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    Ok since no one seems to be interested in the messing around threads I have a Kenpo related question thread.

    What branches (if that is the correct terminology) of Kenpo practice slap checks? Since my instructor has more than one influence in his training history we are exposed to more than one set ideology. Iíve seen threads here and other places that talked about slap checks some seem to use them and some donít.

    Myself I am learning them and I seem to be bruising myself pretty good. Seems the harder I throw a punch, chop, hammer fist, block, parry, what ever the harder I tend to hit myself. I like the way the rebounding speeds me up but I have yet to figure out how to not nail the crap out of myself. Is it effective to work reps of this movement slowly and try and build muscle memory first, then work on speed and timing? Will that help to curve the hard slam checks to myself? How did those of you that use them get past this issue?
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    I'm confused. You're hitting yourself?
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    Well say you were to throw a right outward hand sword say to the neck of your target. At the same time your left hand would come across to the right side of your body and tag/ slap check your right shoulder or chest. At the same time that youíre your right hand contacts your target your left tags thatís one example
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    Well say you were to throw a right outward hand sword say to the neck of your target. At the same time your left hand would come across to the right side of your body and tag/ slap check your right shoulder or chest. At the same time that you’re your right hand contacts your target your left tags that’s one example
    Crippler is kidding. He knows what you mean. He's just messing with you because he feels so inadequate from never gaining control of that other thread.

    I think we had another thread about slap checks. Do a search and we can pick it up from there.
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    What thread are you talking about, Amy?

    Anyway Hemi, I see what you're saying now. I've never been one for doing that a whole lot. I position my hand without contact for the most part. I can see how doing that would help ensure the placement of my hand and/or arm though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2004hemi View Post
    Myself I am learning them and I seem to be bruising myself pretty good. Seems the harder I throw a punch, chop, hammer fist, block, parry, what ever the harder I tend to hit myself. I like the way the rebounding speeds me up but I have yet to figure out how to not nail the crap out of myself. Is it effective to work reps of this movement slowly and try and build muscle memory first, then work on speed and timing? Will that help to curve the hard slam checks to myself? How did those of you that use them get past this issue?
    Wen I came home from spending a week at the mercy of Doc Chapel, my right shoulder was bruised - a blue and brown a 8-10 inch circle centered on the front of my shoulder. boy, did I get some funny looks at Oceans of Fun!

    he did explain that the more power in the strike = more power in the BAM. It is natural and exactly how it is supposed to work.

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    Hemi, I think that is the SL-4, but would have to ask Doc Chapel. I really don't know too much of what I am talking about. I have very little experiance. But, I have felt the difference of being hit with and without the "slap check" and when done right, it makes quite a difference.
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    They really help with speed for me. No tensing of the muscle is needed like it is when you stop your motion. Like Mr. Jacobs says, "My hand is the hammer, and my body is the nail."
    Try relaxing just a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Angel View Post
    Hemi, I think that is the SL-4, but would have to ask Doc Chapel. I really don't know too much of what I am talking about. I have very little experiance. But, I have felt the difference of being hit with and without the "slap check" and when done right, it makes quite a difference.


    SL-4?? Thatís way above me Iím just getting ready to test for Blue belt middle of next month.
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    This is the thread on slap checks that was going on before.

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    http://www.martialtalk.com/forum/sho...ght=slap+check

    This thread here might be a little more informative.

    Here's another good one based on alternating maces
    http://www.martialtalk.com/forum/sho...ht=slap+checks
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    Thanks for the links, Looks like I have much reading to do. But for now I have to get my youngest to bed
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