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    Default Hawkins Kenpo Ju Jitsu Highlight

    James Hawkins III, SI
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    I checked out the video, very cool! I especially like the techniques toward the end where you finish your kenpo movements with armbar controls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by execkenpo View Post
    I checked out the video, very cool! I especially like the techniques toward the end where you finish your kenpo movements with armbar controls.
    Thanks for viewing. One of the priniciples of War that I always found most illuminating was the principle of having a clear cut objective. Self-Defense is a task and Kenpo gives us thousands of ways to do it...but no clear path is outlined. It's up to the person to find their "objective". My primary objective has been to get to the guys neck (and finish it) by way of his arms (since he has to touch me to hurt me) and then be able to cycle backwards to his arms if necessary (take his weapons away). My secondary objective is to take his arms apart as the opportunity presents itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoJuJitsu3 View Post
    Thanks for viewing. One of the priniciples of War that I always found most illuminating was the principle of having a clear cut objective. Self-Defense is a task and Kenpo gives us thousands of ways to do it...but no clear path is outlined. It's up to the person to find their "objective". My primary objective has been to get to the guys neck (and finish it) by way of his arms (since he has to touch me to hurt me) and then be able to cycle backwards to his arms if necessary (take his weapons away). My secondary objective is to take his arms apart as the opportunity presents itself.
    I totally agree that it is important to have an objective in mind when going through any exercise, whether kenpo, dating, child-rearing, etc. I don't entirely agree with what you say about kenpo lacking an objective. I have always believed that the objective was to defend yourself against the initial attack and escape. Now this might not be what you, me or anyone else studying wishes to ultimately accomplish, hence the desire to delve deeper into the study of kenpo and other arts to compliment our studies (like your interest in ju-jitsu).

    In reading many of the posts by Doc and his discussions on motion kenpo being the commercialized version of SGM Parkers personal kenpo this makes sense, to me at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by execkenpo View Post
    I totally agree that it is important to have an objective in mind when going through any exercise, whether kenpo, dating, child-rearing, etc. I don't entirely agree with what you say about kenpo lacking an objective. I have always believed that the objective was to defend yourself against the initial attack and escape. Now this might not be what you, me or anyone else studying wishes to ultimately accomplish, hence the desire to delve deeper into the study of kenpo and other arts to compliment our studies (like your interest in ju-jitsu).

    In reading many of the posts by Doc and his discussions on motion kenpo being the commercialized version of SGM Parkers personal kenpo this makes sense, to me at least.
    But EXACTLY How? What specific road map do you follow? That's my point. Kenpo doesn't give you a specific plan. It gives you lots of general tools. That's what I like about the Gracie system. They have very specific goal. At any pointo n the road they have a set destination and ways to take detours that arise back to the given destination. Kenpo has this too but it isn't spelled out. Each person makes their own. What you stated is to defend yourself. OK. How? Plan your work and work your paln is what my Father always taught me. Makes more sense in Martial Arts than anything.
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    Nice video Sir...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoJuJitsu3 View Post
    Just a quick question. I was curious, which organization did you get your new degree under? Other than that looks, nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerkarate View Post
    Just a quick question. I was curious, which organization did you get your new degree under? Other than that looks, nice.
    No org. Private instructor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoJuJitsu3 View Post
    No org. Private instructor.
    Cool
    "To hear is to doubt. To see is to be deceived. But to feel is to believe." -- SGM Ed Parker

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    Greetings.

    About strategies of self defense.

    I agree that it is very important to have a strategy to get to an objective.

    Gracie Jujitsu is positional dominance sequence up to submission.

    Many jujitsu and karate styles I've seen go for intercept attack, close distance, grapple for takedown and control and strike from there.

    Kenpo techniques have several strategies, yet not just one.

    That to some people is a problem if it is not spelled out for them.

    For many, the strategy is strike at whatever presents itself and you recognize, and keep going using the patterns leaned from the techniqiues until collapse of attacker or takedown... and if needed, FINISH HIM!

    It's cool to know that Kenpo has Fatalities (Mortal Kombat style). LOL.

    And that is an ok strategy.

    Yet is is better for others to have a strategy that depends more on the practitioner than dictated by the attacker.

    In reactionary defensive situations (they caught you by surprise and you have to react), then the attacker has the initiative and the attacker dictiates at first wat is to be done (survive the initial assault).

    Then you regain control of yourself, then go for counter attack to neutralize and/or control attacker or go for escape.

    In strategic offensive situation (you know what's coming and can prepare accordingly) you have more say in what is going on. You can have as objective to go for the choke and have several ways to get it, go for KO, or go for escape. This is more in tune with sport practices.

    It is important to spell out these strategies and tactics in the techniques as to be able to extrapolate the general principles from the specific examples.

    Enjoy!

    Juan M. Mercado

    P.S. Cool avatar, the picture with the 4th degree. I should get one, though my innate sillyness would would make me look goofy and maybe loose the respectability of my serious and professional internet persona...

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    Quote Originally Posted by profesormental View Post
    Greetings.

    About strategies of self defense.

    I agree that it is very important to have a strategy to get to an objective.

    Gracie Jujitsu is positional dominance sequence up to submission.

    Many jujitsu and karate styles I've seen go for intercept attack, close distance, grapple for takedown and control and strike from there.

    Kenpo techniques have several strategies, yet not just one.

    That to some people is a problem if it is not spelled out for them.

    For many, the strategy is strike at whatever presents itself and you recognize, and keep going using the patterns leaned from the techniqiues until collapse of attacker or takedown... and if needed, FINISH HIM!

    It's cool to know that Kenpo has Fatalities (Mortal Kombat style). LOL.

    And that is an ok strategy.

    Yet is is better for others to have a strategy that depends more on the practitioner than dictated by the attacker.

    In reactionary defensive situations (they caught you by surprise and you have to react), then the attacker has the initiative and the attacker dictiates at first wat is to be done (survive the initial assault).

    Then you regain control of yourself, then go for counter attack to neutralize and/or control attacker or go for escape.

    In strategic offensive situation (you know what's coming and can prepare accordingly) you have more say in what is going on. You can have as objective to go for the choke and have several ways to get it, go for KO, or go for escape. This is more in tune with sport practices.

    It is important to spell out these strategies and tactics in the techniques as to be able to extrapolate the general principles from the specific examples.

    Enjoy!

    Juan M. Mercado

    P.S. Cool avatar, the picture with the 4th degree. I should get one, though my innate sillyness would would make me look goofy and maybe loose the respectability of my serious and professional internet persona...

    My only disagreement would be that kenpo offers several tactics but no clear strategy. Everything you defined as strategies I would define as tactics to achieve the strategy. That strategy is "user defined".
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerkarate View Post
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    Did you ask because of the patches or are you just an inquiring mind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoJuJitsu3 View Post
    Did you ask because of the patches or are you just an inquiring mind?
    Now that you bring it up, I'm curious...just because I don't hear you mention your own training very much. Who do you train under?

    Big congrats for your 4th! Your instructor must be extremely proud - that is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Kaur View Post
    Now that you bring it up, I'm curious...just because I don't hear you mention your own training very much. Who do you train under?

    Big congrats for your 4th! Your instructor must be extremely proud - that is awesome.
    That's been the "big" question for a long time Carol and one I never answer fully. I train under Max Bychkov and another person. The other person is the one who's name I don't give to anyone (politicians can't drag a name through the mud if they don't have a name, they can only drag my name through the mud which I can deal with). The message he gave me when I first started with him was [paraphrased]: If people don't know who you train under they have to judge you on your own merit and not based on "where you come from (lineage)". I want you to stand on your own feet and make your own mark and build off of what I teach you, not the name recognition I give you. Cuts down on most of the Kenpolitics. That's also why I wear those generic patches for Kenpo and Ju Jitsu, they don't belong to any association though I may be wearing the Parker Crest again soon because I miss it and what it represents to me. The reason I mention Max is because I owe him my "kenpo life" and he doesn't care if I mention his name. If it wasn't for Max I would have never started thinking about Kenpo and would have never sought out other people, lines and ideas. Consequently I would never have found the other instructor if it weren't for Max telling me to find an instructor who teaches what I what to learn and run with it.
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    Totally understand. Unfortunately, distracting politics is rather prominent in the FMAs as well. So I'll correct what I said and say your instructors must be very proud. Congrats again.

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    Nicely put together, James. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Kaur View Post
    Totally understand. Unfortunately, distracting politics is rather prominent in the FMAs as well. So I'll correct what I said and say your instructors must be very proud. Congrats again.
    Seriously? I'm not heavily involved in FMA but I haven't heard of this. I would imagine it exists in all styles and systems...but I have never heard about this except for maybe a post or two by Dave Crouch. I guess politics are everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoJuJitsu3 View Post
    Seriously? I'm not heavily involved in FMA but I haven't heard of this. I would imagine it exists in all styles and systems...but I have never heard about this except for maybe a post or two by Dave Crouch. I guess politics are everywhere.
    Seriously indeed. I'd wager to say they are even worse than Kenpo, truth be told, and one of my own Grandmasters is a bit of a lightning rod for controversy. So yeah, they are everywhere....and some places they are worse. LOL!

    On a different note....enjoyed the clip, thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Kaur View Post
    Seriously indeed. I'd wager to say they are even worse than Kenpo, truth be told, and one of my own Grandmasters is a bit of a lightning rod for controversy. So yeah, they are everywhere....and some places they are worse. LOL!

    On a different note....enjoyed the clip, thanks for posting.
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