Hump day for Orange Belt

Finally!  The halfway point for the Orange Belt requirements has arrived.  I guess you could say this is the orange belt hump day.  So far 1 form and 12 techniques have been posted.  All that is left is kicking set #1 and 12 more techniques.  In case you haven’t noticed, I have been posting them in the order their were meant to be learned according to the Web of Knowledge which means Kicking Set #1 is up next.

Over the past few months, a lot more people have found there way here than I have ever imagined.  I was asked to create a twitter account and facebook page so that people could have an easier way to see when something new has been posted.  The Twitter account has picked up several followers and the amount of weekly hits to the site is growing, even after discounting spiders, bots etc…

So I am glad that some people are making use of the site.  Feel free to…

  • Leave some comments letting me know what you think so far.
  • Share your insights and opinions on the materials at hand.
  • Get the word out about the site
    • Post it to FB, Twitter, etc…
  • Tell your friends about it.
  • If you have any historical documentation, manuals etc… please share.

Lastly, I know I am pretty slow at getting this stuff out. Please keep in mind that it is all being hand typed.  It takes time but it will all get posted.


Menu Changes & Older Docs

Over the next few days, I am going to be updating the menu structure.  There is some redundancy starting to form and some information being spread around instead of in one easily traversed location.  I would like to take care of little things like this as they crop up instead of later when they become too widespread and unbearable.

As always, I am open to suggestions and comments on what you would like to see and how you would like to see things organized.  I make no guarantee as to what or when I will choose to implement but all suggestions will definitely be considered.

Lastly, if anyone happens to have any of the following that they would be willing to lend me or scan copies of for me, I would appreciate it.  Even pictures taken with a cell phone (assuming it is decent enough resolution to be clearly read) will suffice.

  • The original 1987 IKKA Studio Manuals
  • The IKKA Studio Manuals from the early 80s (I forget the exact year)
  • The 1970 IKKA Manuals and Student Booklets (I have some of the booklets)
  • The revised Accumulative Journal
  • Naturally any student materials as opposed to instructor materials
  • Any manuals/booklets that predate the 1970 materials.

These materials will help me thoroughly document the history/progression of the system as well as the progression of techniques from both an instructor and student perspective.


Yellow Belt Complete

Finally! Yellow Belt is complete.  I believe I have everything down and I am sure I missed something somewhere. If anyone has any questions, comment or knows a different version please leave a comment and share.  If you know the source of your variation let me know and it may be added.

So what’s next?  Next I will move on to Orange Belt of Course.  I will start with cleaning up the technique list under the curriculum section and then I will start posting away.

Delayed Sword Updated & More

The technique page for Delayed Sword has been updated to the level of detail I hope to provide throughout the KenpoTech site.  I am in the process of putting together all of the information for the rest of the Yellow Belt Requirements which I had already posted and as I finish them up, the rest of the requirements will be coming along.

I also added a few new pages to the site. Under American Kenpo in the top navigation bar you will see some new pages:

  1. American Kenpo Belt Ranks
  2. American Kenpo Black Belt Ranks & Titles
  3. The American Kenpo Black Belt Pledge
  4. The Qualities and Characteristics of Rank (Black Belt)

This evening, I am planning up posting the Kenpo Creed along with a little information about it both of which are found in the books, Infinite Insights Into Kenpo.

Again if you haven’t yet had the chance to do so, take a look at Delayed Sword, it should serve as an example of the level of detail I hope to provide throughout the site.

Also don’t forget you can now follow KenpoTech.Net through a variety of ways to stay up to date with the latest news as well as when new materials are posted.

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Ed Parker’s Yellow Belt

I have everything the way I would like it for the most part. Before I continue going forward I am going to clean up the yellow belt material and add more detailed information now.

Once I clean these up so they are accurate and contain what I would like them to contain, I will move forward with either Orange Belt or Tracy’s Yellow Belt.