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As a paying member, you have legitimate questions and while I don't share your frustration, I understand yours. The AKKI is a work in progress. Given the material already on paper, I feel we are light years beyond many in kenpo land and inferior to no one. If your journey is not moving fast enough for you, you may need to re-evaluate why you are here. My suggestion is that you send Mr. Mills an e-mail. He is a very convivial man and I'm sure due to your passion, he will reply. Be patient, he is also very busy. You know, taking care of his family, building a system, teaching his students, running a family business, maintaining one of the top kenpo organizations in the world... stuff like that.
I hardly ever post on here, but I feel the need to respond. Barthalomew, I understand where you are coming from. You asked good questions. One of which, the ground curriculum, I e-mailed Mr. Mills about after the camp. I haven't heard from him abut this, but as Rick said he is pretty busy. Hopefully he will reply. If he does I will post it.
But I agree with you. I am surprised nobody answered your questions. I didn't take it that the curriculum isn't moving fast enough. You were just curious. So am I. I was at the camp this eyar and I hoped to see some of teh material that was lsited on the schedule. I kind of go both ways on this. I got a lot out of the camp, specifically on using velocity which seemed to be a major thread of the camp. But I was dissapointed that at least some of the knife defneses weren't revealed. I can come up with my own. I cna use the old IKKA material. But let's be honest that isn't going to come close to comparing with what Mr. Mills would show us. So the camp was good, but not what I assuemd it woudl be. Maybe the assumptions were on my part.
But as for everybody else, this guy asked two innocent questins and a couple of you jump all over him. Nobody else even posted. Not one of mr. Mills seniors posted. I know they aren't obligated to post. mayeb they don't know either. But why didn't somebody just say "nobody knows". Or Mr. Mills bad shoulder has put him behind. Or as I think somebody already said, Mr. Mills isn't satisfied with how we are moving. I got that vibe a bit at the camp. And until he is we have to work on what we have. I don't know about Bart there, but I could have lived withthose answers. An AKKI brother deserved better from all ofus.
Now thatbeing said, can somebody answer the question of teh ground curriculum? It was good stuff. Was it just for the camp or are we integrating what we did specifically into the curiculum. And if so how?
I also would like to respond to all that is being said about the subject of asking questions. I am the Ohio rep and train with Brian( the last person who posted). Barthalomew's questions on his first post were innocent and good questions deserving of some kind of answer. I am sure many people(including myself) would like to know the status of the 2nd brown material, the updating of the website and the ground material. Some of us do not train with the AKKI seniors or have direct access to Mr.Mills. The camps and this forum should be safe places to ask questions and share information. We should not be afraid members are going to take offense if a question about the AKKI is asked. We all believe in this organization and Mr. Mills. If we didn't we would not spend so much time and money trying to keep progressing in this art. If no one really knows the answers to these questions an email directly to Mr. Mills might be the answer but arguing with eachother on the forum surely is not.