**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
following:
**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.