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    all times. Avoid being adverse to changing your attitude. Be willing
    to learn, to think, to accept challenges, to explore, and to share the
    knowledge learned. As you grasp the elements of the Art, be creative!
    Do not just solve problems, but discover what they are! Subsequently,
    do not criticize others unless you have established solutions.
    Problems without answers serve no purpose. Cultivate flexible
    thoughts. They help to expand your Vocabulary of Motion. Developing
    flexible thoughts inevitably leads to increasing your ability to alter
    and tailor.
    Diligently study the terminology for it contains a wealth of
    answers provided by Mr. Parker. Do not procrastinate. Make every
    effort to learn the terminology now. It will accelerate your
    understanding of Kenpo, and increase your enjoyment of the art.
    Commence with basics. Do not be enticed to advance your study of the
    art prematurely. Commence with fundamentals of importance. First
    master your stances. They are the foundation of your fighting art. If
    you follow this advice, you will find greater enjoyment in Kenpo, and
    look forward to continued study. This same art will additionally yield
    self-confidence, self-awareness, alertness, self-discipline, etc...all
    of which may be called upon if needed to defend yourself.


    INTRODUCTION


    It is sad, but true, that Yellow and Orange Belt students are
    often like college freshmen, who think they know all the answers. This
    level of training can be dangerous, and caution is advised when
    practicing with fellow students, or when forced to use the Art in real
    combat. This primitive stage of learning requires dedicated time and
    practice. It is an intangible stage cluttered with knowledge that
    lacks perspective. We, therefore, urge and encourage you to practice
    faithfully, to understand what you are learning, and to develop mental
    and physical control. Only after adhering to, or obtaining these
    qualities, can you move on to the mechanical stage with certainty.
    While it is important that you learn the contents of this journal,
    do not neglect studying your Yellow Belt material. Each journal is an
    important building block. They provide you with basic disciplines that
    add to the total structure of Kenpo. More importantly, they form the
    basic foundation of your Kenpo knowledge. Weak basics lead to
    unsuccessful achievements. Therefore, lengthen your practice sessions,
    and make each workout productive. View basic disciplines in their
    embryonic state. As you strive for perfection, increase your awareness
    of existing details. Learn how these details function. Identify them,
    dissect them, analyze them, and perfect them. Accomplish this, and you
    will understand what sophisticated basics are all about.



    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.

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    Most people are totally oblivious of danger. Others disregard
    danger, convinced that danger will never be a part of their life.
    However, whatever your attitude might be, be realistic and ACCEPT the
    fact that impending dangers do exist, and consider them seriously.
    Once you ACCEPT the existence of these impending dangers, and realize
    that logical measures of prevention can help to avoid them, you have
    inherently armed yourself with a prime weapon against attack.
    You must then create the DESIRE to do something about it, have the
    CONVICTION to begin your study of preventive measures, and instill the
    WILL POWER to see your desire to completion.
    Whatever the attitude so is the response. When in or out of class
    treat your fellow students with respect. Belittle no one, encourage
    all, and become an inspiring example. Develop positive attitudes at
    all times. Avoid being adverse to changing your attitude. Be willing
    to learn, to think, to accept challenges, to explore, and to share the
    knowledge learned. As you grasp the elements of the Art, be creative!
    Do not just solve problems, but discover what they are! Subsequently,
    do not criticize others unless you have established solutions.
    Problems without answers serve no purpose. Cultivate flexible
    thoughts. They help to expand your Vocabulary of Motion. Developing
    flexible thoughts inevitably leads to increasing your ability to alter
    and tailor.
    Diligently study the terminology for it contains a wealth of
    answers provided by Mr. Parker. Do not procrastinate. Make every
    effort to learn the terminology now. It will accelerate your
    understanding of Kenpo, and increase your enjoyment of the art.
    Commence with basics. Do not be enticed to advance your study of the
    art prematurely. Commence with fundamentals of importance. First
    master your stances. They are the foundation of your fighting art. If
    you follow this advice, you will find greater enjoyment in Kenpo, and
    look forward to continued study. This same art will additionally yield
    self-confidence, self-awareness, alertness, self-discipline, etc...all
    of which may be called upon if needed to defend yourself.
    Brilliant.
    "It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence." Charles A. Beard

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