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    Default How many forms

    How many forms are there in Kajukenbo and what are they?
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    Default Re: How many forms

    The "Original Method" has 14. They are Palama Sets 1-14. Originally they were called "Pinans", but in 1993 Sijo Emperado changed the name to Palama Sets to recognize the place of their creation, the Kajukenbo school at the Palama Settlement Gym. They also were unique to Kajukenbo and not the same as the Okinawan Pinans, or the Shaolin Kempo Pinans.
    The "Won Hop Kuen Do", "Chuan Fa", and "Tumpai" branches of Kajukenbo use some Palama Sets, but primarily use kung fu forms (which ones I'm not aware of). "Tumpai" emphasizes taichi forms.

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    Default Re: How many forms

    Does each seperate form have an overall theme to it?
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    Default Re: How many forms

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    Does each seperate form have an overall theme to it?
    What do you mean by theme? Number 14 is usually taught first because it contains the most basic blocks and strikes. Each one will show an influence from one of the creators as each one contains material for the self defense techniques as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    Does each seperate form have an overall theme to it?
    Certainly nothing as thematic as Parker Kenpo forms, but there certainly are some that show a distinct flavour. (If I get any of the numbers wrong, I apologize, its been about 5 years since I've done a Palamas Set).

    Four was all hands and no movement.

    Five and Six were closed fist and open hand versions of the same form, showing different applications for similar movement.

    Seven was based around various kicks.

    One of my questions regarding the forms, is that they tend to be short and not-bilateral (with the exception of four). Do instructors require knowing the forms on both sides (mirror-image), or is that type of skill development considered simply part learning your basics?

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    I can only speak for myself. Forms are a part of learning basics and I do not require them to be performed on both sides as I would techniques. #8 is mostly kicks and the rest ya nailed on the head.
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