- The Three Phase Concept
Kenpo techniques are tought with a three phase formula where the student is
expected to learn the technique as written [ in stone of course :-) ], then
go on to play with the possibilities. The Three Phases are, in order, the
- Ideal Phase
- In the Ideal Phase the student learns the technique "by the book".
This means the attack is specified, the defense is applied and the
attackers reaction is known.
- What-If Phase
- In the What-If Phase the student(s) experiment with different
possible scenarios for the attack and attackers reactions.
- Formulation Phase
- With the Formulation Phase the student tears apart the technique,
explores its principles and develops alternate, spontaneous, reactions
all with the aid the equation formula.