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    Default If you had to demo what makes kenpo distinct....

    If you had to demonstrate and capture the signature of what makes Kenpo karate distinct and different from other martial arts what would you do? What basics, techniques, concepts or principles would you use to get your point across?

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    Default Re: If you had to demo what makes kenpo distinct....

    It depends on the time frame, and the number of available dummies.

    I think a powerful demonstration would be to first show some flashy movements, and then show some applications. I can't think of any better way to do that than with Short Form 3.

    You could move through Short 3 alone, and it would look sort of interesting. Then get three or four bad guys to attack you in the correct sequence and directions to complete Short 3 against them. The choreography is a bit difficult, especially on the long line, but you can make it work.

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    Default Re: If you had to demo what makes kenpo distinct....

    Quote Originally Posted by michaeledward View Post
    It depends on the time frame, and the number of available dummies.

    I think a powerful demonstration would be to first show some flashy movements, and then show some applications. I can't think of any better way to do that than with Short Form 3.

    You could move through Short 3 alone, and it would look sort of interesting. Then get three or four bad guys to attack you in the correct sequence and directions to complete Short 3 against them. The choreography is a bit difficult, especially on the long line, but you can make it work.
    I know an instructor who did that for the creative division of a tournament, he called it the "insane asylum form," and had three guys dressed up as orderlies tryng control him throughout the form. It ends when they stick him in a straight jacket and drag him off the floor. It was pretty dang funny.

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    Default Re: If you had to demo what makes kenpo distinct....

    Be careful what you say, some may take it the wrong way.

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    Default Re: If you had to demo what makes kenpo distinct....

    Quote Originally Posted by michaeledward View Post
    It depends on the time frame, and the number of available dummies.

    I think a powerful demonstration would be to first show some flashy movements, and then show some applications. I can't think of any better way to do that than with Short Form 3.

    You could move through Short 3 alone, and it would look sort of interesting. Then get three or four bad guys to attack you in the correct sequence and directions to complete Short 3 against them. The choreography is a bit difficult, especially on the long line, but you can make it work.
    Great idea! How bout Long 3?

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