Ed Parker Sr. Memories
SGM Parker Unreleased Encyclopedia Of Kenpo Notes - Part V



Last of the notes from the encyc... by SGM P
The next part of the encyclopedia notes my father had were from students that he asked to contribute I will post those next.


VARIABLE EXPANSION - (1) The ability to randomly select solutions, or build upon precepts, as a result of having a thorough knowledge of the principles and concepts of the Martial Arts. (2) The number of additional weapons and targets that can stem from a specific point of origin. (3) The ability to expand and expound on the number of alternatives that can stem from significant sequences in a form.These alternatives may be the result of the statement, "To every move, concept, theory, principle, or definition, there is an opposite and a reverseś."
VERTICAL LEVERAGING - Refers to specific methods using a club on another club, or a club on an opponent's body to fulcrum your action thus giving it greater leverage when it is executed vertically.
WINDSHIELD WIPER PRINCIPLE - This principle normally occurs immediately after an inward or outward heel palm strike is executed. At this point the heel of your palm becomes a pivot point using your opponent's jaw as an axis as your fingers slice clockwise or counterclockwise across your opponent's eyes.
WRAP AROUND - The concept that the body, when maneuvering from one position to another, rotates around a block or strike immediately after its execution. The block or strike, during the maneuver, becomes a rotating axis which then beneficially transforms into a positional check. This concept is quite prevalent when you are performing Kenpo forms.
The term for a punch and an elbow combination on the same move? Residual action, grafted principle, sophisticated move. Is there another term that might be better?
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 shares his fathers unpublished notes and other memories with us.