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    Sorry, but from my perspective, not much "old school" there. However, while I acknowledge and admire some of the skills, there needs to be much more consideration of how these "techniques" work on an "active attacker" as opposed to someone who throws a single attack and then stands there motionless to allow you to finish. Mr. Parker addressed these issues, but not in his Kenpo Karate, although it was a constant part of the conversation and what he wanted all of the instructors to do. While "speed" is commendable, attackers have speed and intent too that can't be ignored. When I see an attacker with his punching hand held out motionless, and his other hand hanging down to his side, well ......
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    ... I think the thing that kills me when I see these are a combination of a compliant uke creating a false reaction and the original attack not being a valid threat ie punching at someones shoulder rather than the head.

    You want to show off your speed.. ok fine.. but then do it again and show the ability to generate penetration and power.

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    Sorry, but from my perspective, not much "old school" there.
    But you gotta remember Sir, for anybody under 35 “old school” means last week for us.

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    but you gotta remember sir, for anybody under 35 “old school” means last week for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdparsons View Post
    But you gotta remember Sir, for anybody under 35 “old school” means last week for us.

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    That just hurts my brain....

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    Meh.
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