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    Hi everyone,

    I am new to this site and forums for that matter. I have been studying kenpo for the past 20 some odd years and have gone through numerous transitions in my training. I look forward to both learing and sharing from my experiences thought the years.

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    Welcome to KT. Looking forward to reading your posts. Twenty years is a long time. Glad to have ya here.
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    Welcome to KenpoTalk. Please share more with us about your training history. Several of us are from South Western Ontario and have probably cross paths at numerous events.
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    Welcome to KT!
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    Welcome and enjoy posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by execkenpo View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I am new to this site and forums for that matter. I have been studying kenpo for the past 20 some odd years
    Oh? A beginner?

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    Welcome aboard. Please fasten your seatbelts and be sure your seat back and tray table are in the upright position until you've reached cruising speed.

    I am curious to learn about your transitions and experience. Could you elaborate a bit? (Inquiring minds wanna know, y'know?)
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    Welcome welcome.

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    Greetings and salutations! Welcome to KT.
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    Gory details, I'm sure we can all share a few after our years of training. My first instructor was a Tracy Kenpoist who then was introduced to a Parker guy from the US (Dennis Tostin) and our school wnet through a major change and we had to relearn everything to date,,,he hooked up Polanzo then Parker directly.

    Life got in the way and I had to stop my 'formal training' for some years. My second teacher was a prodigy of the first and taught EPAK. I was there for a couple of years, byt he closed his school.

    My third and current teacher was originally a Tracy guy, transitioned to EPAK at least 10yr. ago and has never turned back. He was under at one point under Polanzo, but is currently under Trejo and very happy there.

    In all, I've been a kenpo student for the past 22? years and consider myself fortunate that I lucked into a kenpo school in the beginning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by execkenpo View Post
    My first instructor was a Tracy Kenpoist who then was introduced to a Parker guy from the US (Dennis Tostin) and our school wnet through a major change and we had to relearn everything to date,,,he hooked up Polanzo then Parker directly.

    Life got in the way and I had to stop my 'formal training' for some years. My second teacher was a prodigy of the first and taught EPAK. I was there for a couple of years, byt he closed his school.
    Hmmm. The only guy I can think of that did significant training with Dennis Tosten in the London region (who is both Tracy & Parker) was Mike Donovan but I may be wrong.
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    Joe Foster switched from Tracy to EPAK after meeting Tostin. I don't know if he trained with Dennis or if that was only the catalyst for change. I believe that Joe trained with Polanzo (though I doubt either of them would admit it now) and then directly with Parker for a short time before his death.

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    Welcome to KT!

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    Welcome to KT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seabrook View Post
    Hmmm. The only guy I can think of that did significant training with Dennis Tosten in the London region (who is both Tracy & Parker) was Mike Donovan but I may be wrong.
    I remember Dennis telling a story of how he and Mike Donovan practically started of trainng together. One of them (not certain if it was Dennis or Mike) was a beginner student studying the Tracy system, and the other sat outside watching every class so the ventually the instructor invited him in and asked him to be the other guys training partner. From there both of them flourished
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    joe foster actually trained with ralph chinnick first then did some training with polanzo and then some privates with parker,but mostly attended camps and seminars as we all have. just curious execkenpo who you are send me a private mail and we can chat i was at joe's many many years and know all the old guys very well. and as far as mike donovan goes if iam not mistaken it was dennis who was first then mike started and at one time were partners in the tracy system in philly then mike left for CANADA and met with foster then they became partners in olympic karate chain,joe then proceeded to do parker kenpo(off shoot brand) and mike met the professor(remy presas) and choose that path. how's that for a history lessons in london kenpo.
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    Welcome and enjoy posting.
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    Small change to Jay's story.
    Mike studied before Dennis. Military training, then some traditional school, then Tracy's. That is where they both started kenpo.
    Try to picture Dennis as a poor man standing outside watching Mike try out those cool (for the time) techniques. Hard to imagine, but too true.
    Then Mike went to North Carolina, the California, the up here to the great white north.
    Of course, it was years later that Dennis introduced Mike to some of Professor's knife work. Mike never looked back after that. (They were both drunk at the time though, lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Paul Dawdy View Post
    Small change to Jay's story.
    Mike studied before Dennis. Military training, then some traditional school, then Tracy's. That is where they both started kenpo.
    Try to picture Dennis as a poor man standing outside watching Mike try out those cool (for the time) techniques. Hard to imagine, but too true.
    Then Mike went to North Carolina, the California, the up here to the great white north.
    Of course, it was years later that Dennis introduced Mike to some of Professor's knife work. Mike never looked back after that. (They were both drunk at the time though, lol)

    That is pretty much the way Mr. Tosten described to me back in 2000. Maybe it si time for you to make your own introduction post in teh Meet & Greet Paul.
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