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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2002 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be perfectly honest, Ed Parker's Kenpo looks like very choppy Kali/Escrima. I'm not impressed at all.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2002 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So for those who are familiar with Ed Parker's kenpo what do you think about the work Ed Parker Jr is currently doing?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2002 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Kenpo is VERY far from choppy. In fact, comparing it to Kali/Escrima is interesting cuz Ed Parker had roots in Kali/Escrima. Try it out...you'll see.
Kali/Escrima is also interesting too....very brutal martial art, and quite deadly in the hands of an expert. If you like shicks and knives...Kali/Escrima is the art for you

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2002 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2002 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My sensei is a black belt in Kenpo Karate... I dont know if it was Ed Parker's system or whatnot... i just know he was a black belt in Kenpo..

consequently, he kind of teaches a mixture of Goju-Ryu, Kenpo, Aikido, and Jiu Jitsu...

I read in Bruce Lee's book (The Tao of Gung Fu) that Kenpo is basically Japan's form of Gung Fu... is that true???

I dont know much about Kenpo... i've just learned a few self-defense techniques from it... i'm not sure what all he's teaching us was from Kenpo...

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know a lot more about Kempo, not kenpo not very much. 2nd degree kenpo karate.

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

um so...does anyone knw about any kenpo schoools in toronto?

i really need the help of finding it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BT,

Have you done a google search? You can also go to sites like kenponet.com and get on their forum and post your info about any Toronto kenpo schools.

Also keep in mind that there are many who teach kenpo either privately, or out of church halls, or the local community clubs, so there may not be a commercial dojo available near you.

Good luck in your search
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

- "I read in Bruce Lee's book (The Tao of Gung Fu) that Kenpo is basically Japan's form of Gung Fu... is that true???"

Actually kempo/kenpo is the Okinawan/Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese "Quan Fa", a term for "Kung Fu". The kanji are identical, only the pronunciation differs.

I believe that "kenpo" generally (not always) refers to Okinawan forms of karate rather than later Japanese/Shotokan derivatives. Am I right in assuming that Ed Parker's system is thus of Okinawan origin rather than deriving from later Funakoshi influenced methods?

Parker's system seems virtually unknown here in Australia. Karate is fairly popular, but most schools are of Japanese origin, eg Shotokan, Kyokushin, Shi-To, Uechi, Isshin-Ryu, Taikudo, to name a few, plus the ever popular Goju. Not suprising considering the high number of Japanese immigrants to the country.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

- "I read in Bruce Lee's book (The Tao of Gung Fu) that Kenpo is basically Japan's form of Gung Fu... is that true???"

Actually kempo/kenpo is the Okinawan/Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese "Quan Fa", a term for "Kung Fu". The kanji are identical, only the pronunciation differs.

I believe that "kenpo" generally (not always) refers to Okinawan forms of karate rather than later Japanese/Shotokan derivatives. Am I right in assuming that Ed Parker's system is thus of Okinawan origin rather than deriving from later Funakoshi influenced methods?

Parker's system seems virtually unknown here in Australia. Karate is fairly popular, but most schools are of Japanese origin, eg Shotokan, Kyokushin, Shi-To, Uechi, Isshin-Ryu, Taikudo, to name a few, plus the ever popular Goju. Not suprising considering the high number of Japanese immigrants to the country.
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