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    Default What good (Non Kenpo) seminars have you attended?

    I am wanting to hit a couple of (non-Kempo/Kenpo) seminars if possible and was wondering if any of you have any recommendations?

    I would really like to attend a JKD seminar maybe Paul Vunak or Burton Richardson etc.

    But I am also interested in Silat, Wing-Chun etc.

    Any thoughts?
    The above is just my opinion.

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    Default Re: What good (Non Kenpo) seminars have you attended?

    If you ever get the chance to attend a Modern Arnis seminar by Datu Kelly Wordon, don't miss it. I've been to a fair few, and was never dissapointed.

    Any seminar outside your system is a good thing to help you advance your knowlege of the arts in general, as well as your own base (in my opinion anyhow).

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    Default Re: What good (Non Kenpo) seminars have you attended?

    Tim Hartman does some great seminars.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    Tuhon Leo Gaje (Pekiti Tirsia Kali) is excellent.
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    Default Re: What good (Non Kenpo) seminars have you attended?

    I have gotten some time with Wilhelm DeThaurus in Kuntao Silat and that was a really great time and hard old school training. Any chance to train with Uncle Bill go for it.

    I also thought Max Pallen gave a good seminar (FMA) that I got to partake of in Arkansas at one point in time.
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    Well not really much of a seminar but I love to go into my buddies JJ school. He let's me come in from time to time to roll with his students. It makes for a wonderful time practicing grappling and submissions.

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    Default Re: What good (Non Kenpo) seminars have you attended?

    It is worth travelling to see Joe Lansdale or Coy Harry, both who are scheduled to teach this summer in Vegas at Chuck Sullivan's annual camp. They do something called Shen Chuan, and it's roots are early Kenpo. They rock and roll with contact you have to see, but relaxed and explosive as all get out. Balance Disruptions, locks, pressure points, multiple strikes and throws. No forms, but a great fighting system I highly recommend incorporating into your personal Kenpo.

    See http://joerlansdale.com


    He is also an author (prolific author actually), just select the Shen Chuan button and go to the site index.

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    Dan Inosanto had a great seminar!! If you can attend one of his it was really good.

    John Pellegrini was decent also (Hapkido).
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    Thanks everybody! Pretty good cross-section there... This summer I have got to get out more

    Rob- What style is Tim Hartman?
    The above is just my opinion.

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    Default Re: What good (Non Kenpo) seminars have you attended?

    Tim Hartman is a Modern Arnis practioner, one of the few people people and the last to be given the title Datu by the late great Remy Presas.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    Cool! Thanks-
    The above is just my opinion.

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    Don Wilson puts on a fun seminar.
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    Default Re: What good (Non Kenpo) seminars have you attended?

    I was fortunate enough to attend a Winter Camp at the Shen Chuan headquarters in Nacogdoches a few years back. Joe Landsdale and CoyHarry both rock. The training was hard core. No BS. I got to watch the 1st Dan tests for a few of their students, which incidentally, lasted the entire course of the two day seminar. Their students are knowledgable, proficient, and no nonsense. Very devoted to their instructors, system, and believe in what they are doing. The whole group was hospitable, and receptive to "outsiders".
    Ive been to alot of seminars from many different systems, and this was one of my all time favorites.

    Incidentally, Joe Landsdale is an very good author. I have read 4 of his books, and after discussing both his martial arts system and his books, he gave me a gift of an autographed copy of one of his writings.

    In my opinion, you can't go wrong by attending a seminar with this group teaching.

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    Default Re: What good (Non Kenpo) seminars have you attended?

    We’ve gained many new members since this was originally posted I’m curious to see what everyone recommends?
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    Default Re: What good (Non Kenpo) seminars have you attended?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedan View Post
    If you ever get the chance to attend a Modern Arnis seminar by Datu Kelly Wordon, don't miss it. I've been to a fair few, and was never dissapointed.
    Agreed! Wordon's seminars are a blast. He'll work your butt off but you learn a lot (and the guy could probably have a career in standup-comedy if he decided to stop playing with sharp-pointy things )
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    Default Re: What good (Non Kenpo) seminars have you attended?

    Ray Dionaldo's Filipino fighting systems is awesome. Also his student Ray Cole gives great seminars.

    Vladimir Vasiliev's Systema is also a very interesting methodology if you really want to experience something outside the box. Works too!

    THe thing is that the basic methods are diametrically opposite to most kenpo practitioners intuition. If you really understand it, you'll compliment your kenpo and integrate it effortlessly.

    THe Kali Kenpo people down in Florida go through all these and more. Very good people and much fun to be had.

    Good times.

    Hope that helps.

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    I've been to a Leon Jay (son of Wally Jay, developed Small Circle Juijitsu) seminar and it was great. The man really knows how to control his uke, and inflict just the right amountof pain in the process.

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    Default Re: What good (Non Kenpo) seminars have you attended?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blindside View Post
    Tuhon Leo Gaje (Pekiti Tirsia Kali) is excellent.

    I will see your excellent and raise you an "amazing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsudo_karate
    Dan Inosanto had a great seminar!! If you can attend one of his it was really good.

    John Pellegrini was decent also (Hapkido).
    Very true

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    Quote Originally Posted by kroh View Post
    I will see your excellent and raise you an "amazing."
    No argument from me, I just didn't want to appear to be too much of a fanboy. That being said, I'm not sure how often he will be doing US seminars in the next couple of years so if you see one available jump on it. It sounds like he wants to spend his limited time focusing on his instructors rather than beginners.

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    Default Re: What good (Non Kenpo) seminars have you attended?

    Quote Originally Posted by profesormental View Post
    Vladimir Vasiliev's Systema is also a very interesting methodology if you really want to experience something outside the box. Works too!
    I'll second the Systema recommendation - pretty effective stuff (although the knife-defences raised my eyebrows a little). Only thing I didn't like was the rolling on the floor but then that was my bad knees keeping me from doing it properly. There's lots of stand-up too though.

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