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    Default Just wondering!!

    How different are the kenpo styles (if this is possible to answer) like the Tracy, Ed Parker, Paul Mills, and others I didnt mention. I am only familiar with Paul Mills AKKI so I was just wondering about the others and how different they realy are.

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    Off the top of my head there are the following

    Tracys
    Sub-Level 4 with Doc Chapel
    IKKO with Dennis Conatser
    AKKI with Paul Mills
    AKKS with Jeff Speakman
    WKKA with Joe Palanzo
    LTKKA with Larry Tatum
    Frank Trejo now his own organization
    ACKK with George Elmer
    IKCA with Chuck Sullivan & Vic LeRoux

    All of these trace their roots back to SGM Parker but all ahve their own unique twist on things, I know I missed several oragnizations but this will give you a brief idea of who all is ouit there.
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    Default Re: Just wondering!!

    There are also the various kenpo/kempo systems that trace back or are entirely Japanese, Chinese, etc.
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    Hey Bro.
    THat's a huge, open ended line of questioning that's got lots of possible answers.
    I think you'd be best served by doing research into the history of American Kenpo. Try "The Journey" (book) and the 1st couple of books of Ed Parker's "Infinite Insights into Kenpo" books for some basic background info. That'd be a good place to begin your research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    Off the top of my head there are the following

    Tracys
    Sub-Level 4 with Doc Chapel
    IKKO with Dennis Conatser
    AKKI with Paul Mills
    AKKS with Jeff Speakman
    WKKA with Joe Palanzo
    LTKKA with Larry Tatum
    Frank Trejo now his own organization
    ACKK with George Elmer
    IKCA with Chuck Sullivan & Vic LeRoux

    All of these trace their roots back to SGM Parker but all ahve their own unique twist on things, I know I missed several oragnizations but this will give you a brief idea of who all is ouit there.
    The IKKO, AKKS, WKKA, LTKKA, and FTKA are all EPAK. I don't know enough about Chapel's Kenpo to comment. The AKKI, ACKS, and IKCA all have their roots in EPAK, but are not teaching our system.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seabrook
    The IKKO, AKKS, WKKA, LTKKA, and FTKA are all EPAK. I don't know enough about Chapel's Kenpo to comment. The AKKI, ACKS, and IKCA all have their roots in EPAK, but are not teaching our system.


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    It is also god to remember that a lot of the Kenpo groups are teaching the Kenpo that was taught to them at that time. As SGM Parker was refining and evolving things changed and some school were not teaching what he was working on right up to his untimely demise.
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    Default Re: Just wondering!!

    there are definitely a lot of arts out there that are kem/npo, and just as many political battles to go along with them. take everything you read with a grain of salt......happy learning!

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    Default Re: Just wondering!!

    Brother John I have done alot of research on the art and I was just wondering what others had to say about it. thanks for the info though

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