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    Anyone know of any scholarships for Kenpoists or MA in general?


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    That's a good question to ask. I have heard of it, but don't know anything for sure. Doc might know.
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    I heard that there is now a four year university in CA for martial arts. NOt sure which arts are there to study but it may be worth a shot. I think I read about it in a recent Black Belt Mag. article. I think it was Concordia University. It may only be TKD...
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    Try fastweb. 1000s of scholarships...

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    An MA or PhD in Martial Arts in North America......ha, ha, ha, ha.

    Did someone say MONEY?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seabrook View Post
    An MA or PhD in Martial Arts in North America......ha, ha, ha, ha.

    Did someone say MONEY?
    I was under the impression he was looking for scholarships that he qualified for because he did martial Arts, not a scholarship to go study martial arts.

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    Correct, and not for me but my kids, or some one else's kids, why should football players get all the freebes, I know they generate ticket sales, I only found 1 and the students had to go to a specific MA school and specific college and that was only $1000.00.. (1 class and 2 books!) Just wondered if anyone heard of some more. Oh and there the Bruce Lee foundation, but that only applies to his brand of MA.


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    There is an accredited college somewhere on the West coast offering a degree in the arts.

    And before you say its ... no its not a BS degree. Sorry couldn't resist.
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    I saw a 2 page ad in "Martial Arts Professional" once...a school in Virginia I believe. Can't remember the link though.

    If I remember correctly, SGM Ed Parker did believe that Kenpo studies should be viewed the same as any other collegiate studies and felt that a degree should be issued and viewed the same as any other. Doc probably knows more about that though. Doc?
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    I do remember that Crip.
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    I believe that in Korea there is a Kukkiwon. It's like a college / university to certify instructors. I am friendly with an owner of a TKD school here in MA that is from Korea and trained there. He explained that they teach them some of the business aspect of running your own school but not much. I think that if a college or university could put together a syllabus that taught the necessary coures for running your own small business and infused it with martial arts training that would be most helpful. However, Like Mr. Seabrook stated it could quickly turn into a college / university McDojo...
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    The Kukkiwon is also the largest govering body for the World Tae Kwon Do Federation. Very difficult to get a certificate from them and there is no skipping rank time and requirements. I know a former World champ who petitioned to skip 1 rank and they flat turned it down. This guy had won 8 gold medals in sanctioned world games (not some local tournament stuff).

    How do I know this? I have been a member of the Kukkiwon since 1981. Earned my 4th dan directly from them in 2003 and eligible for my 5th under them in 2007. It is not a belt factory. In fact world wide there are less than 7,000 4th dan's that were officially promoted by them.

    Yeah I know it's TKD and that gets little respect, however if you get a chance to visit the Kukkiwon itself you may have a different opinion.

    This was not a selfless self promotion but to rather contribute to this post with some first hand information and to point out there is "real" TKD out there if you look for it.

    Thanks for letting me share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by florida_kenpo View Post
    The Kukkiwon is also the largest govering body for the World Tae Kwon Do Federation. Very difficult to get a certificate from them and there is no skipping rank time and requirements. I know a former World champ who petitioned to skip 1 rank and they flat turned it down. This guy had won 8 gold medals in sanctioned world games (not some local tournament stuff).

    How do I know this? I have been a member of the Kukkiwon since 1981. Earned my 4th dan directly from them in 2003 and eligible for my 5th under them in 2007. It is not a belt factory. In fact world wide there are less than 7,000 4th dan's that were officially promoted by them.

    Yeah I know it's TKD and that gets little respect, however if you get a chance to visit the Kukkiwon itself you may have a different opinion.

    This was not a selfless self promotion but to rather contribute to this post with some first hand information and to point out there is "real" TKD out there if you look for it.

    Thanks for letting me share.
    Great point. And yes I agree on the point that there are very good real TKD instructors and styles. I have heard nothing but good things about them.
    I think it would be a great thing to have a system / institution like that for Kenpo. I know there are many styles of Kenpo / Kempo but this could be a very good thing for the future of Kenpo / Kempo. This really could be applied to many arts here in the US and else where.
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    Quote Originally Posted by florida_kenpo View Post
    Yeah I know it's TKD and that gets little respect, however if you get a chance to visit the Kukkiwon itself you may have a different opinion.
    IMHHO, I don't believe it's TKD that's disrespected, it's usually the schools that are belt factories as you mentioned in a previous post. It just turns out that most of these are US grown TKD shops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarnyk View Post
    IMHHO, I don't believe it's TKD that's disrespected, it's usually the schools that are belt factories as you mentioned in a previous post. It just turns out that most of these are US grown TKD shops.
    I don't think it's as much about Tae-Kwon-Do as it is Take-Ones-Dough. Those types of McDojo's don't restrict themselves to only TKD. I've seen other "styles" (for lack of a better word) claimed by other such commercial endeavors. It's sad that the integrity of an art form must suffer becuase us Westerners are all about instant gratification and would prefer to call ourselves "black belts" instead of actually "being" one.
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