Matrixing Kenpo: The Truth of History
I’ve been working on this for months.
I broke out my first book,
made images of all the techniques,
and matrixed the thing.
Did you know that there are scientific principles
that can be applied to Kenpo?
just to name one,
you can analyze a technique
Does the distance collapse during the technique,
from kick to punch to knee to elbow?
Or does it start using the distances in the wrong sequence?
here is something to think about,
because a lot of people will say,
‘Oh, I knew that!’
Whether they ever thought about it before,
they will except the truth of it,
make it their own,
and shuffle me off.
They can’t have somebody telling them something,
they can’t learn.
here is the key,
do you know what to apply the principle of distance to a technique?
And when to ignore it?
it sounds funny,
because matrixing is a science,
but you have to know when to apply science,
and when to put it aside.
There are three books in the series.
The first one has a short section on history,
so you can understand something
from the matrixing viewpoint,
about what went on in the minds
of Mitose, Chow and Parker.
Then it has a large section on techniques.
using scientific principles to find the truth of the technique.
not everybody will agree with me.
that doesn’t matter.
In the mere disagreement,
you will formulate your own ideas.
In other words,
you will really start to think about the truth of Kenpo.
The second and third books will be coming out shortly.
The second one deals with redoing the forms
so they match what is going to happen in the third book.
In the third book
I take all the techniques,
tell you why I toss or resort the techniques,
and create a new system,
a Matrix Kenpo.
A system based on scientific principle.
to be sure,
there is still an IMMENSE amount of work to be done.
Here’s the thing,
I don’t solve the problem of Kenpo,
I ask the questions that will make you solve it.
you’re going to look at something I draw or say,
and you’re going to get,
or lots of other things,
and you’re going to think.
Does that really work for Al?
Is that really a proper matrix?
What about doing it this way?
Why didn’t Al think of that?
because everybody is unique,
everybody has their own way,
in spite of their adherence to a system or belief,
has uniqueness about them,
and this uniqueness will always come to the surface,
if the art is presented right.
And I’ve done my best to present Kenpo right.
Did I succeed?
I don’t know,
you tell me.
Here’s the link…
Now this is to createspace.
Amazon should be up any second,
So do a google,
or do a search on Amazon or kindle,
if it’s not up
it should be shortly.
just to let you know,
kindle is a bit rough.
They have trouble with pictures,
so if you get kindle,
be aware that every once in a while
you’ll have a picture
appearing a paragraph or two out of place.
that brings us to one last thing.
Which system of Kenpo am I analyzing?
on one hand,
it doesn’t matter,
there are similarities between all kenpo systems.
the system I learned
was descended from the Tracy Brothers.
Two of the Tracy’s learned from Parker
the third from Chow.
They claim to teach from Chow,
`I learned it back in 67,
it is was back in a turbulent period,
and there will be a rawness to it,
and a purity,
and a lot of other things.
if you could hit the like button,
or spread the word somehow,
it would help.
you guys and gals have a super work out,
and I’ll talk to you next…