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    http://epickarate.net/our_staff
    I came across this website and saw this gentleman wearing a Kenpo crest and using Kenpo in the marketing of this school.

    Just wondering if anyone knows who he is.

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    That's interesting. Nowhere in their bios is Kenpo even mentioned but it's incorporated in their system.

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    Default Re: Anyone know Mr. Brown?

    Looks like a TKD school certified by Pelligrini's group whose head instructor likes to wear Kenpo patches. Who can blame him? The IKKA crest is much cooler than any TKD logo I've ever seen.
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    Default Re: Anyone know Mr. Brown?

    Mr_Brown.188221903_large.jpg

    Doesn't that resemble a neutral bow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Ellis View Post
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    Doesn't that resemble a neutral bow?
    Interesting hand position. There's Shotokan in the system too.
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    Looks like an attempt at a classical Kokutsu dachi with a shuto block. Can't see his front foot, so... But what do I know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkC View Post
    Looks like an attempt at a classical Kokutsu dachi with a shuto block. Can't see his front foot, so... But what do I know?
    I'm still waiting for the answer on that one.
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    My thoughts are just deep enough to realize how shallow they are.
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    I think that is why they use the phrase "Freestyle Karate".
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Ellis View Post
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    Doesn't that resemble a neutral bow?
    That's what I was thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HKphooey View Post
    I think that is why they use the phrase "Freestyle Karate".

    It looks to me like thy're using Kenpo to promote the school without really knowing or having Kenpo.
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    Not that this is the case here, but several keMpo systems use Japanese/Okinawan derived/modified Pinan kata. My old one did, among other things. But then, nobody was wearing any Parker Kenpo crests or anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Strobel View Post
    It looks to me like thy're using Kenpo to promote the school without really knowing or having Kenpo.
    Or they thought it was a cool patch! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Strobel View Post
    It looks to me like thy're using Kenpo to promote the school without really knowing or having Kenpo.
    Doesn't that describe over 1/2 of the kenpo schools in the world?
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    Default Re: Anyone know Mr. Brown?

    He refers to his teaching styles here http://epickarate.net/our_style, and does include Kenpo on the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Angel View Post
    He refers to his teaching styles here http://epickarate.net/our_style, and does include Kenpo on the list.
    That's the rub. It's not reflected in the bios, which line up with everything else they mention about the style.
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