Friday, February 21, 2020

Mr. Mike Pick on rank in kenpo

(from a recent conversation on Facebook)

The hierarchy in many tributaries of American Kenpo should not be insulated from common inquiries on the authenticity of any promotion as a guide for evolving the essence of promotion. I recall when I promoted Frank Trejo to 10th degree there where the naysayers on the internet claiming I did it for myself when in fact Frank said he would not be promoted by anyone else. In my view anyone that dodges a sincere question is on them and not be worthy of a honest and clear reason. In our community we should support one another for the perpetuation of American Kenpo and push ego and arrogance aside.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

From the Ed Parker Sr. Facebook page

“Having an open mind does not necessarily lead to perfection. It is your ability to observe, analyze, discern, and understand the true essence that basic principles contain that point the way to perfection.” - Ed Parker Sr. (The Zen of Kenpo)

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Mr. Tatum on forms

"A form is unto a flame, beautiful to watch but deadly to the touch." - Mr. Tatum