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    Hello Everyone,

    My name is Derek Morrison, I'm live in London, ON, Canada, and I started training American Kenpo in 1986. I earned a rank of 3rd Degree Black in 2000 and then needed to retire due to illness. I started Training with, and because of, my lifelong friend Jason Arnold (Jaybacca). He introduced me to Kenpo by doing Squatting Sacrifice on me, on his front lawn . I had studied Goju a year or so earlier and this Kenpo stuff blew it out of the water. We trained almost everyday at his house or at his brothers school ... It was crazy hard training and we loved every minute of it. We then went on to train with Joe Foster for many years. I met the BlackPhoenix (Pat Robinson) at Joe's and he is still one of my good friends. Long 5 was one of the forms that Pat and I really enjoyed working on and performing . It was at Joe's that I was able to meet and train with Mr. Parker a few times. I was fortunate enough to have Mr.Parker Demonstrate Five Swords on me ... WOW!! When he dropped that final strike... . He also tested me for 3rd Degree Brown , obviously one of the high points of my Kenpo Life. After we left Joe's, I went on to continue my Kenpo training with a number of different Instructors, including, Joe Palanzo, Frank Trejo and Steve Arsenault to name a few. I opened a Kenpo school of my own along the way, but I had to close it after I took Ill. Through the years I've met many amazing Instructors and made Great Friends, and I look forward to getting to know many more of you folks out here. After many years of being away from the kenpo community, I've finally got my health back to the point of being able to return to training . Hopefully I'll get a chance to workout with some of you, and if not, at least share some ideas and have some discussions on this forum.

    Yeaaa, I know it was a long winded post, but I wanted to give you a little bit of info on myself...

    Have A Great day, Chat with Y'all Soon.
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    Greetings and salutations! Welcome to KT.

    I'm glad your health has improved and you're able to train again. I look forward to reading your posts.
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    Good to have ya here!
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    Welcome to KenpoTalk Derek, it is good to have another Canuck on the site.
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    Hey Derek,

    We are actually having a Kenpo Camp right here in London, Aug 17-19, and we will be bringing in Steve Arsenault. Myself, Jason Arnold, Paul Dawdy, Pat Robinson, and of course, Steve Arsenault will all be teaching at it.

    Hope all is well brother.


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    Welcome! Glad you are able to get back into it!

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    Derick you have had some great instructors over the years. You have been blessed. We are very glad to have you back in Kenpo and on KenpoTalk. you will find a lot of your old friends on here so you can get back in touch with them. Also you can make a lot of new friends.

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    Hi.

    Really glad you joined. Very glad you're here. Can't wait to read your posts.

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    Welcome to KT!!
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    Welcome to Kenpo Talk
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    Back on the attack! Good to hear you made the recovery. Welcome!

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    Welcome to KT.
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    Welceo to KT. Best wishes with your training and health.
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    Welcome to KT.
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    Hello Derek and welcome to KenpoTalk ... happy posting!

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    Glad to see you have worked with Jason Arnold. He has a very similar background that I do. I have corresponded with him several times. He is also very heavy into Arnis as we are. Also makes weapons as I do. We had a lot in common to talk about. Glad you are able to get back into you Kenpo.

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    Welcome to KT!!
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    yes derek and myself go way back to when i used to steal his watermelon from his grandma's or should i say she used to give me his haha! his grandma was my next door neighbour growing up so i have known him since i was about 5yrs old,he is and always will be my lifelong friend and brother and was my best man at my wedding. i would say hi to him on here but no need i just call him,besides our usual greetings are probably not allowed on here hahaha! he has had a tough road but has perservered and my hat's off to him! so welcome him because derek, i don't care what a hundred people tell me you are alright hahahahaha!
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