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    Here is yet another thread inspired by something I read in a few posts on here.

    Has the movie The Perfect Weapon with Jeff Speakman inspired you.
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    It didn't get me interested in kenpo because I was already an Orange-belt by the time I first saw it. Also, I can't say that in inspired to me "step up" my training because even at that level (orange) I was already attending class 4 or 5 nights per week (around 10-12 hours total). That's not to imply that his display of kenpo in the movie didn't impress the heck out of me. One thing I've enjoyed was that, as I've progressed through the system, I've been able to recognize and follow more and more of what he was doing instead of saying "I don't know what that was, but it was cool."
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    Thinking back I was in high school when that came out. I still remember sitting in the movie theater and watching Mr. Speakmen beat the tar out of a couch with sticks. I had no idea what Kenpo was but I knew I had to learn how to swing those sticks.

    Now I love to pop in that DVD and see how much I can recognize.
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    Great movie!

    Wish it would come out on DVD.

    They did a great job with it to bad there was no follow up.
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    I can't say it inspired me, but I did enjoy it. The fight in the TKD bad guy's gym. Is probably my favorite to date. I think Mr.Speakman, and Mr.Lew did an outstanding job.

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    I remember seeing it. I didn't know it was Kenpo until after I started training, but i guess in a way it inspired me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsudo_karate View Post
    Great movie!

    Wish it would come out on DVD.

    They did a great job with it to bad there was no follow up.
    Check on E Bay. I bought a dubbed copy for $12

    The quality’s not perfect but its DVD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenpochrstn View Post
    I can't say it inspired me, but I did enjoy it. The fight in the TKD bad guy's gym. Is probably my favorite to date. I think Mr.Speakman, and Mr.Lew did an outstanding job.

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    I just watched it recently. It got me jazzed to see techniques I recognized and since Mr. Speakman is my new instructor, that got me excited, but I don't know if 'inspired' is the right word since I'm already completely immersed in kenpo.

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    I had recently started in Kenpo when I first saw "The Perfect Weapon" (I have watched it many times since). It always seems make me want to push myself just a little bit harder.
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    Perfect Weapon ROCKS!!

    I think I watched it just a couple of months after I started training (in 96) and was hooked after that!

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    Does anyone have a copy of the TV version with the deleted arcade scene in the beginning? I dont which is why I am asking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katsudo_karate View Post
    Does anyone have a copy of the TV version with the deleted arcade scene in the beginning? I dont which is why I am asking.
    There was a T.V. version?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikael151 View Post
    There was a T.V. version?
    hmmm well not per-say I guess, it was unedited regarding footage though and had some extra stuff in it.
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    The Perfect Weapon is why I came to Kenpo Sifu DangeRuss is why I stay
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    Here is a question for all of the NO's How many of you are Non-Epak?
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    I answered no. I had already started my EPAK training when I saw the movie (I do own a copy now). It was at the urging of my instructor to see the movie, and after watching it I thought it was well worth owning.

    Watching the movie, I certainly was seeing the applications of the techniques (and trying to count and spot as many as I could). I was certainly impressed with Mr. Speakman's speed and the choreography of the fights.

    Despite all that I still saw it as a movie, so I disassociated it with reality. Kenpo in the street will never look that way (at least when I'm doing it) so I saw it as a showcase and something to enjoy.




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    I'm a no and fully EPAK. I enjoyed the Movie but I was fully committed to Kenpo already. No movie could inspire me like my instructor Mr. Steve Hatfield already had. Also I had already met Mr. Planas, Mr. Wedlake, Mr. Trejo and was fully inspired. I still enjoyed the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsudo_karate View Post
    Does anyone have a copy of the TV version with the deleted arcade scene in the beginning? I dont which is why I am asking.
    I believe I have it... It also has a "park" scene in it, as I recall, with a rather hot Mariska Hargitay doing some speaking bits.

    I haven't watched it in quite a while as I kind of burned out on it.

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    Saw it. Loved it. Signed up for classes!!

    Now we need some more "Kenpo" movies! I'm not sure if Wesley Snipes movies would qualify (though he studied extensively with Steve Muhammed.) But, on that note..... I'm not sure he'd make a great role model for us right now! DOH!
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    Now we need some more "Kenpo" movies! I'm not sure if Wesley Snipes movies would qualify (though he studied extensively with Steve Muhammed.) But, on that note..... I'm not sure he'd make a great role model for us right now! DOH!
    I'm out of the loop. Are you talking about Wesley Snipes being a bad role model right now? If so, why?

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