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    Question re:Erick Lima

    I just watched a pretty dynamic demo by this gent on YouTube. Does anyone here know him, or what system of kenpo he teaches ?

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    Can you provide a link? Thanks.
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    I am sorry, but I would'nt even no how to begin providing a link. If you go to YouTube, and enter his name in the search bar the clip should come up. Actually I think he has more than one clip, but the one I watched had him executing a form. Happy hunting...

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    Default Re: Erick Lima

    Is this the one you were talking about?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuNJ9vXh8VU

    Based on the titles of the other clips, it looks like he is a Gracie BJJ guy at least part time. Apparently he also participates in "Hawaian Kenpo" in Brazil, brought there by a student of Bill Ryuysaki.

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    Default Re: Erick Lima

    Pretty Dynamic and well executed. Enjoyed it. Thank you for the Link.

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    Default Re: Erick Lima

    It kind of looks like heavy on the showmanship to me. I saw elements of Fu/Hok, mixed with backflips (if he is Brazilian, I surmize he may have had exposure to capoeira), and a kenpoesque technical flow. All in all, I found it flashy and inappropriate. Just my personal opinion.
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    Question Re: Erick Lima

    Quote Originally Posted by flying crane View Post
    It kind of looks like heavy on the showmanship to me.and a kenpoesque technical flow. All in all, I found it flashy and inappropriate. Just my personal opinion.
    Inappropriate???? It looked to me to be a demo of some sort. Are'nt they usually somewhat flashy in presentation? Anyway, I was'nt looking for a critique. I just thought his presentation was interesting, and it sparked some curiosity in me,ie: what system is he involved in etc..

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    Default Re: Erick Lima

    Quote Originally Posted by kenpochrstn View Post
    Inappropriate???? It looked to me to be a demo of some sort. Are'nt they usually somewhat flashy in presentation? Anyway, I was'nt looking for a critique. I just thought his presentation was interesting, and it sparked some curiosity in me,ie: what system is he involved in etc..

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    I guess what I meant was he was mixing elements of vastly different arts in ways that they don't work well together. Now understand, I train a few different arts, Kenpo, Capoeira, and kung fu including a version of Fu/hok. I am a proponent of feeling free to do this and I don't believe it is impossible to do like some people believe. I think if you practice them separately, you don't get confused. But it is important to practice them separately, because they work in very different ways. If you try to mix them in practice, you take them out of their context and remove the base upon which they are built, and they don't work anymore. That's what I felt was inappropriate: the way these things were mixed. It didn't showcase anything accurately, and it reflects poorly on the person because it gives away his secret that he doesn't really understand what he is doing. If he did, he would know better than to mix them like this, because he would know they don't work well like this. Or else he is just trying to capitalize on the flash and "wow" factor and hope the audience is sufficiently ignorant of the subject to not know any better. Either way, it reflects poorly on him, at least for the people who do know better.

    Was his demo a good example of athletic ability? Yes.

    Was it a good example of the various arts he mixed up? In my opinion, no.
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