Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 23

Thread: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    2,410
    Thanks
    4,613
    Thanked 1,697 Times in 966 Posts

    Default August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    Attention Kenpo Black Belts!!!
    (And underbelts from White to Brown)

    Saturday, August 20, 2011

    Mike Pick Sr., GMA 10th Degree Black Belt, UKF
    Bob White 9th Degree Black Belt, Bob White’s Kenpo
    Chuck Sullivan SGM 10th Degree Black Belt, IKCA Kenpo
    Bryan Hawkins 7th Degree Black Belt, United Kenpo Systems

    On Saturday, August 20th 2011 Mike Pick Sr., Bob White, Chuck Sullivan, and Bryan Hawkins will be hosting the Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone in Long Beach, California. For complete information on this event please visit http://kenpoblackbeltcombatzone.com/. This is one event that you, as a Kenpo Blackbelt, won’t want to miss. Come join these current Masters and Grandmasters and help us pay a Memorial Tribute to the Father of American Karate, Senior Grand Master of Kenpo, Edmund K. Parker Sr. without whom none of us would be enjoying Kenpo today.
    Joel Ellis
    LaGrange, GA

    "This whole thing is about balance and timing." -- Damon Excell

    If you do not consciously form good habits, you will unconsciously form bad ones.

    If it is important, do it every day. If it is not important, don’t do it at all. (Dan Gable’s coaching philosophy)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sunny San Antonio
    Posts
    1,102
    Thanks
    238
    Thanked 873 Times in 412 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    Unless the army disagrees, I'm there! I already got my room reserved... thinking they'll go pretty fast!
    "If a person prefers to do something another way, and he is happy with his results, no one can tell him he's wrong" Ed Parker, as quoted by Doc

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Salinas, California, United States
    Posts
    1,114
    Thanks
    514
    Thanked 492 Times in 315 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    Looks like a hell of an event.
    ~ Steve Zalazowski
    Continuing Student of the Arts.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,027
    Thanks
    1,590
    Thanked 3,130 Times in 1,274 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    ya i was thinking this looked good as well.
    I might have to add this to my list of to dos this year..
    I am still trying to figure out my goal for the year when it comes to martial arts events.
    I have 2 events on my list so far. one in a couple weeks, and then the Bob White Invitational.
    This would be a good close event to check out I think

  5. #5
    punkmonkey is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Adv. Blue Belt
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Richwood, Ohio, United States, 103740476331734, Richwood, Ohio
    Posts
    424
    Thanks
    495
    Thanked 498 Times in 234 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by J Ellis View Post
    Attention Kenpo Black Belts!!!
    (And underbelts from White to Brown)
    So anybody?
    The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. ~Thomas Jefferson
    If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought. ~Dennis Roth
    If you can't write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don't have a clear idea. ~David Belasco

    Bill Davenport

  6. #6
    Mikael151's Avatar
    Mikael151 is offline We're Not Worthy!
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    1,409
    Thanks
    1,964
    Thanked 473 Times in 341 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    The White Belts are gonna rock!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Michael Huffman
    1st Black, AKKI
    www.akki.com

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sunny San Antonio
    Posts
    1,102
    Thanks
    238
    Thanked 873 Times in 412 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by punkmonkey View Post
    So anybody?
    As far as I know, yessir!
    "If a person prefers to do something another way, and he is happy with his results, no one can tell him he's wrong" Ed Parker, as quoted by Doc

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Salinas, California, United States
    Posts
    1,114
    Thanks
    514
    Thanked 492 Times in 315 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    Isn't that the same day the IKCA Seminar was scheduled?
    ~ Steve Zalazowski
    Continuing Student of the Arts.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Raleigh, NC, USA
    Posts
    1,124
    Thanks
    1,098
    Thanked 1,160 Times in 558 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    Bingo!
    www.trianglekenpo.com

    "I know Kenpo!" "Cool... do you know how to use it?"

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Salinas, California, United States
    Posts
    1,114
    Thanks
    514
    Thanked 492 Times in 315 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by bdparsons View Post
    Bingo!
    So......is the IKCA seminar still on?
    ~ Steve Zalazowski
    Continuing Student of the Arts.

  11. #11
    Mr.Strobel's Avatar
    Mr.Strobel is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Adv. Orange Belt
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN.
    Posts
    187
    Thanks
    390
    Thanked 163 Times in 98 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    HMMMMM, only about $310 round trip from Minneapolis. I think I'm gonna have to run this by the boss...
    Dave Strobel
    Minnesota Kenpo Karate Studio
    www.mnkenpo.com
    Parker / Furuya
    Lineage

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sunny San Antonio
    Posts
    1,102
    Thanks
    238
    Thanked 873 Times in 412 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    I'm bringing the boss...
    "If a person prefers to do something another way, and he is happy with his results, no one can tell him he's wrong" Ed Parker, as quoted by Doc

  13. #13
    jskkcameron's Avatar
    jskkcameron is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Yellow Belt
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    71
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 57 Times in 31 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    Anyone know the fee for the day? I sure would like to go, but gotta know how much everything is gonna cost. Thanks!
    "Big Bada Boom!"

  14. #14
    jskkcameron's Avatar
    jskkcameron is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Yellow Belt
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    71
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 57 Times in 31 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    oops, found it.
    "Big Bada Boom!"

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Salinas, California, United States
    Posts
    1,114
    Thanks
    514
    Thanked 492 Times in 315 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by stone_dragone View Post
    I'm bringing the boss...
    My Boss will be home taking care of the newborn. I'll be there, looks like one of my brown belts for sure is coming, not sure how many others.
    ~ Steve Zalazowski
    Continuing Student of the Arts.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sunny San Antonio
    Posts
    1,102
    Thanks
    238
    Thanked 873 Times in 412 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by IWishToLearn View Post
    My Boss will be home taking care of the newborn. I'll be there, looks like one of my brown belts for sure is coming, not sure how many others.
    Sweetness!
    "If a person prefers to do something another way, and he is happy with his results, no one can tell him he's wrong" Ed Parker, as quoted by Doc

  17. #17
    Bob Hubbard's Avatar
    Bob Hubbard is offline Retired


    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Buffalo, New York, United States
    Posts
    5,640
    Thanks
    1,012
    Thanked 2,153 Times in 1,153 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    I'm looking into being there.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sunny San Antonio
    Posts
    1,102
    Thanks
    238
    Thanked 873 Times in 412 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by stone_dragone View Post
    I'm bringing the boss...
    Change of plans...not bringing the boss...but I just bought my ticket and my registration'll be in the mail this afternoon.

    Anyone else? Sounds like a hell of a line up to miss.
    "If a person prefers to do something another way, and he is happy with his results, no one can tell him he's wrong" Ed Parker, as quoted by Doc

  19. #19
    Bob Hubbard's Avatar
    Bob Hubbard is offline Retired


    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Buffalo, New York, United States
    Posts
    5,640
    Thanks
    1,012
    Thanked 2,153 Times in 1,153 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    I'm trying, but Mr. Wallet's being stubborn.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,027
    Thanks
    1,590
    Thanked 3,130 Times in 1,274 Posts

    Default Re: August 2011 Kenpo Black Belt Combat Zone

    So nobody has made any comments... so I will go ahead and post on my experience and thoughts.
    I heard there would be a mixer on friday night at the hotel at 6:00pm, so figured I would drive up and see who i could meet... I was really disappointed. I met a few people and got to spend a little time talking to Mr. Pick and his wife, so that was good, but there not many people there and it was not a mixer as I am used to seeing.. I am used to some drinks, and guess I was expecting a more festive setting... next year I will definitely pass on this unless they decide to do something a little more official.
    Saturday morning I drove out early and came in and got to meet some old friends, and new ones.. I was really surprised that not many local people that I know were anywhere to be seen.
    had alot of fun at the seminars.. go to work out a bit and play with some stuff. I found a few people were really trying to play with some of the material and see how it worked, but I was a little surprised at how many people were sitting against walls, or simply chatting and not working things... their dime though so I hope they got their moneys worth... I know I did.
    I really liked working with Mr. Pick, Steve Mosley, Dan Maher, Dan Inosanto, James Ching, and the collective group of Jack Autry, Paul Dye, Robert Temple, and Efren Palacidos.
    That being said I really wish I had much more time to spend specifically with Dan Inosanto, Mr. Pick, and Steve Mosley.. Mostly because those three had alot going on subjects I am currently extremely interested in... Knife work, Gun work, and the drills of JKD/Wing Chun/Kali/Escrima etc.
    one hour sessions seemed just enough to get into a subject, but not enough time to really get into anything really substantially.
    I also think that while it was nice to get a quick glimpse from the freesparring guys, that there were to many of them to really do any of the guys enough justice. I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Dye, so I understand his intensity and where he approaches from, but it was my first experience with the other guys. I think Jack Autry would be a blast to go grab some dinner and drinks and listen to the man talk about the past. Robert Temple seems to have an aggresive, no nonsense approach to sparring from what I saw, the guys he brought seemed to share the enthusiasm, I would love to go work out with them if that is a taste of how they train. I was not sure exactly what to make of Efren Palacidos, he seems to have a genuine love for the art, and desire to do great things with it but I felt I was being lectured at by him and it did not sit well with me.
    My specialty is along the lines of what Dan Maher was doing, and he knows what he is doing, so it was good working that material, I love working it, and would love to work with him more on what he does and even get some sparring in with him.
    Mr Picks knife work, and approach was clearer then the time I had seen him before, and left me wanting more time with him. More impressed with him and his attitude everytime I see him.
    Steve Mosleys Gun disarms were fun, I am not sure if it was him, my partners, the disarms, or a combination of the lot, but I had alot of fun talking to him, working the material, and asking for some clarifications. I hope to get together with him at some point and grab a drink, have some fun, and get deeper into his thoughts on guns, retention, disarms, etc.
    Working with James Ching was fun, but as I have fought and trained Muay Thai for many years it was not alot of new stuff for me.... always fun to play with,a nd I saw alot of other people who seemed to be getting something from what he was showing that they were excited to bring back with them.
    Dan Inosanto was another one that after the time ran out I felt like I needed to figure out a way to train with him, or at least pursue the things he was showing us alot more. the drills he has are great, and it is in an art I have little experience in. The man moves great, and you can tell physically that he has an incredible grasp of knowledge in many areas.
    Overall I was very happy, and felt it was well worth the cost. I got to meet some new people, and train with some new friends, and look forward to following up with some of the instructors, and attendees in the future. I highly recommend this event next year for anyone wanting to have a good time training, meeting new people, and getting something outside of kenpo that can add to what you do.

    my only recommendation would be to get a real mixer going on friday night next year, and possibly an official after the event party/gathering/mixer on saturday night...

  21. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to LuckyKBoxer For This Useful Post:

    bdparsons (08-22-2011),J Ellis (08-22-2011),MarkC (08-22-2011),Thesemindz (08-22-2011)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-07-2011, 02:14 AM
  2. PARTING WINGS KENPO - from black belt grading
    By Bob Hubbard in forum Videos
    Replies: 68
    Last Post: 11-30-2010, 04:10 PM
  3. Ed Parker Kenpo Karate Seminar Black Belt Forms
    By Bob Hubbard in forum Videos
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-22-2010, 01:00 AM
  4. Hudson Kenpo Black Belt Event
    By michaeledward in forum Events
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-11-2009, 10:42 PM
  5. Kenpo article in May's issue of Black Belt Mag.
    By gixxershane in forum Kenpo General
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-30-2007, 04:01 PM