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    I purchased Larry Tatum's Histry & Traditions DVD as part of the When Kenpo Strikes series, but it's more of an interview of Larry's career in the arts.

    What I'm looking for is a DVD with historical background information of the development of Kenpo from a historical perspective. I don't really care for from which side of the fence it comes from as far as Parker/Tracy/Chow/Mitose - I just want to glean as much information as possible from as many sources as I can.

    I'd like to hear things like:
    *Development of the Kenpo belt structure for whichever flavor the dvd is out for

    *How/when/why the uniforms were switched from the judogi to the black uniform

    *"Studio" vs. "dojo"

    *Development of the colored belt system

    *Development of the red bar + stripes vs. a bunch of stripes

    *For the Parker flavors - coverage of the various splits in the Parker lineages

    *What makes each flavor distinctive - EPAK vs. Tracy vs. TRACO vs. IKCA vs. SL4 vs. Kenpo 5.0 vs. Shaolin Kenpo, etc

    *Protocols for classes, promotions, etc

    Anyone have any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IWishToLearn View Post
    I purchased Larry Tatum's Histry & Traditions DVD as part of the When Kenpo Strikes series, but it's more of an interview of Larry's career in the arts.

    What I'm looking for is a DVD with historical background information of the development of Kenpo from a historical perspective. I don't really care for from which side of the fence it comes from as far as Parker/Tracy/Chow/Mitose - I just want to glean as much information as possible from as many sources as I can.

    I'd like to hear things like:
    *Development of the Kenpo belt structure for whichever flavor the dvd is out for

    *How/when/why the uniforms were switched from the judogi to the black uniform

    *"Studio" vs. "dojo"

    *Development of the colored belt system

    *Development of the red bar + stripes vs. a bunch of stripes

    *For the Parker flavors - coverage of the various splits in the Parker lineages

    *What makes each flavor distinctive - EPAK vs. Tracy vs. TRACO vs. IKCA vs. SL4 vs. Kenpo 5.0 vs. Shaolin Kenpo, etc

    *Protocols for classes, promotions, etc

    Anyone have any suggestions?
    As for that kind of history I cant totally help you. But I got a bunch of seminars of Mr. Parker off of ebay. You should also check Amazon, I got a few good history things off of there. I would recomend the Infinate Insights and Mr. Weblakes Kenpo Karate 101 book.
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    Book one of the infinite insights is the history book. Also Tracy's webpage has alot of history. Not sure how much fact is in it, but its a great read!

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    Default Re: Looking for Historical Kenpo DVDs

    For a very long time, the higher the Dan grades, the more red stripes were on the belt. SGM Parker, at some point, decided it was better to go with the bricks on the belt, in lieu of the zebra-like array of stripage. Soon after that, Al Tracy decided to try and invoke the no stripe clause. He indicated that he would prefer a belt with the kanji for Kenpo Karaté on one length, and the kanji for Spirit of the Tiger and Dragon on the other... And let everyone else guess what rank you are.

    ... There is no end to the political perfidy... :lol:

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    The IKCA has a few DVD's on there like "Vintage Kenpo." I am sure if you go hunting out there you will find a lot more.
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    I've got everything the IKCA has to offer.

    Unfortunately I can't seem to locate any more historical dvds made by anyone else.
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    Maybe you can make it! Have you checked out The Journey? Maybe a few well placed interviews would help. (I'd contact Sifu Roy - He's a gold mine!)

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    Funny you mention that. I'm actually considering doing just that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Finn View Post
    Maybe you can make it! Have you checked out The Journey? Maybe a few well placed interviews would help. (I'd contact Sifu Roy - He's a gold mine!)

    Richard
    The Journey is great. I got one when it came out for $75........oy. Send me a PM I can tell you where to get it.
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    Default Re: Looking for Historical Kenpo DVDs

    Greetings.

    Go to

    http://www.tracyskarate.com (Tracy's view)

    http://www.karateconnection.com/history.htm (Sullivan's View)

    http://www.kenpohomestudycourse.com/kenpo/videos.htm (Videos)

    http://www.martialscienceuniversity.com/index.php (Chapel's view)

    http://satansbarber.co.uk/files/chapel/index.htm (Chapel's + Ed Parker Jr's view)

    http://arnis.org (go to both AKLA and Elite-fighters for lots of cools stuff. Lamkin Brothers view [high ranked in BOTH Tracy's and EP Kenpo Karate])

    Read the articles. There are also books. Obviously, search the forums later on. Enjoy!

    Juan M. Mercado

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