to evolve is natural for a martial artist but this is through understanding of yourself and what you are capable of. But the EPAK system was set out in Parkers books. That is what i refer to as EPAK. I have added things from other styles to my training that i believe helps me progress. but if i am showing or starting a school and call it EPAK, then from Parkers books this is my core curriculum.
But if i wanted to show or start a school the martial art i train in i would have to call it something Kenpo not EPAK because of my curriculum would be different. As to using the concepts and principle this is not unique to Kenpo itself other styles use them.
But as to the people who claim to have changed or evolved EPAK seem to just focus on a particular part of Kenpo that is already there. As i stated i added things to my training because it helps me understand the principles more clearly. But what helps me may not help others hence the meaning of the journey for a martial artist.
But with EPAK it was traditionalized when Parker wrote down the curriculum in his books. At that point of printing it become dated. But that is not a bad thing. Remember he gave us a 3D art but most people train and teach in 2D.
As to the older martial artist back 1000 years ago, why didn't they go to a publisher or post on the internet. What possibly could have stopped them?
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