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    Well, starting next week I will be back working nights and able to resume my Kenpo training. Along with that, I will be starting up Judo training at the local Navy Base I work at. I used to train in Judo when I was in High School (many moons ago) and had a great time with it. I figure to help supplement my Kenpo training with it and get my creative juices flowing. Anyway, I have yet another question to ask of the group here. When doing Short 1, I have started adding strikes into it just to get a feel for different things. Will this end up hurting or helping my technique? At class I will do it the way I was taught but it just seems lacking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MooseKenpo View Post
    Well, starting next week I will be back working nights and able to resume my Kenpo training. Along with that, I will be starting up Judo training at the local Navy Base I work at. I used to train in Judo when I was in High School (many moons ago) and had a great time with it. I figure to help supplement my Kenpo training with it and get my creative juices flowing. Anyway, I have yet another question to ask of the group here. When doing Short 1, I have started adding strikes into it just to get a feel for different things. Will this end up hurting or helping my technique? At class I will do it the way I was taught but it just seems lacking.
    Cross training is certainly a good thing, and I always suggest it. However, I think that a solid base art should be established first. As far as adding things into the kata...IMO, I'd stay away from that. When I practice forms, I do them as they were written.

    Judo training or any ground work for that matter, is a benefit to everyone!

    Good luck with your training!

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    Judo is a great art, and I don't think you'll find too much confusion between it and the Tracy's material. You'll also be maintaining your falling skills which so many kenpoists don't emphasize enough on.

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    Default when you have the complete kenpo art, no cross-training necessary

    Quote Originally Posted by MJS View Post
    Cross training is certainly a good thing, and I always suggest it. However, I think that a solid base art should be established first. As far as adding things into the kata...IMO, I'd stay away from that. When I practice forms, I do them as they were written.

    Judo training or any ground work for that matter, is a benefit to everyone!
    I pretty much feel/know that kenpo is a complete art, and even back in 1973 I had a Judo mat in all my kenpo karate studio.

    Mr. Parker used to teach the jujitsu, and then he went to "checking" instead.

    The Jujitsu part of Kenpo (Kenpo Jujitsu) is still a part of my Kenpo, and so are the kicking arts.

    Dr. John M. La Tourrette

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    Definately keep Short 1 as it was written. If you want a form with strikes, do a more complex form. It does seem lacking, however, you have to remember, it is SHORT 1. It supposed to be a very basic form to introduce the concepts of beginning Kenpo movements (blocks, neutral bows, etc) to the newbie.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdamap View Post
    Definately keep Short 1 as it was written. If you want a form with strikes, do a more complex form. It does seem lacking, however, you have to remember, it is SHORT 1. It supposed to be a very basic form to introduce the concepts of beginning Kenpo movements (blocks, neutral bows, etc) to the newbie.
    I agree. If you want to practice Short 1 with strikes, do Long 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenpodave View Post
    I agree. If you want to practice Short 1 with strikes, do Long 1.
    Yep, that's what Shield and Mace is for.

    Fade back

    Block

    step forward

    Hip rotation

    reverse punch

    and all the transitions.

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