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    Dear Kenpo brothers and sisters:

    This question goes out to those Kenpo practioners that have worked in the penal systems throughout the US.

    Have you ever witnessed inmates practicing Kenpo kata's/techniques in a correctional setting?

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    When I was serving my time in prison we were not allowed to practice any martial art.


















































    Just kidding.............never been in prison Sorry, couldn't resist.

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    That was funny. You had my wrinkling my brown for just a second or two....lol.


    I would be surprised if martial arts were allowed in prisons. At least the teaching part of it.

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    Never in prison,
    But this one time in band camp............


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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Kenpo View Post
    When I was serving my time in prison we were not allowed to practice any martial art.Just kidding.............never been in prison Sorry, couldn't resist.
    That wasn't funny! I was about to delete you, lol.

    No MA in prison.
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    Didn't one of SGM's teachers end up in prison? And what about this question?
    Let's say you defended you life and a jury found you guilty of excessive force, or manslaughter, or something like that? How would you still practice Kenpo? How would you train in that environment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikael151 View Post
    Didn't one of SGM's teachers end up in prison? And what about this question?
    Let's say you defended you life and a jury found you guilty of excessive force, or manslaughter, or something like that? How would you still practice Kenpo? How would you train in that environment?
    Thats a good question. I have a frined thats a correctional officer I'll ask him and others and I'll get back to you guys on this one. But you would think that something to this nature wouldnt be allowed but then again you never know they do let them do boxing, which isnt as bad as kenpo but still a valid point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikael151 View Post
    Didn't one of SGM's teachers end up in prison? And what about this question?
    Let's say you defended you life and a jury found you guilty of excessive force, or manslaughter, or something like that? How would you still practice Kenpo? How would you train in that environment?

    Mr Mitose was convicted and sentenced in Folsom prison. I thought he taught there as well
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Mitose

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Angel View Post
    That wasn't funny! I was about to delete you, lol.
    LOL......Delete me?.......... How do you do that technique?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickName99 View Post
    Mr Mitose was convicted and sentenced in Folsom prison. I thought he taught there as well
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Mitose
    Correct. He taught principles. No contact was allowed.
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    So what was he convicted for? I don't know the story behind that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Kenpo View Post
    LOL......Delete me?.......... How do you do that technique?
    I swear I saw the button on the keyboard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickName99 View Post
    Mr Mitose was convicted and sentenced in Folsom prison. I thought he taught there as well
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Mitose
    Thanks. That explains a little.
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    I think rules of prison are varied by state. AZ doesn't even allow the inmates to lift weights, so they lift each other. They feed the inmates a 15,000 calorie a day diet too. Problem with that is that the officers eat it too and the officers aren't lifting weights or each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Angel View Post
    That wasn't funny! I was about to delete you, lol.

    No MA in prison.

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    Dear Kenpo brothers and sisters:
    There are a lot more martial arts practiced in prison than you might expect. I'm waiting to hear some input from some correctional officers who have observed such things going on first hand.

    Nelson

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    Actually ...

    Some time ago in the 80's I remember reading an article in BB magazine about this exact subject. The photo was a guy in his cell doing a stragiht up side kick and full splits between the bunks.

    Not sure the State but it was in the USA and of course he had prior training.

    If you somehow found yourself in that environment would you still practice? Sadly you would probably be tested quite often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nelson View Post
    Dear Kenpo brothers and sisters:
    There are a lot more martial arts practiced in prison than you might expect. I'm waiting to hear some input from some correctional officers who have observed such things going on first hand.

    Nelson
    I got the above information from my kenpo partner who is a COII. No martial arts allowed in AZ. They get shipped off the yard to a higher security yards for that kinda stuff.
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    Dear Angel:

    You csn do your small kata's and techniques in your cell after "lights out" if you have to.

    My second instructor came out of a stint in the joint. His techniques were awesome and 100% effective! He was a proficient Kenpo stylist by the way.

    Where there's a will there's a way. You not supposed to be able to do drugs in prison either yet it happens all the time. I'm sure our correctional kenpo bros and sis's will back me up on this one as well.

    Nelson

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    Given the proper environment, it could actually help in the rehabilitation process. Perhaps even help to make a former convict or two become productive and responsible members of the community. However, I'm sure some would still use the knowledge to increase their chances of shanking somebody.

    At any rate, If a convict already knew some forms and/or tech's, who could stop them from practicing? If they really want to continue practicing they will find a way.
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