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Re: 3rd part of 3 parts of Recap of 08 Camp

hosted by Mr. Jim Clark (6th Black) and as a last minute replacement for Bruce Thompson (who had to leave due to an emergency), Mr. Ger Hickey and Mr. Tony O’Reilly taught the Knife Dexterity Set. Jim Clark, once again, did a fantastic job teaching. His “ Generating Tail End Speed and Power with your Empty Hands, Utilizing Orbital Compression” carried over from the club seminar. Jim has a knack for being able to get the point across and consistently teaches with knowledge and tact. Mr. Hickey and Mr. O’Reilly, from Ireland, took over for Mr. Thompson and did an excellent job with the knife. They refined the dexterity set and went over each section in detail. Refinements like this are needed by every AKKI Kenpo practitioner.
Congratulations to both of them for a job well done.

Due to some unexpected problems, the next seminars had to be rearranged. Ryan Wheaton (6th Black) and Mr. Mark Keller (7th Black) taught the next set of seminars. Mr. Keller, a long time student of Mr. Mills, is an excellent instructor, and his seminar on “Utilizing Tail End Speed to Maximize Striking Power” was very enlightening and the participants gained knowledge on how to strike harder utilizing kenpo concepts and principles refined by Mr. Mills. Mr. Wheaton’s seminar
on “Tapping into the Spinal Reflex Arc Utilizing AKKI Internalization Patterns” was extremely
insightful. As usual, Ryan has a way of relating subject matter to the students that makes him one of the top instructors in the AKKI. His knowledge of movement, concepts and principles and how he relates the application of these, continually provides an in depth learning experience to all
AKKI members. The next seminar was taught by Mr. Josh Lannon (5th Black). Mr. Lannon’s seminar on AKKI Ground Fighting (Ground and Pound) was inspiring. Mr. Mills has decided to
introduce more ground fighting into the AKKI and Mr. Lannon’s knowedge and expertise in this area is a natural cohesive effort in this endeavor. Mr. Lannon in conjunction with other
experienced MMA fighters has been working on incorporating this aspect into the AKKI. His
seminar had everyone on the ground really working and sweating. The last seminar of the camp was taught by Mr. Mills, on AKKI Magnetic Timing Patterns. With not much time left, Mr. Mills had all the senior members/Board of Directors get up in front at the head of the class. In his
inimitable way, he had everyone in the room exploding with power and speed. He definitely took
it up a notch and you could feel the power that was being generated throughout the room. Just to watch Mr. Mills perform is something to behold. It is no wonder that he is known as one of the “Fastest and Most Powerful American Kenpo Instructors in the world today. The camp ended on an incredibly high note, with expectations for the next camp which is being scheduled to take place in September in Evanston, Wyoming, Mr. Mills’ home town. The banquet that evening brought all of the attendees together in an air of camaraderie and friendship. The AKKI camps renew old friendships and we all make new ones. It is a fantastic event that all AKKI members should
Experience. See you at the next camp:

Bruce C. Smith
6th Degree Black
AKKI Mid Atlantic
Regional Rep.

Apologies for so many parts

My apologies for so many parts. Evidently the forum won't take that large of a post without breaking it down into parts. Ryan should have the whole think posted on the main page soon. It has been sent to him.

Thanks, and look forward to seeing everyone in September in Evanston.

Bruce Smith/P.A.
AKKI Mid Atlantic
Regional Reo.

Re: Apologies for so many parts

Wow!!! A camp in Evanston? Man I am so there if I can make it!!!! I better start working some overtime for vacation time so I have enough! Awesome camp this year!! I learned tons and I can't wait to start working it on some bodies. Special thanks for Mr. Hickey and Mr. O'Reily for teaching the knife set!! You guys made it really easy to do and understand and they way you broke it down and let us work on it was way cool. This is, of course, with no offense towards Mr. Thompson, who I believe to be the absolute best forms instructor on the planet!!

Hoping to see a lot fo you guys in Evanston!! Take care and heal up!


Re: Apologies for so many parts

Bruce, thanks for the plugs and for the recap. I will get this on the home page shortly!

Re: Re: 3rd part of 3 parts of Recap of 08 Camp

It's been so hard to tell myself that I wouldn't be able to make it to this camp. I read up on the camp recaps and kick myself over and over in the teeth (I am somewhat flexible lol) for not saying 'Forget it, i'm heading out'.

Definately looking forward to Septembers camp in *gasp* Evanston!

Many Thanks

After being away from the AKKI for nearly four years, this was my first time to the Vegas camp; not only was I blown away at the quality of instruction given, but at the camaraderie that I experienced. I've met some great people, hopefully made some new friends, and am grateful to be welcomed back into the AKKI family. A great "thank you" to Mr. Mills, the board of directors, each instructor at the camp, and especially to Mr. Brumby.

Jay Wilson
AKKI, Mississippi

Re: Recap of March 08 AKKI Kenpo Camp

Great write-up Mr. Smith! This camp was awesome all the way around and the Black Belt test was inspiring! Actually, it was SCARY!
Jay, it great to see you at a camp. I overheard a couple of people saying you "moved well". Good to have you back!
I would also like to congratulate Matt Smith for getting his Brown Belt and his penmanship, lol (he won the "Pit-viper" knife).
"Head Instructor Lee" rocked on the Black Belt test. Congrats, Mr. Bowgren!
I was happy to see Mr. Brumby and Mr. Greg Hilderbrand do a seminar. Even though, I've trained with both of these great instructors previously, I was blown away.
They definitely give credence to Mr. Parker's saying, "I taught you everything you know-not everything I know"!
I can't wait to do it all over again!

Re: Recap of March 08 AKKI Kenpo Camp

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