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    Hey Kenpo students

    just wanted to throw this out there for those who want to try it. My workout consist of an hour and a half of this so here we go. No speed here this is just to build the body, improve balance and help muscle memory for each move in every technique you do..

    I do 260 techniques everyother day warm up in your usual manner, find a quiet place and concentrate intensly on each thing you choose to do.

    try to do all the techniques you choose to do like you are a mime , like the video you see of a person in slow motion, like a flower opening in slow motion .

    when you start move as slowly as possible, tighten all the muscles involved like an isometric move. slowly slowly and very tense. extend all the trikes feel then sink in feel the energy ,kick very slow hold the kick , extend it feel it contact then relax the motion..

    when doing the grabs hold as tightly as possible . but do it all as in slow motion

    this type of workout will allow you to look at everything you are doing, it improves balance and strength, it is much harder to extend a limb slowly and keep balance while moving.

    Visualize the attacker , go to your targets..


    then do the technique as it should be done, street speed do this for a while , strange as it seems and see if it works for you.. Try to keep moving dont stop between moves, ..

    slow Kenpo is good Kenpo (words from Master David German to me)

    Kenpo the treasure in my pocket , never to be displayed in public

    j.t.

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    Good ideas! I bet if you filmed yourself doing these isometric excercises followed by executing them at street speed you'd probably be surprised by what you saw.
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    exactly , and over time after looking at all you do as you do it slowly and study what you are doing , you will be able to catch mistakes and change anything you want to make your techniques work better for you.

    have a good one

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    Very cool, thank you for sharing it!
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    thanks

    give it a try for a few months, takes time and effort to make it work, let me know what you think

    have a good one

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    Great post! I'm a big believer in putting your mind into your movements, and moving slowly while being aware of your body mechanics. People can tend to think it's boring to go slowly when they already know the techniques, but the improvements in form and speed certainly aren't boring.

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    thanks for the approval, this has worked for me and I just wanted to see if anyone had realized you can improve your technique in all aspects by doing this, it is an art and should be treated as such. have a great day catch ya later.

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    Question Re: j.t's workout

    Are you one of Mr.German's TAI Karate blackbelts? If so can you explain some of the differences, and simularities. Between say the EPAK represented in the Infinite Insights material, and Mr.German's?
    Thanks for your consideration.

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    I studied under Ken McGuire, Master German, J.T. Will I am at work now and cant but when I get a chance I will get back with you, have a good one

    j.t.

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