I am a student of the art of Kenpo, I don't know about "prodigy", opinions vary : )
My doubt is with you, not Mr. Parker or my teacher.
You seem very hesitant to answer my question, and quick to jump to mockery, that's uncalled for and I'm not doing so to you.
You assume I didn't think of a reason. I did consider the scenario using YOUR suggestion of creating the elbow bend, but I don't see that your answer is better.
say, Dance of Death,
A step through R straight punch from 12, I'm stepping forward with the left foot toward 11 WITH a L inward block using bucking action at the wrist causing his elbow to bend, his elbow now in my face.
I came up with an answer using double factoring, L inward block, R outward parry, and let the left hand circle down and toward him to strike with a hammerfist, but it doesn't seem the most efficient, since I'm stepping forward that stuffs my L hammerfist (lead hand). I don't want to strike with the R because I'm using that hand to keep his elbow out of my face. To me it still seems best to block at the wrist and ride to the elbow or superior of the elbow.
I asked you for an example because I considered the scenario, and still found riding action to be preferred.
All your years in the art and you chose to respond with mockery. I question whether you know what you're talking about, you could have answered, or perhaps given a hint. I also question what you're in this discussion for? If it's the growth of the art and of greater understanding, then you have a funny way of showing it.
An instructor's job is to remove doubt, not mock the student when (s)he asks for clarification. If I misunderstand and your intention is otherwise, please clarify your purpose/intent clearly here and now.
Thank you Clyde.
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