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    SHORT FORM 1

    OPENING: ATTENTION STANCE. DROP TO A MEDITATING HORSE STANCE. COME UP TO AN ATTENTION STANCE. SIGNIFY. EXECUTE THE SALUTATION: 1) SALUTE, 2) SYMBOL OF FRIENDLY AND UNARMED,3) MEDITATING HORSE, 4) PRAYER OF FORGIVENESS. THEN RETURN TO A MEDITATING HORSE, AND CONCLUDE WITH THE HEAD UP AND EYES OPEN.


    1. Your left foot drops back toward 6:00 into a right neutral bow to 12:00, while executing a right inward block, simultaneous "with" a left back elbow strike.

    2. Your right foot drops back toward 6:00 into a left neutral bow to 12:00, while executing a left inward block simultaneous "with" a right back elbow strike.

    3. Cover (by moving your right foot toward 3:00) into a left neutral bow to 9:00, while executing a left vertical outward block simultaneous "with" a right back elbow strike.

    4. Your left foot drops back toward 3:00 into a right neutral bow to 9:00, while executing a right vertical outward block simultaneous "with" a left back elbow strike.

    5. Cover (by moving your right foot slightly to your left while essentially at 9:00) into a left neutral bow to 3:00, while executing a left upward block simultaneous "with" a right back elbow strike.

    6. Your left foot drops back toward 9:00 into a right neutral bow to 3:00, while executing a right upward block simultaneous
    "with" a left back elbow strike.

    7. Cover (by moving your left foot toward 12:00) into a right neutral bow to 6:00, while executing a right downward block simultaneous "with" a left back elbow strike.

    8. Your right foot drops back toward 12:00 into a left neutral bow to 6:00, while executing a left downward block simultaneous
    "with" a right back elbow strike.

    CLOSING: Cover (by having your left foot drag to your right foot and out to 9:00) into a MEDITATING HORSE STANCE, facing 12:00. COME TO ATTENTION. EXECUTE THE FULL SALUTATION.

    SHORT FORM #1

    Contains/Teaches
    Contains:

    1. Moves that are strictly defensive.
    2. Stances:

    a. Attention
    b. Horse
    c. Neutral

    3. Basic blocks:

    a. Inward
    b. Outward
    c. Upward
    d. Downward

    4. Double blocks ( Double Factor ) :

    a. High
    b. Low

    5. Four basic angles of attack.
    6. Back elbow strike while blocking.
    7. Nineteen moves including both sides and close.

    Teaches:

    1. Stay down while in a stance.

    2. Erect posture.

    3. Increased peripheral vision.

    4. Always look at your opponent.

    5. Never expose your back unnecessarily.

    6. How to cover into a neutral bow.

    7. Constant head level while changing stances.

    8. How to retreat from an opponent when turning to face the unknown.

    9. Basic timing of hands and feet.

    10. How to block while retreating. (Opposite hand, Opposite foot)

    11. Relax and tense at the proper moment.

    12. Angle changes in preparation for a mass attack.

    13. How to use the opposite arm as a hidden weapon.

    14. How to move up and down in an "L" shape pattern.

    15. Repetition of the four basic blocks while retreating.

    16. To have your block make contact at a distance from you so that your opponent's punch will be greatly diverted.

    17. Crisp moves with snap and torque.


    CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF MOVEMENTS IN SHORT FORM #1


    Two (2) inward blocks, two (2) outward blocks, two (2) upward blocks, and two (2) downward blocks while utilizing the "clock principle" to simplify foot movements.


    RIGHT SIDE ONLY

    FOOT MOVEMENTS HAND MOVEMENTS

    1. lt - 6 rt - in
    2. rt - 6 lt - in
    3. rt - 3 lt - out
    4. lt - 3 rt - out
    5. rt - 9 (slightly left/cover to 3) lt - up
    6. lt - 9 rt - up
    7. lt - 12 rt - down
    8. rt - 12 lt - down
    9. lt - Horse (facing 12) Salutation
    10. Close (in bring both feet together have your left foot close to the right and place both of your hands smartly to the sides of your thighs).


    NOTE: Employ the "CLOCK PRINCIPLE" when doing all forms, using 12 o'clock as your initial point of reference.

    NOTES ON SHORT FORM #1


    1. Practice both sides of the form.

    2. Try it in different environments: smooth floor, sand, in the dark, in the bathroom, wearing different clothes, etc...

    3. Practice with attackers; learn to first block on the outside of their weapons. Repeat the form while blocking on the inside of their weapons.

    4. List some of the benefits of covering.

    5. Note the advantage of maintaining a constant head level while moving.

    6. Your back elbow strikes should travel directly to your rear.

    7. Practice the form while being conscious of what it teaches.

    8. List some of the ways the form helps you to improve your freestyle.

    9. List some of the ways it improves your fighting.

    10. Note the two basic covers in Short Form #1: rear cover and side cover.

    11. Practice your blocks utilizing the DOUBLE FACTOR.

    12. Study the possible methods of executing your inward blocks on the first two moves of the form.

    13. Be sure to keep your fists clenched throughout this form.
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    Mr. Chapel, when was the salutation added to the basic forms?

    Huk's instruction has always been the basics forms were started and finished without the salutation.

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    What is the double factor? I am not familiar with that term.

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Doc's Archive: Short Form 1

    Quote Originally Posted by ElizDVM View Post
    What is the double factor? I am not familiar with that term.

    Thanks in advance


    Watch carefully and you'll see a "minor block" inserted before the "major block". This is the double factor and is a resultant of proper indexing, alignment and execution of the form. Line one has an outward block being done by the retreating arm prior to the inward block of the lead arm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeledward View Post
    Mr. Chapel, when was the salutation added to the basic forms?

    Huk's instruction has always been the basics forms were started and finished without the salutation.
    I do not recall the Salutation being added until into the seventies, and I would agree with Huk. Besides I know of no other who had as much input in the inception of that era of kenpo as Huk, so it would be real hard to contradict his perspective. He will also tell you the extensions after blue didn't belong either, and were a creation of someone other than Mr. Parker. And of course, he would be right like he is on most things. That doesn't mean that things didn't change later on, but because Huk was there on the ground floor, his material should be considered, "original." I was there, but didn't contribute much, unlike Richard.

    But keep in mind, in my own teachings there is a distinction between the "Salutation" and the "Salute." The salute had been around at least since 1963 as far as I knew, (and probably longer if I had to guess), with the Salutation added much later. That was a carryover from our Chinese Kenpo interpretations when the only real form we had was "Tiger & The Crane." Everything else was pretty much just "basics." The Salute was right out of the book, Secrets Of Chinese Karate," sir, but no mention was ever made of the "new" salutation for years.

    I'll pull up the archive on the Salute and Salutation and post it sir.
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