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    Default so many techniques so little time Tracy and Parker

    I've been teaching Kenpo a lot of years and over the years I've had routines where I did my personal workout at night when all the students were gone. Then I starting getting up at 5:30 and working out before the drive into Ashland and that's where I am now. Parker has extensions and Tracy doesn't...well maybe an A and B version. Basically hundreds of techniques in all, for a while I worked on low level colored belt material, now I'm into 3rd black...now I'm getting dizzy.

    I'm looking for input from others, first black or above in Kenpo...How do you assemble your personal workouts.

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    Default Re: so many techniques so little time Tracy and Parker

    I start with a kata or two, then throw in a set, then pick one belt rank or two and run through those.

    Then the next time, I do the same thing, but pick a different kata, different set and different belt card.

    Lately, I've been not doing that. I've been slacking and just going to class and teaching. Too many darned injuries. Must heal.

    Soon though, I will be back in my routine.

    Can't wait.

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    Default Re: so many techniques so little time Tracy and Parker

    Then add into the mix working long hours and trying to catch up on everything else that has fallen behind in your life because of work restraints. There are some times I personally don't feel like working on the material.

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    Default Re: so many techniques so little time Tracy and Parker

    Quote Originally Posted by kit View Post
    I've been teaching Kenpo a lot of years and over the years I've had routines where I did my personal workout at night when all the students were gone. Then I starting getting up at 5:30 and working out before the drive into Ashland and that's where I am now. Parker has extensions and Tracy doesn't...well maybe an A and B version. Basically hundreds of techniques in all, for a while I worked on low level colored belt material, now I'm into 3rd black...now I'm getting dizzy.

    I'm looking for input from others, first black or above in Kenpo...How do you assemble your personal workouts.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: so many techniques so little time Tracy and Parker

    Quote Originally Posted by amylong View Post
    Lately, I've been not doing that. I've been slacking and just going to class and teaching. Too many darned injuries. Must heal.
    Soon though, I will be back in my routine.
    Can't wait.

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    Default Re: so many techniques so little time Tracy and Parker

    There are 7 belt levels and 7 days in the week. I used to train a different belt level every day to break it up because if I practiced all our material all the way through 3rd black it would take me well over 3 hours...and that's not really focusing on anything..that's just going through the forms and tech's one at a time!
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    Default Re: so many techniques so little time Tracy and Parker

    I will do a quick warm up to get the heart going (jump rope, run, etc.), then move right into basics. Particularly, I spend alot of time on stances, transitions, and power generation. I work the Sets, alignment / activation mechanisms, and mindset. If I have a bag or something to hit, I will utilize it almost always to gain a better understanding and application of my basics.

    This will typically occupy 50 - 75% of my session. The remainder will focus on techniques. I have a bad habit of digging too deep into a technique (I'll spend half an hour on a single move), and I don't get too far down the list. Its something I'm trying to correct in my own training.

    Good discussion.

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