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    How many divisions of Ed Parkers Kenpo currently exist? How do they differentiate themselves from from one another? How complementary/distinctive are they?
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    Default Re: What are the Differences?

    I doubt any of us will have a definitive number of organizations.

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    Default Re: What are the Differences?

    Hmmm.

    Let's see if we can make a list.

    LTKKA - Larry Tatum Kenpo Karate Association
    AKKS - American Kenpo Karate System
    MLKKA - Mike Lambert Kenpo Karate Association
    IKKO - International Kenpo Karate Organization
    IKKS - International Kenpo Karate Society
    WKKA - Worldwide Kenpo Karate Assocation

    What are some of the others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong View Post
    Hmmm.

    Let's see if we can make a list.

    LTKKA - Larry Tatum Kenpo Karate Association
    AKKS - American Kenpo Karate System
    MLKKA - Mike Lambert Kenpo Karate Association
    AKKO - American Kenpo Karate Organization
    IKKO - International Kenpo Karate Organization
    IKKS - International Kenpo Karate Society
    WKKA - Worldwide Kenpo Karate Assocation

    What are some of the others?

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    The AKKO is actually just a school not an association.

    There is also:
    CKF - Chinese Kenpo Federation
    IKCA - International Karate Connection Association
    ECKS - Eastcoast kenpo Systems


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    BKKU - British Kenpo Karate Union !!!!!

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    Default Re: What are the Differences?

    Funny I got the distinct impression that is not what he meant.

    but what do i know?
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    NECKF: New England Chinese Karate Federation
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    The lists are great. II was also wanting to know what the distintives of each system are. What does each system do well that they feel separates them from others. I think from what I read that we have a common core in Ed Parker but what happened after that?
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    Default Re: What are the Differences?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Finn View Post
    How many divisions of Ed Parkers Kenpo currently exist?
    As many as there are people that practice it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Finn
    How do they differentiate themselves from from one another?
    Through personal expression and execution based on such variables as body type and size, physical ability, physical strength, physical limitations, personal preference, or simply one's mood (to name a few).

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Finn
    How complementary/distinctive are they?
    Very; as long as they all follow the logical principles and practical concepts behind the maneuvers, strikes, etc.

    ...IMHO =-)
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    I've only had experience with the LTKKA and some with the MLKKA.

    I know that those under the Planas line (even though it's not its own association) tend to favor bigger circles.

    In the MLKKA, they seem more 'street-fighting' focused. (They're mean. lol - and yes, Lee, I mean you.)

    Some associations favor stances that are a little wider (or more narrow).

    It's hard to describe, yet when you see people move, you can often tell what association they are with. Also, some of them do different extensions or focus on different parts of the move.

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    In the AKKI, we use a lot of tight circles, grafted methods of execution, elastic recoil, and modified neutral bows. We're taught timing patterns right from the beginning which helps with "flow" and you can hear the beat when we execute our techs.
    We're probably one of the few EPAK associations that do not include kicks in our yellow belt curriculum, because we're being taught the importance of having a solid base before doing anything else. Mr. Mills and his board of directors have spent a lot of time revamping our entire system from the ground up. Techs like Delayed Sword and Sword of Destruction have been replaced with Flashing Swords and Swords of Fury-both of which delete the kick and employ a left hand strike.
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    Default Re: What are the Differences?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikael151 View Post
    In the AKKI, we use a lot of tight circles, grafted methods of execution, elastic recoil, and modified neutral bows.
    iv seen more modified forwards than neutrals.. maybe thats later on.

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