Kenpo - How to Survive Life : Concepts and Principles
Kenpo has much more to offer people than just a means to defend yourself on the street. It has at its centre a unique strategy to survive life and the psychological techniques it uses. This is something that everybody can learn and use to their own advantage, every day of their lives. Kenpo is a self-defence system that encompasses both the physical and psychological aspect of fighting, and is one of the simplest systems to learn. It is structured in such a way, that from the very first lesson, you will leave the Dojo with valuable skills. These new found skills will help give you a new sense of confidence and perspective in every sphere of your life. It is an unfortunate fact that violent acts upon innocent people, are increasing at a dramatic rate. Wherever you live, whatever your circumstances, we should all have the right to live life the way we want to. However, to survive in life, we need to develop some basic survival skills. Life has changed, it is a fact of modern day living, that we need to be more aware of our environment and who is in it, along with the implications that it may bring. Our life survival skills have also changed, not only is it important to learn people skills and how to deal with them, but skills involving self-defence are just as important in today's modern and increasingly violent society. The development of mental strength and conditioning, is an essential part of modern living as well as learning self-defence skills. Having purely physical skills, is not enough to circumvent many of life's obstacles. Whether they are physical or mental, we need skills to deal with them. Training both our mind and body is the only way to achieve this. I have written this book to not only give an insight into my chosen Martial Art of Kenpo, but also to share some of the mental and physical conditioning techniques it uses. These techniques can be used by anybody to get through life in a productive positive way, whilst protecting yourself from people, circumstances and events. In many ways, this book is about self-help, it is a compilation of many of life's experiences, which can cost you money, friends, jobs or physical pain. Perhaps after reading this, it will motivate you to do something positive, be constructive or just extend yourself outside of life's bubble. This is the first book in a series of three, it is not possible to include all elements that Kenpo contains in one book. I have condensed what I feel are the key basics that are necessary for you to build a solid base from which to fight from, and be able to add to it in the future. The following two books will detail the "physical application" of Kenpo in much more detail and can be used as a reference for your studies of the art.
- Paperback | 166 pages
- 133 x 203 x 9mm | 177g
- 04 Sep 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Roy Travert
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Roy Travert started training in Ed Parker's Kenpo at the age of fifteen whilst still at secondary school. He attended St Helier Boys School in Jersey, one of the Channel Islands. By the age of twenty-three, he had attained the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt. This was under the tutelage of his instructors Graham Lelliott and Roy MacDonald. It was in the spring of 1989 that he travelled from Jersey to Plymouth England, where he tested under 10th Degree Senior Grand Master Ed Parker. Growing up as a teenager in Jersey during the 80's was the same as anywhere else in the world. Street fights were a common occurrence, and the need for self-defence training became an important part of life. From a very young age, he was fascinated by the Martial Arts, and the flowing movement patterns that they contained. This was exactly the type of physical training he was looking for as a young man. It was however to be the start of many years of hard work. Training sessions in the early days were very long, some sessions would last up to three hours and were extremely physical and demanding. For many people Martial Art's training is purely about the physical application of techniques, kicking, punching and developing a stronger body. Roy found that training in Kenpo has much more to offer, it is a way of life that is unique. Discipline, principles and code of conduct are the corner stones of a Kenpo practitioner. This a rare and precious commodity in our modern "I want it now" society. It is these principles that Roy is keen to teach and promote to today's practitioners. His hope is that this book is not used to solidify thoughts and ideas but to provoke new ones for the continued development and refinement of Ed Parker's Kenpo and the life changing benefits it can bring.