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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. With the accumulation of over thirty years of practical Martial Arts experience the Sr. Writing with the intent to expound upon the merits of his American KENPO Martial Arts system, he wrote of it's many facets as, "a discipline, a way of life, a p With the accumulation of over thirty years of practical Martial Arts experience the Sr.
Writing with the intent to expound upon the merits of his American KENPO Martial Arts system, he wrote of it's many facets as, "a discipline, a way of life, a philosophy, and an art and a science. Parker completed and published the first book in the "Infinite Insights Into Kenpo" series, titled "Mental Stimulation". He wrote, "I was sensitive to the need of innovations during my early years of training. Analyzing the methods of fighting in Hawaii, the place of my birth and early rearing, verified the unquestionable need for an updated approach to the Martial Arts.
Parker broke the bonds of tradition and experimented with more logical and practical means of combating modern day methods of fighting. What emerged was, in his own words, "my own interpretation of the Art. Parker introduced an unparalleled number of combative predicaments, indicating the need for several viewpoints. Thee mystic "Universal Pattern", introduced to the public for the first time some twenty years earlier, was put into context.
In an effort to develop and articulate definable qualities in the Martial Arts, he sought to set the backdrop for the unknown to become known, the intangible to become tangible and for the mysticism to disappear. Get A Copy. Published November by Delsby Publications first published More Details Original Title.
Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. It's always useful when studying any discipline to understand the reasoning and biases of the author or originator. This book is super useful for any student of Kenpo if for no other purpose than to clarify the biases of Ed Parker.
I also happen to think that the martial philosophy he lays out is applicable to studying the martial arts in general. At any rate it's a good primer to Parker's general writing style and should prepare you for the more substantial works on the particular philosophy an It's always useful when studying any discipline to understand the reasoning and biases of the author or originator.
At any rate it's a good primer to Parker's general writing style and should prepare you for the more substantial works on the particular philosophy and practice of Kenpo outlined in the later books. Dec 30, David Trowbridge rated it it was ok. This book is mostly pseudo-eastern philosophy and a chronicle of who was where when.
Probably interesting to American Kenpo students but not as "Mentally Stimulating" as promised. Fortunately, it's short and leads into the better Volume 2 quickly. Sep 09, Andrew Hoare rated it it was amazing. Aug 26, J. Lawrence Hawkins rated it it was amazing.
Essential reading for American Kenpo practitioners. Sep 30, Ben Dial rated it it was amazing. A must-read for Kenpo practitioners.
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Ed Parker's Infinite Insights Into Kenpo : Mental Stimulation