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    REGARDING THE IKKA

    That association was obtained by a man named Marc Anthony from Mrs. Parker over 3 years ago. I was asked to assist with that venture. I no longer am involved with Mr. Anthony on any and all levels and to the best of my knowledge he still owns but does not operate that association.

    I am not involved nor do I have any knowledge of the current state of affairs of the IKKA.

    In order to accomplish my goals with my fathers legacy and his system I have chosen to NOT participate on a political level.

    I have chosen to go the way of producing high quality learning and teaching materials (i.e. Kenpo Kards, books, etc.) for the industry as well as produce art (based upon the technique names), custom certificates, portraits and a few events such as the Disney Martial Arts festival in Orlando and now the new Disney Martial Arts festival in Anaheim, scheduled for Jan 2006.

    This new direction is intended to allow me to support and participate with all of the roots and branches of the lineage that have come from my father.

    I hope that this clarifies things as to my involvement.

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    Interesting Bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Hubbard
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    I just saw Mr. Parkers son yesturday during the WKKA camp, he said nothing about the IKKA and him being involved. I was going to ask if the IKKA would ever get back together but we ran out of time. I think it would be excellent for that to occur but there are so many organizations now that I believe it wil never happen.
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    Thanks for the info, Bob.
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    Maybe some people in the Senoir coucil should step up and try to get the kenpo world back together again. Try to get the IKKA back together for old times sake. I know it is probably imposible since there are so many organizations, but it is just a thought.
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    I don't see any value now of re-establishing the IKKA. The past is the past and we must move on. Who would be willing to run it?

    What I like the most about what I am seeing in today's Kenpo world, however, are alliances. For example, my good friend Sean Kelley, who is president of the Chinese Karate Federation, has people come together and train, regardless of affiliation. The CKF, for example, has formed alliances with the UKF and LTKKA to bring Kenpo to new levels. Sean will bring the likes of Larry Tatum and Mike Pick to his camps, and putting their respective associations aside, will share their knowledge to kenpoists. Friendships, of course, are also built.

    As an LTKKA member, I appreciate the opportunity of being able to learn from a variety of instructors, regardless of who belongs with who.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seabrook
    I don't see any value now of re-establishing the IKKA. The past is the past and we must move on. Who would be willing to run it?

    What I like the most about what I am seeing in today's Kenpo world, however, are alliances. For example, my good friend Sean Kelley, who is president of the Chinese Karate Federation, has people come together and train, regardless of affiliation. The CKF, for example, has formed alliances with the UKF and LTKKA to bring Kenpo to new levels. Sean will bring the likes of Larry Tatum and Mike Pick to his camps, and putting their respective associations aside, will share their knowledge to kenpoists. Friendships, of course, are also built.

    As an LTKKA member, I appreciate the opportunity of being able to learn from a variety of instructors, regardless of who belongs with who.


    Jamie Seabrook
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    It was just a thought. I also think it is great that we have all these organizations. I was just thinking that it would show the rest of the world that we still are strong, alive and kicking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerkarate
    Maybe some people in the Senoir coucil should step up and try to get the kenpo world back together again. Try to get the IKKA back together for old times sake. I know it is probably imposible since there are so many organizations, but it is just a thought.
    It's a nice idea, but I think a lot of people feel like Mr. Seabrook that "the past is the past and we must move on." I heard in November of 2003 that there was an attempt to bring back the IKKA & that two Senior Kenpo Black Belts (who I prefer not to name) were going to run it. Obviously, it didn't work - as to why, I can only speculate: maybe it's been too long since Mr. Parker passed away, or maybe the Senior Black Belts are happy doing their own thing with their own organizations, who knows. However, IMHO I believe that the fact that there are so many Kenpo organizations & schools out there run by students of Mr. Parker (or students of his Black Belts) shows the world that Kenpo is indeed alive & "kicking"--just one student's opinion. And if there are organizations who bring in instructors from other organizations in an "alliance" of some kind, I think that's good for everyone.
    Quote Originally Posted by Seabrook
    I appreciate the opportunity of being able to learn from a variety of instructors, regardless of who belongs with who.
    Very well said, Sir. I feel the same way.
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