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    Default Hello new member here

    Hello I just wanted to introduce myself.

    I have been studying Kenpo for a couple years (2-3 off and on cumulative). I started about 8 years ago at a local school where I earned my purple belt, then I moved and it was too far to drive daily to class (1 hr each way) so I stopped. I found online courses and at the time all of the ones I could find stunk, there was no real guidance just ďYou paid you money hereís all info from yellow to whatever black they were teaching toĒ. I didnít like that so I stopped altogether.

    I ended up moving closer to my former school and went to go back, they changed the class schedule about 2 weeks after I joined again for summer hours (I understood why) and the owner/instructor said he would work with me blah blah blah just text me to set something up. Then he ghosted me until like 4 months later by that time I had given up and said ďNo thanks Iím not coming back to your schoolĒ that was about a year or two ago.

    I had been wanting to do Kenpo but due to lack of schools I once again turned to online training and this time I found an awesome site. They break everything down weekly (2 techniques a week) along with all basic motions etc, that really helped me out since everything isnít dumped on me at once.
    After about 3 weeks of training there I reached out to the owner (they offered private lessons VIA video chat) and asked how much to do a bulk buy of private classes we worked it out to where I get bi-weekly private lessons with him.


    It is harder doing it at home, but enough time, and the private lessons with my instructor have really helped me out a lot. I just earned my Yellow belt a few weeks ago with him, we are doing Tracyís system as well so I can follow a lot of things I couldnít before.

    Since being in the online courses I have learned that what I was being taught (and paying over $100/mo for) was a VERY watered down system. Yellow only had 5 techniques and each other belt had 10 I think. The system was created by Jim Pitts (Iíve seen him mentioned a couple times here) who was touted as being 5th Dan but after researching him I found out his 5th Dan was in Tae Kwon Do.

    Anyways thatís my story, Iím looking forward to being here.

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    Default Re: Hello new member here

    Welcome aboard and Good Luck!!!
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    "learning should be an endless process, learning how to continually learn is the key and requires the release of ego"

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    Default Re: Hello new member here

    Welcome to KenpoTalk!

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    Default Re: Hello new member here

    Welcome aboard
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    Hello new member

    Welcome to the party!
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