp edge of the blade.
13. SLAP or FLAP (with flat of blade).
14. SLICE or CUT.
16. TENDERIZE or FLICK - with the blade flat while using the tip.
17. THRUST or POKE - deep puncture.
18. LONG-HELD - the blade of the knife is extended out.
19. SHORT-HELD - the blade of the knife is cradled in.
20. SPIRAL TRACKING - tracking while spiraling on his body

CLUB TERMS (CT) (Storm)
1. LONG-HELD, EXTENDED, or FORWARD-GRASP - are terms that refer to a club or knife that is held when it is extended outú.
2. SHORT-HELD, CRADLED, or REVERSE-GRASP - are terms that refer to a club or knife that is held when drawn inú.

ADJUNCT - An extra move that is inserted between two techniques in bringing them together when grafting. This added move does not stem from either of the two techniques, but nevertheless adds to the flow of your grafted action.
ANALOGY OF FILE CABINET - A double strike, where one fist is vertically above the other, can be best described as two hands closing two cabinet draws, simultaneously. Although the intensity of the action in both cases are different, they nevertheless are identical in application and principle.
ANALOGY OF IGNITING DYNAMITE - There are three ways in which we can ignite dynamite - using a fuseú, plungerú, or electronic detonatorú. All three methods can be compared to the expulsion of air (use of the kiai) when striking. The effectiveness of internal explosion depends upon how we time the expulsion of air with our strikes. If the expulsion of air is prolonged when striking, it can be compared to a fuse on a stick of dynamite. It takes time for the fuse to burn before it can be set off. Plungers react faster than a fuse, but, they too, require time. Internal explosion must be instantaneous to be effective. Strikes must explode instantly. They must be triggered as rapidly as an electronic detonator. Electric detonators discharge dynamite and other types of explosives without delay. Accordingly, to further increase the effects of your strikes, you should breath in before striking. As you strike expel the air with short, concise and precisely timed breaths with the strike. When this is accomplished, spontaneous and explosive action occurs.


Ed Parker Sr. Memories
Archived with the permission of Ed Parker Jr.
Ed Parker Sr. was the founder of the art known today as American Kenpo.
In these files, Ed Parker Jr. shares his fathers unpublished notes and other memories with us.