Kenpo documentary

Kenpo documentary

Joined: November 17th, 2008, 12:41 am

December 30th, 2008, 2:46 am #1

I just watched a short video on gamesfather that featured a young Larry Tatum doing a two man technique in a dojo with kids watching and Mr. Parker's voice over. The clip ends with a shot of Mr. Parker speaking. The video is titled "A short clip from a Kenpo documentary." Could anyone enlighten me on what documentary this is from and if it is possible to get a copy of it?
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Joined: January 25th, 2005, 6:39 pm

December 30th, 2008, 3:18 am #2

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Joined: November 24th, 2004, 9:07 pm

December 30th, 2008, 4:45 am #3

I just watched a short video on gamesfather that featured a young Larry Tatum doing a two man technique in a dojo with kids watching and Mr. Parker's voice over. The clip ends with a shot of Mr. Parker speaking. The video is titled "A short clip from a Kenpo documentary." Could anyone enlighten me on what documentary this is from and if it is possible to get a copy of it?
I have that footage. The segment you describe is actually at the end of a longer segment that focuses on kids - in class, sparring, and even breaking pine boards - with Mr. Parker doing the voice over. I don't recall the footage being part of a documentary, but rather a promotional piece that came out around the time Mr. Parker was franchising. The footage was shot at the Santa Monica school at Sepulveda Blvd. I have the VHS reel somewhere and will see if I can locate it.

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Joined: January 25th, 2005, 6:39 pm

December 30th, 2008, 11:38 pm #4

The highlight of the program is really SGM Parker executing a form at the end. It is a little dark with the track lighting shining on the background wall and he's crackin the wind around him.

Just happened to find my copy in an old (I'm talking old) video/book store here in Houston. You know the kind where they actually have porn in the store and that area is separated by saloon doors...lol. I was actually hoping to find a used copy of the 36 Chambers, 5 Deadly Venoms or maybe some Shaw Brothers flick. It was in the used VHS bin for the wopping price of $1.99 with one of those obnoxious orange sale stickers on it.

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