Secrets?, just not seen yet...February 8 2011 at 4:18 PM
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Response to Secrets of Tracy's kenpo.... reality or fantasy!
... as one poster rightly put it. Look, at ten years move in the direction that most concerns you. If you're stumped, seek out someone like Joe Simonet (or many, many others) and ask them to train you. Find a Kenpo guy/gal that will lead you to the path of reality and 'dents' then you'll have the question you ask answered. At this level, Nidan/2nd Degree you are what I call in the "Terrible Two's", that is, asking, challenging, searching for some way to release your self from the doubts that may be troubling you. Find and admit to a weakness you might have, or think you have, tighten your helmet cord, strap on your jock and jump into the fray. Many of the posters here did just that, and are better martial artists because of it. When I tell you to challenge, I do not mean 'abandon' as that would be silly and ineffective, and frustrating to boot. Next year will be my 50th year doing this, and coming from a Judo and wrestling background, I thought that I now had hit the trifecta on badassness when I first started, but I hadn't. Seek out the toughest, not the most brutal (like I did and pay for it still), but those who really LOVE Kenpo, but know what really exists out "here" in the world. I will not mention names, but many people who post here ARE in fact, those people I speak of. If you don't take my advice, fine! But then I worry you will just hang your thumbs in your belt and talk about "back in your day" and know that you coulda, but didn't. Quick story; I had just won the heavy weight division in the California Karate Championships. I was in a tourney in Santa Ana and got paired up with a well built, quick Black Belt who came over and told me it was an honor to fight the State Champ. He beat me in 22 seconds with the same kick that I could not block. It hurt physically, mentally and emotionally. I should've paid him for the lesson! Get what I'm saying?? In this way your "fear" will no longer be stronger than your constructive rage... Good luck!