There are a lot of newer ideas floating around the kenpo world today. Two things I am personally investigating and will eventually add to my teaching curriculum is knife and gun drills/applications utilizing kenpo principles, gun safety and certification. The one thing that has changed over the years is gun design and function. The techniques facing a 38 have to be modified for a 9 mm or glock to a degree, because the moving parts of the 9 mm or glock can damage your controlling hand. It can also damage your whole body. We have techniques to defend against the knife but I think we need techniques knife vs. Knife and knife vs. gun. I think people learning the anatomy of a firearm and anatomy of a knife could also be essential. I know all this info is available and some teach it a little. And I know that if I just look a little deeper They will pop out. The thing is at this point I don't know all the do's and don'ts about knife play and gun defense drills with the exception of my techniques. I know we don't live in a police state loaded with violence but I do live in NYC. Some of those threats could be very real and it does not matter the neighborhood. I am also aware the best thing to do is to run and not engage. If my home is invaded, though, I would be forced to engage because, there would be nowhere to run. Unfortunately this started out as a benign response and is somehow moved to paranoia land. I feel like this sounds like I want to start stockpiling weapons and kill first ask questions later. I assure you that is not the case. At this point it is pure interest in a feild that seems to be a little thin in kenpo.
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