Ed Parker Sr. Memories
SGM Parker Unreleased Encyclopedia Of Kenpo Notes - Student Contributions - Part II

These were in my fathers files so I still consider them Ed Parker's notes be because he found value in them and placed them in his notes.


BORROWED WEAPON - Involves defending yourself against a weapon, disarming the weapon, and then using your opponent's weapon against himself or his assistants.

COLLAPSING STRIKE - An existing strike, which when dropped, gravitates into a secondary offense.
DIRECT TORQUE - The synchronization of body torque and strike as they both move in the same direction.
DIVERSIFIED FORCE - Distinct forces that travel in separate angles that oppose the principle of directional disharmonyś. The scattering of these forces proportionately decreases the effectiveness of the strike.
INDIRECT TORQUE - The synchronization of body torque and strike as they both move in opposite directions.
SCANNING - Use of peripheral vision to note the specifics of your environment in order to help you decipher the proper strategy to be used.
SCANNING FOR COVER - The turning of your eyes and head to ensure a 360 degree field of vision so that your route of escape is free from encumbrances when covering out.
WEAPON - TRANSFERRING - The shifting of a weapon(s) (club, knife, gun, etc.) from one hand to another or from one position to another, without danger of dropping it, loosing it, or having it taken away.

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 shares his fathers unpublished notes and other memories with us.