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  • Kenpo Karate - Law of the Fist and the Empty Hand

    5 11.11%
  • Secrets of Chinese Kenpo

    12 26.67%
  • Ed Parker's Basic Booklet

    2 4.44%
  • A Woman' Guide to Self Defense

    0 0%
  • Ed Parker's Guide to the Nunchaku

    1 2.22%
  • Inside Elvis

    1 2.22%
  • Infinite Insights Into Kenpo Volumes 1 - 5

    29 64.44%
  • The Zen of Kenpo

    6 13.33%
  • Ed Parker's Encyclopedia of Kenpo

    7 15.56%
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    Default Re: Ed Parker Books

    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic_Crippler
    We have police officers as students (imagine that ) and my instructor was a former police officer in OK. What are the chances of me getting my grubby little hands on some of this material? Is the video series for sale? =)
    Yes, the Videos are being converted to DVD's as we speak. Email me at rchapel@earthlink.net They even include a few minutes of vintage footage from some of my kenpo classes with task force deputies dropping in for impromptu lessons and discussion.
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    I am very lucky in that I every book ever published by Parker all signed to me, including his book on the family lineage. However my favorite will always be "Secrets" because it more close resemebles what I was taught and the perspective that Parker himself was following. I suppose I should rank II in their somewhere because I'm in them, but actually, I don't. His first two books will always be my favorites.
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    Default Re: Ed Parker Books

    Quote Originally Posted by dubljay
    I have yet to read any of those books in their entirety *cringes* I have read bits and peices of them, but they are difficult to find, especially on my limited budget.
    Try Powells City of Books or Amazon's used section.

    I like The Infinite Insights myself. Volumes IV & V in particular. Wish I could still find my copies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc
    I finished one of our projects by writing and performing in a double volume law enforcement video series in 1991. It utilized the basics from what we were working on, and I've improved upon the material since then. It was called the "Universal Arrest & Control System." It utilized video from actual academy classes taught to advanced officers from various local agencies. Reviews from veteran officers were very good.

    Yes, the Videos are being converted to DVD's as we speak. Email me at rchapel@earthlink.net They even include a few minutes of vintage footage from some of my kenpo classes with task force deputies dropping in for impromptu lessons and discussion.
    Doc, mind if I get in on the fun? Several of my partners, past and present, are or were law enforcement and upper level security. I'd be really interested in this type aplication, as well as seeing your system in action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takai
    Try Powells City of Books or Amazon's used section.

    I like The Infinite Insights myself. Volumes IV & V in particular. Wish I could still find my copies.
    When I want a hard to find bok, I usually go to the local bookstore and have them find it for me. I like supporting local business, for one thing- but, also, they know their job and can usually find something faster, in better shape, and sometimes even cheaper than what i can. Jst a thought...

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    I like the idea of supporting local merchants, and when they can't find what I am looking for I try ebay.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedan View Post
    Doc, mind if I get in on the fun? Several of my partners, past and present, are or were law enforcement and upper level security. I'd be really interested in this type aplication, as well as seeing your system in action.

    Dan C
    Email me when you want something. I don't get on this forum that much. rchapel@earthlink.net
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    Default Re: Ed Parker Books

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    I finished one of our projects by writing and performing in a double volume law enforcement video series in 1991. It utilized the basics from what we were working on, and I've improved upon the material since then. It was called the "Universal Arrest & Control System." It utilized video from actual academy classes taught to advanced officers from various local agencies. Reviews from veteran officers were very good.
    Doc, I'm very interested in having my small department learn the Universal Arrest and Control System, but after 3 and a half years with the same guys, I'm still the know nothing rookie. They don't question my ability to defend myself and have asked me to teach them, but when it comes to teaching them anything, they blow it off.
    Negative, I am a meat Popsicle.

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    Okay, I still haven't got the hang of posts. Just a little slow
    Negative, I am a meat Popsicle.

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