Giavonna Laredo tx
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
Kurt Vonnegut, via The Impossible Cool (via bijan)
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
Kurt Vonnegut, via The Impossible Cool (via bijan)

championofazura:

Girls, romanticize yourselves. You are a queen. You are a warrior. You are an enchantress. You are a mermaid. You are a goddess. You are all of these things and more, you are the stuff of fairytales. 

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timid:

late night thoughts

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late night thoughts

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satansonenightstand:

uglygirltears:

Lana Del Rey smoking weed with a fan

Goals

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uglygirltears:

Lana Del Rey smoking weed with a fan

Goals

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youxiakenpo:

tacosyeahhilovethem:

youxiakenpo:

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Sthekaratekidblog:

It’s funny, I always find myself checking people out and how they wear their gi and how it looks.
I usually don’t like mixing colors up with gi’s but I will give this girl credit, she looks great.
I like the look of the black pants and the white top, the orange belt, and the belt is tied correctly. (notice both ends of the belt are equal, one end doesn’t hang lower than the other)
Good stuff!

This is sad her patch isn’t a true patch of kenpo/kempo nor is her stands and real kenpo/kempo people don’t wear their belts like that.

Sorry Giavonna, but when it comes to kenpo you don’t know what you are talking about. Her belt is fine, her stance is fine as long as her back heel is still on the floor, and there are many kenpo patches out there. Not all of them have to be exactly like your patch.

I am 3rd generation of kenpo. Her belt is incorrect BC it shows lack of respect for those before her and her stands are way too wide and her heel doesn’t need to be down. Also patches that are created differently from the original patch loses meaning the real meaning of kenpo/kempo. Ed parker created that patch for a reason idk if your instructor ever meet ed parker or trained under him then you would know the story behind the patch and why he wanted it to stay like that. You should learn it and the history. I comes from the true bone rollers of ed parker.. where do you come from? And don’t be sorry I don’t lack anything. You my friend really need to learn what kenpo… And don’t tell me I don’t know my stuff when I have ed parks original paper of each set(only 1st generation got) and I’ve been taught but some of the best. Maybe you go to some hole in the wall but I don’t.

Wow, interesting response Giavonna. Although there are a couple of issues I would like to discuss where again I believe your reasoning isn’t correct.
First, let’s not discuss her stance. I think it is fine, you think it is wrong. We will just have to agree to disagree on that one. Yeah, maybe the stance is a little wide but whatever, I’ll leave it alone.
Her belt, you said it is incorrect because “it shows lack of respect for those before her.” However you fail to explain why it shows a lack of respect. I am very interested in why you say this. Please enlighten me. Especially since if you go back to the original post by thekaratekidblog he said that the belt was tied correctly because both ends of the belt were the same length. And all I said was that I agreed with that. Is that wrong to have the ends of the belt the same length?
Now, the patch. You seemed to get very upset with me when I said that there are many kenpo patches out there and not all of them need to be like yours. You do realize that there are several styles of kenpo out there and not all of them come from Ed Parker. Maybe the girl in the picture is practicing another style of kenpo. Yes, maybe Ed Parker is the most famous kenpo master but does that mean that everyone has to wear the Parker patch? What about those that practice the form of kenpo that came from the man that taught Ed Parker? You do know who taught Ed Parker don’t you? They practice Kara-Ho Kenpo and have a different patch. Is that acceptable?
And what about many of Ed Parker’s own 1st generation black belts that wear different patches that aren’t anything like Ed Parker’s? Some of the most famous being Larry Tatum, Michael Pick, Jim Mitchell, and Al Tracy just to name a few. If you are a student of kenpo history you will know their names. If not you can go to YouTube and type their names in and watch them in action. You can also go to Google and do an image search for their patches and you’ll see how different they are. These guys knew Ed Parker better than anyone so I figure if they think it is ok to wear another patch if you want it must be ok.
And finally, what about Ed Parker himself? He has a famous quote on the subject of not clinging to the past. “When I am gone, I hope that people won’t try to traditionalize my art. I want you to always remember that Kenpo will always be the Art of Perpetual Change. If you remember this, then the Art will never become obsolete because it will change with the times.”
Now, after reading that I think you would agree that even Ed Parker himself would not have an issue with people wearing something other than his patch.
You must understand that kenpo did not end with Ed Parker, however nor did it begin with Ed Parker. I am a student of Ed Parker’s kenpo and that is why I wear his patch, but you must realize there are other branches of the kenpo tree and not all of them spring from Ed Parker.
So don’t lash out at someone that says they like a photo of a girl practicing kenpo but it doesn’t match exactly the way you practice kenpo.
Oh, and remember it always helps a conversation when you explain yourself and your statements instead of just rambling and making statements that really don’t make much sense.
Yours truly,
-Youxia Kenpo-

Idk why my last one didn’t reblog but whatever I’ll just redo this but this time I’ll make it short.Her stands are off BC one you rcant throw a good kick. I do other martial art which are known to have some of the best kicks ever and I study them all the time. The belt laks respect be its in the middle it should be on the side of right side of her hips and for males on their left. And yeah it’s suppose to be even ever art if they have a belt or slash has it tired evenly. Now I’m talking about plain old fash kenpo not other just the ed Parker kenpo.  And everyone who cones from Mr parker does change it some how but to change the base of the path that’s were you lose it all. Idk if they have ever taught you the story of the path and the ax men but its a story that all should know.And I know Larry Tatum and Mike Pick and a lot more.  In fact Larry trains with one of my uncles in savate. And I even saw both Tatum and pick be inducted to the world pugilist hall of fame.And if you continue reading that quote it said BC he’s fears that people won’t study and to study old theorues not to discrediting them but to modified them to the present.And who did you study under?And I know there is other branches. I cone from the roots of kenpo and kajukempo with my other arts thanks to my prof. And his sifu Keith see (right hand man of end parker)And I practice very diffently from everyone BC I have savate in my blood but I do have old fashion kenpo in there too .  And im in high school and college I dont have much time to explain myself to unknown

youxiakenpo:

tacosyeahhilovethem:

youxiakenpo:

tacosyeahhilovethem:

Sthekaratekidblog:

It’s funny, I always find myself checking people out and how they wear their gi and how it looks.

I usually don’t like mixing colors up with gi’s but I will give this girl credit, she looks great.

I like the look of the black pants and the white top, the orange belt, and the belt is tied correctly. (notice both ends of the belt are equal, one end doesn’t hang lower than the other)

Good stuff!

This is sad her patch isn’t a true patch of kenpo/kempo nor is her stands and real kenpo/kempo people don’t wear their belts like that.

Sorry Giavonna, but when it comes to kenpo you don’t know what you are talking about. Her belt is fine, her stance is fine as long as her back heel is still on the floor, and there are many kenpo patches out there. Not all of them have to be exactly like your patch.

I am 3rd generation of kenpo. Her belt is incorrect BC it shows lack of respect for those before her and her stands are way too wide and her heel doesn’t need to be down. Also patches that are created differently from the original patch loses meaning the real meaning of kenpo/kempo. Ed parker created that patch for a reason idk if your instructor ever meet ed parker or trained under him then you would know the story behind the patch and why he wanted it to stay like that. You should learn it and the history. I comes from the true bone rollers of ed parker.. where do you come from? And don’t be sorry I don’t lack anything. You my friend really need to learn what kenpo… And don’t tell me I don’t know my stuff when I have ed parks original paper of each set(only 1st generation got) and I’ve been taught but some of the best. Maybe you go to some hole in the wall but I don’t.

Wow, interesting response Giavonna. Although there are a couple of issues I would like to discuss where again I believe your reasoning isn’t correct.

First, let’s not discuss her stance. I think it is fine, you think it is wrong. We will just have to agree to disagree on that one. Yeah, maybe the stance is a little wide but whatever, I’ll leave it alone.

Her belt, you said it is incorrect because “it shows lack of respect for those before her.” However you fail to explain why it shows a lack of respect. I am very interested in why you say this. Please enlighten me. Especially since if you go back to the original post by thekaratekidblog he said that the belt was tied correctly because both ends of the belt were the same length. And all I said was that I agreed with that. Is that wrong to have the ends of the belt the same length?

Now, the patch. You seemed to get very upset with me when I said that there are many kenpo patches out there and not all of them need to be like yours. You do realize that there are several styles of kenpo out there and not all of them come from Ed Parker. Maybe the girl in the picture is practicing another style of kenpo. Yes, maybe Ed Parker is the most famous kenpo master but does that mean that everyone has to wear the Parker patch? What about those that practice the form of kenpo that came from the man that taught Ed Parker? You do know who taught Ed Parker don’t you? They practice Kara-Ho Kenpo and have a different patch. Is that acceptable?

And what about many of Ed Parker’s own 1st generation black belts that wear different patches that aren’t anything like Ed Parker’s? Some of the most famous being Larry Tatum, Michael Pick, Jim Mitchell, and Al Tracy just to name a few. If you are a student of kenpo history you will know their names. If not you can go to YouTube and type their names in and watch them in action. You can also go to Google and do an image search for their patches and you’ll see how different they are. These guys knew Ed Parker better than anyone so I figure if they think it is ok to wear another patch if you want it must be ok.

And finally, what about Ed Parker himself? He has a famous quote on the subject of not clinging to the past. “When I am gone, I hope that people won’t try to traditionalize my art. I want you to always remember that Kenpo will always be the Art of Perpetual Change. If you remember this, then the Art will never become obsolete because it will change with the times.”

Now, after reading that I think you would agree that even Ed Parker himself would not have an issue with people wearing something other than his patch.

You must understand that kenpo did not end with Ed Parker, however nor did it begin with Ed Parker. I am a student of Ed Parker’s kenpo and that is why I wear his patch, but you must realize there are other branches of the kenpo tree and not all of them spring from Ed Parker.

So don’t lash out at someone that says they like a photo of a girl practicing kenpo but it doesn’t match exactly the way you practice kenpo.

Oh, and remember it always helps a conversation when you explain yourself and your statements instead of just rambling and making statements that really don’t make much sense.

Yours truly,

-Youxia Kenpo-

Idk why my last one didn’t reblog but whatever I’ll just redo this but this time I’ll make it short.
Her stands are off BC one you rcant throw a good kick. I do other martial art which are known to have some of the best kicks ever and I study them all the time.

The belt laks respect be its in the middle it should be on the side of right side of her hips and for males on their left. And yeah it’s suppose to be even ever art if they have a belt or slash has it tired evenly.
Now I’m talking about plain old fash kenpo not other just the ed Parker kenpo. And everyone who cones from Mr parker does change it some how but to change the base of the path that’s were you lose it all. Idk if they have ever taught you the story of the path and the ax men but its a story that all should know.
And I know Larry Tatum and Mike Pick and a lot more. In fact Larry trains with one of my uncles in savate. And I even saw both Tatum and pick be inducted to the world pugilist hall of fame.

And if you continue reading that quote it said BC he’s fears that people won’t study and to study old theorues not to discrediting them but to modified them to the present.

And who did you study under?
And I know there is other branches. I cone from the roots of kenpo and kajukempo with my other arts thanks to my prof. And his sifu Keith see (right hand man of end parker)

And I practice very diffently from everyone BC I have savate in my blood but I do have old fashion kenpo in there too .

And im in high school and college I dont have much time to explain myself to unknown

gym-leader-merida:

if you don’t terrify people a little bit then what’s the point.

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