A lot of what I do for my personal Kenpo is based off of Mr. Pick's concepts. Please understand that I am not a part of the UKF, nor am I a direct student under Mr. Pick in that lineage. I study under Mr. Pick, however, and that is the direction that CKF black belts have taken under the guidance of Mr. Kelley. I teach the Parker system through the lineage of Mr. Kelley, but my personal arsenal is that of a combative side through Mr. Kelley and Mr. Pick.
With that being said, I am in no position to discuss Mr. Pick's ways of doing things as I am no authority and will not go there. What I do is based on my lessons with Mr. Pick and I most certainly use the laws of physics in my actions as Mr. Pick teaches.
"With your current concept on engaging the mass, if you encounter the catalyst to snapping twig, are you currently going with ST as an answer, or are you now responding with something else?"
First of all it isn't "My" concept, but I know what you meant. It is based on the laws of physics. Inertia comes first, then rotation, then gravity. I am not sure I understand your question. Please keep in mind that the way I did the technique in the video is not the way Mr. Pick teaches it. I will never show a video of the way Mr. Pick teaches anything. I am smarter than that, LOL. I don't want tuned up by him, trust me. To answer you question in a way I am interpreting it, the ideal phase is totally different than reality. Therefore, are you asking in the "Ideal" realm or the "Reality based" realm? In reality, you don't know what technique you are going to do. You will do bits and pieces of all techniques in a real life situation. You will not focus on doing snapping twig on the streets. You act and dominate--if you do snapping twig, fine.
"Are you now answering that catalyst with movement towards 12, or on a 5-11 line (or 4-10)type line?"
Engaging the mass means you have to distribute your mass according to its natural anatomical alignment. Again, depends on the situation, but if you are driving through him you go straight at him and put him where you want him.
"From fortified engagement are you only going forward, or do you sometimes go 12-6 (back)?"
I really can't answer this as I am not an authority in that department, but my guess is that you can go back. If I remember correctly, fortified engagement is an omni-directional position, which is why Mr. Pick created it. With that being said, you can go in any direction from there. I just know that forward is the dominant direction to drive through the enemy.
"TYVM for posting the vids, lookin good."
You are welcome. Just trying to have a little fun. Nothing big. When you say, "lookin good," does that mean that I look like a studmuffin?
Michael Miller, CKF
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