Ed Parker Sr. Memories
SGM Parker Seminar topics


Here was my father's personal list for the topics of seminars he taught or was going to teach. I am curious how many of these topics have been covered in seminars and classes since the passing of my father. I would be interested in feed back, or stories or opinions on these topics on this forum.
Thanks,
EPJ

SEMINAR TOPICS by Ed Parker Sr.

1. Introductory
2. Zen of Kenpo -- 1 - 2 - 3
3. Basics -- Stances - Maneuvers 1 - 2
4. Blocking 1 - 2
5. Kicking 1 - 2
6. Strikes
7. Forms –
-- Short 1 and Long 1
-- Short 2 and Long 2
-- Short 3 and Long 3
-- 4
-- 5
-- 6
-- Weapons Forms

8. Weapons -- Sticks, Staff, Nunchaku, Knife, Everyday Weapons
9. Freestyle -- 1 - 2
10. Self-defense Techniques -- 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6
11. Three Points of View
12. Three Phases -- Ideal - What If? - Formulation
13. Web of Knowledge
14. Family Groupings
15. Analysis of Motion
16. Eight Considerations -- What are they? How does it apply? Are they apparent in most self-defense situations?
17. Four Self-defense Situations -- Unarmed vs Unarmed – Unarmed vs Armed - Armed vs Unarmed - Armed vs Armed
18. Dimensional Stages of Action
19. Zone theories
20. Universal Pattern
21. Black Dot Focus
22. Everyday Gestures
23. Mass Attacks -- 1 - 2
24. 21 Basic Concepts and Principles of Technique
25. Contouring -- Non-body Contact - Body Contact
26. Directional Harmony
27. Checking
28. Outer Rim
29. Grafting
30. Compounding
31. Angles of -- Opportunity - Deflection - Execution - Deviation, etc.
32. Body Language
33. Feinting
34. Controlling
35. Combat Arena
36. Double Factor
37. Economy of Motion
38. Environment
39. Breathing
40. Methods of Execution
41. Tailoring
42. Groundwork
43. Useful vs Unuseful vs Useless
44. Opposite and Reverse
45. Kids Seminars -- Basics and Forms - Basics and Techniques - and Freestyle

INITIAL SEMINARS

1. Introductory
2. Zen of Kenpo #1
3. Opposite and Reverse
4. Freestyle #1
5. Short 1 and Long 1
6. Eight Considerations
7. Directional Harmony
8. Twenty One basic concepts and principles of technique
9. Zone Theories
10. Blocking and Checking #1
11. Kids Seminar #1 - Basics and Forms

a) Develop the subtopics of each of the above
b) New titles ???
c) Develop the exercises and timing and spacing for teaching
d) Develop certificates
e) Develop an article on the seminars fort the newsletter


SEMINARS ----TOPIC #1 -----FORMS

1. Definition of Forms.

2. General Benefits

3. Importance of the Opening and the Closing

4. Basic Memeorization of the Form
a. Short Form #1

5. The Form CONTAINS

6. The twenty one principles and concepts of technique

7. The Form TEACHES

8. Eyes Closed

9. Environment
a. Terrain
b. Switching

10. Basic Form against attackers

11. Additional factors to enhance the Form
a. Breathing
b. Fighting Spirit
c. Combat Effectiveness
d. Visualization
e. Salesmanship
12. Blend with techniques

13. Blend with freestyle

14. Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Appendices

15. Tournament
Evaluating the 21 principles & the additional factors

16. Slow Freestyle - Mass Attack, blending the TEACHES of the Form

17. Sayings about Forms

18. History and development of Forms in general

19. History and development of the particular Form

20. WHY ? Forms ???




” SEMINAR TOPICS •

1. INTRODUCTORY
2. ZEN OF KENPO #1
3. ZEN OF KENPO #2
4. ZEN OF KENPO #3

BASICS
5. STANCES & MANEUVERS #1
6. STANCES & MANEUVERS #2
7. BLOCKING $1
8. BLOCKING #2
9. KICKING #1
10. KICKING #2

FORMS
11. SHORT & LONG FORM #1
12. SHORT & LONG FORM #2
13. SHORT & LONG FORM #3
14. LONG FORM #4
15. LONG FORM #5
16. LONG FORM #6

WEAPONS
17. STICKSś
18. STAFF
19. NUNCHAKU
20. KNIVES
21. EVERYDAY WEAPONS
22. WEAPONS' FORMS

FREESTYLE
23, FREESTYLE #1
24. FREESTYLE #2

SELF-DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
25. THREE POINTS OF VIEW
26. THREE PHASES
27. WEB OF KNOWLEDGE
28. FAMILY GROUPINGS
29. ANALYSIS OF MOTION
30. EIGHT CONSIDERATIONS
31. FOUR SELF-DEFENSE SITUATIONS
32. DIMENSIONAL STAGES OF ACTION
33. ZONE THEORIES

CONCEPTS THEORIES AND PRINCIPLES
34. UNIVERSAL PATTERN
35. BLACK-DOT FOCUS
36. EVERY DAY GESTURES
37. MASS ATTACKS
38. TWENTY ONE BASIC CONCEPTS & PRINCIPLES OF TECHNIQUE (ALL OR ANY)
39. CONTOURING
40. DIRECTIONAL HARMONY
41. CHECKING
42. OUTER RIM
43. GRAFTING
44. COMPOUNDING
45. ANGLES OF OPPORTUNITY
46. BODY LANGUAGE
47. COMBAT ARENA
48. CONTROLLING
49. FEINTING
50. DOUBLE FACTOR
51. ECONOMY OF MOTION
52. ENVOIRONMENT
53. BREATHING
54. METHODS OF EXECUTION
55. CH'I
56. TAILORING
57. GROUND WORK
58. USEFUL/UNUSEFUL/USELESS


KIDS SEMINARS
1. BASICS & FORMS
2. BASICS & TECHNIQUES
3. BASICS & FREESTYLE



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.