The filipino influence in American Kenpo

Discussion in 'American Kenpo' started by "KENPOJOE" Rebelo, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. "KENPOJOE" Rebelo

    "KENPOJOE" Rebelo New Member

    Hi folks!
    I remember Mr. Parker mentioning how he had Filipino Martial Arts demonstrated at the first IKC in 1964. The demo was dine by Ben Lagusa in the Villabrile style of kali. Many years later, Ben Lagusa would comment in a magazine article that Mr. Parker studied privately with him. Dan Inosanto mentions how when Mr. Parker mentioned FMA to him, he said "oh yeah,stick fighting" to which Mr. Parker said "No, there's more." & encouraged him to explore it more. Does anyone know if there were others who influenced him? Prof. Presas also demonstrated at the IKC with Dean Stockwell and Dan Anderson as well (Dan, correct me or educate me!)
    Begood, KENPOJOE
  2. Datu Tim Hartman

    Datu Tim Hartman FMA Talk Founder Supporting Member

    Thanks for sharing.

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