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    Stick Set is also known as Parker Form 7. Knife Set is also known as Parker Form 8. However, the staff sets are just "staff set 1" and "staff set 2." Does anybody know the reason for this?? Were the staff sets not created by SGM Parker? I just thought about this earlier this morning while practicing.... just curious.
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    I was unaware of a staff set 2. From my understanding from reading MT that Chuck Sullivan was the man who created the actual staff set. If memory serves me right Mr. Parker taught it to him and he took out the redundent material and presented it to Mr. Parker and it was then accepted into the curriculum. Form 7 & 8 are higher forms than someone lowly like me will have or get.

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    Sorry, Staff Set 2 is kinda our thing. But that's interesting about Mr. Sullivan. I guess that explains it then. Don't worry, you get around to learning Form 7 & 8 eventually.
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    Maybe.

    I'm actually more interested in 7 and club set more than I am in 8. I just need someone to teach it to me.

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    The Staff Set gives an introduction to long-range weaponry and provides several aspects of three-dimensional staff fighting. The main purpose of the set is to show how the staff can be used as an extension of one’s own body.

    While most Kenpoists claim that Chuck Sullivan (10th Degree Black Belt and co-founder of the International Karate Connection Association) created the Staff Set, actually that is not true. The Staff Set came from a Chinese Kung Fu expert that taught Ed Parker. Once he had the movements memorized, Ed Parker then taught the Staff Set to Chuck Sullivan. Seeing a lot of repetitiveness, particularly with the spinning maneuvers, Sullivan streamlined the Staff Set and got the approval of the new version from Ed Parker.


    Hope that helps.

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    That's interesting! Thanks Mr. Seabrook!
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    No worries CC, and if it's okay with you, Jamie will do.
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