Ed Parker Sr. Memories
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FEINTING COMBINATIONS are physical means of COMMUNICATION:
1. BODY COMMUNICATION - The giving and receiving of information by
body movements, mannerisms, expressions, gestures, habits, etc.

BODY COMMUNICATION is in and of itself a language:
1. BODY LANGUAGE - Communication with body movements,
mannerisms, expressions, gestures, habits, etc. in relaying
true or false information.

BODY LANGUAGE teaches you to interpret and translate:
1. BODY INTERPRETATION - The translation or reading of body
movements, mannerisms, expressions, gestures, habits, etc.,
one uses in predetermining an opponent's true intentions.

INCORRECT BODY INTERPRETATION can lead to:
1. MIS-COMMUNICATION
a. The misinterpretation of an opponent's true
intentions.
b. Planned moves and gestures that are purposely used to
mislead an opponent.

2. BODY TRANSLATION - The decoding of body movements that gives
one answers to an opponent's true intentions.

FEINTING COMBINATIONS contain:
1. RHYTHM
a. You may incorporate rhythm into your feinting. That is, you
may accompany your first physical action, your feint, with a
long measure of time, followed by your actual attack in a
shorter measure of time.

2. DECEPTIVE RHYTHM - Irregular sequential flow of timing purposely
used to throw off an opponent's timing, and disrupt his flow of
concentration. Another term for DECEPTIVE TIMING.

a. DECEPTIVE TIMING - Timing used to mislead an opponent,
causing him to react prematurely, anticipating the opposite
of your true intentions. It is that measure of time used when
feinting.

b. DELAYED MOVEMENT - A strategic combat technique employing a
pause during a sequential flow of action. This strategy is
purposefully used to alter the timing of a RHYTHMATIC PATTERN, in order to baffle an opponent. Just as you must
know your basic colors, in order to blend and mix them, your
notes in music before arranging them into melodic tunes, so
must you know RHYTHMATIC PATTERNS in order to alter your
timing to confuse your opponent.

3. BROKEN RHYTHM - Erratically timed movements that follow no set
beat or pattern, but which can be deliberately used to deceive or
interrupt the action of an opponent. A simple analogy -- the
pre-meditated use of stuttering motion. This term is related to

STUTTERING MOTION.

a. STUTTERING MOTION - Motion that is deliberately used to
disrupt the thought patterns of an opponent during combat.
They are premeditated movements of disrupted rhythm,
otherwise known as BROKEN RHYTHM, which combines both
FEINTING and deliberate movements to defeat an opponent.



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.