Does Kenpo incorporate a ground game? The one thing I don't like about Karate is that it has a lot of flash but very ineffective when taken to the ground, which is where a lot of fights tend to go if you're fighting someone with experience.
There is no ground aspect. I guess if you translate it to MMA the most famous Kenpo practitioner is Chuck Liddell. Hawaiin forms have ground strategy but very limited
I trained in Dumog which is a filipino form of Greco Roman.
My Filipino homie keeps a couple of those sticks next to his bed for protection, those things are seriously dangerous, you can instantly inflict the worst pain ever on someone that's trying to run up on you. Bone shattering.
Not gonna lie, I keep them in my trunk as well as a set in the front closet. I've used them before.
We've trained the police force on Batons using arnis sticks. They thought it was way more effective than the traditional police traing
I loved everything about martial arts since age of 7 somewhere (i guess to much old school Jackie Chan/Bruce Lee movies that inspired me lol), i have tried pretty many..
Age 7-8 = Shotokan Karate
Age 8-12= Wing Chun Kung Fu
Age 12-13 = Kyokushinkai Karate
Age 13-18 = Tae Kwon Do
Age 18-22 = Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
(and tried some others aswell inbetween but shortly, like Krav Maga, JKD, Kenpo, Judo etc.)
..and now for a couple of years i have been doing only Muay Thai, except for the sparing i have no will for real combat (prized fighting, competition) and never had that intention with my training, i have been taught very differently... its just for the pure love for martial arts and ofcourse mental/physical prosperity.
I did a few amateur boxing fights when I was younger, around 18, and a lot heavier than I was now. It was fun, but I'm over it now. Have a speed bag and a heavy one I hit around 2-3 times a week now. Good cardio, and great for your lats. Gives you a nice, wide back.