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Re: Sparring (freestyle) vs. techniques

December 7 2010 at 8:17 AM
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Hi Mike, well there is a history behind Kenpo and sparring. When Parker introduced Kenpo back in the 1950's Kenpo had no impressive Tournament Fighters, until Steve Sanders came along. Sander's speed and attacks so impressed GM Parker that he took Sanders all around the United States, including Hawaii to prove that Kenpo was indeed a fighting Art. Sander's gave Kenpo it's tournament fighting legitimacy.
In the end GM Parker refused to promote Sanders to Blackbelt. Rumor had it GM Parker didn't want a Blackman running an Ed Parker school. Chuck Sullivan later stepped in and Promoted Steve Sanders to Blackbelt. Sanders went on to produce more Blackbelt Champions than any other Blackbelt Instructor in the History of all Kenpo. His BKF warriors dominated the Long Beach Internationals Sparring divisions for decades. Parker said that there was only one man who could actualize Kenpo both in Street and in tournament, and that man was Steve Sanders muhammad, now Sijo Muhammad.

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