One of the first things that some think when viewing the CD-ROM is,
“What’s so special about Sub-Level Four™?” On the surface it would appear
pretty much like Motion-Kenpo. Although the students do look strong, fast,
and well trained there doesn’t appear to be anything significantly different.
There are however things taking place there are not visible.
What the CD-ROM cannot show you
How the proper basics begin to create internal energy.
Why the basics should be done a certain way.
Why the “Slap-checks” are effective in many ways.
Why “speed” isn’t as important as you think.
How the proper anatomical movements counters street grappling.
How the method and manner of execution greatly enhances your strength.
How the method of execution actually “moves” energy to enhance your action.
How proper executed body alignment allows you to use less energy.
How your movements can “drain energy” from your opponents and weaken them.
Why you cannot “rearrange” techniques movements.
How various levels of locks and holds are integrated into the techniques
in varying degrees from the beginning.
How the technique Timing Signatures enhance power and assist Destructive
How the GCM Signature teaches you where your body should be anatomically
adjusted to defeat grapplers.
The specific place you strike and the Negative Body Posture it creates.
How Negative Body Posture creates access to nerves.
How what may appear to be unnecessary movement is more functional and just
Advanced Kenpo Concepts, Sub-Level Four™ is a “process.” A method
of teaching and learning whose goals are to build mechanisms that will
have an escalating long-term positive effect on skill level, and internal
energy. Skill and energy continues to grow as long as you adhere to the
process. Time (age) erodes “Motion-Kenpo skill,” but SL-4™ skills continue
to grow. Its validity can be seen in its advanced students as well as its
colored belts. “The best way to think of Sub-Level Four™ is it’s “Ed Parker’s
American Kenpo with his unique perspective of the Chinese Sciences, that
is not represented in “Motion-Kenpo.” Some call it “Kenpo training on steroids.”
Clearly it’s not for everyone. Proper training will be physical and demanding,
but the rewards are great. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it and
you wouldn’t be asking the question, What’s Sub-Level Four™?
A Simple Comparison
MOTION-KENPO teaches conceptual techniques that may be re-arranged adjusted,
deleted, added, prefixed, suffixed.
SUB-LEVEL FOUR™ does not. It teaches precise execution of techniques that
may not be changed. The sciences of higher-level execution are already
built into the Default Technique.
MOTION-KENPO encourages and therefore allows rearrangement
SUB-LEVEL FOUR™ does not allow rearrangement.
MOTION-KENPO encourages tailoring to fit personal preferences.
SUB-LEVEL FOUR™ does not allow personal preference tailoring.
MOTION-KENPO utilizes conceptual aesthetic basics that are taught based
upon conceptual themes of execution or how they look.
SUB-LEVEL FOUR™ teaches anatomical basics engineered to human body function.
MOTION-KENPO has no defined base techniques, only ideas for a starting
SUB-LEVEL FOUR™ has well defined default techniques.
MOTION KENPO is 90% conceptual and 10% structure, that’s why it’s so flexible.
SUB-LEVEL FOUR™ is 90% structure 10% tailoring
MOTION-KENPO encourages tailoring for personal preference.
SUB-LEVEL FOUR™ tailors only for physical discrepancies.
MOTION-KENPO is infinite and based on motion.
SUB-LEVEL FOUR™ is finite and based on anatomical sciences.
MOTION-KENPO encourages self-expression and exploration.
SUB-LEVEL FOUR™ disseminates so much information a student has no time
for unnecessary "self-exploration." You are being taught, you do not have
to teach yourself.
All facets of SUB-LEVEL FOUR™ have strict curriculum.
MOTION-KENPO skills deteriorate rapidly if not constantly practiced.
SUB-LEVEL FOUR™ students retain 90% of their skills even when inactive.
MOTION-KENPO attacks soft tissue like the eyes, testicles, and throat.
SUB-LEVEL FOUR™ doesn’t have to.
Sub-Level Four™ Training Will Teach You:
Self-defense techniques that work.
Proper anatomical body mechanics and basics you can feel.
How to develop internal energy.
How to move energy.
How to disrupt a person's aura.
How to drain a person's energy.
How to create Negative Body Posture.
How to open nerve cavities.
How to access nerve cavities.
How to induce PMD (Mental and Physical Disassociation).