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    A lot of schools have added to their Parker curriculum. I have seen Ju jitsu, Modern Arnis, and weapons work added in to the curriculum at some schools. What if anything have you added to your curriculum, and why?

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    For the most part, I don't add much outside of EPAK. I feel there is more than enough to learn and master as it is.

    But since I also have a black belt in Modern Arnis, Black Dragon System Kung Fu, and Shorinji-Ryu Karate, I will often add some weapons forms for the serious students, the occasional Arnis stick or knife flowing drill, or perhaps an advanced Kung Fu Form for tournament competition.

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    I like the idea of having weapons in. A lot of folks don't know how to handle defending with a weapon...or more acurately, they don't understand how to apply what they know to a weapon...plus they don't know how to be OFFENSIVE with the weapon.

    I guess what Im saying is that having familiarity with a weapon can only help. How you defend against a stick is a little different from how you would defend against a blade...I mean you don't want anyone accidently slicing themselves open, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyu
    I like the idea of having weapons in. A lot of folks don't know how to handle defending with a weapon...or more acurately, they don't understand how to apply what they know to a weapon...plus they don't know how to be OFFENSIVE with the weapon.

    I guess what Im saying is that having familiarity with a weapon can only help. How you defend against a stick is a little different from how you would defend against a blade...I mean you don't want anyone accidently slicing themselves open, right?
    familiiarity with weapons is a good idea (IMO). If you train to USE a weapon you learn the effective range among many other things. When it comes time to DEFEND against a weapon you have trained with you are better suited because you know how the weapon is applied (given a situation where the opponent can effectivly use their weapon).

    For myself I try to add as much wrestling/ground fighting kinds of things. This is beacuse I was sparring with a yellow belt one day and we got tangled up and ended up on the ground. We were about equal in size and strength but he had been a wrestler in high school. I was quickly pinned and I vowed to learn to handle myself on the ground.

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    Id like to see more of the grappling myself....Its def a very good idea to know how to get out of a situation from the ground level.
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