The Self Defense School Of Kenpo

Self Defense in empty hand, stick and edged weapons - Private Instruction - No Belt Testing Fee's - No Contracts

Chinese Boxing Forms from Tra Co International cira late 60s early 70s

Mr. Hensel age 61  is filmed live  Sept. 2013 performing opening segments to The Chinese Boxing Forms  he competed with though out the mid 1970s into the mid late 80s. Keep in mind Mr. Hensel is moving slow not at a functional speed which would demonstrate the power component that is actually within in these forms.  It is hoped  one can actually see the movements clearily.   These forms represent the unique Chinese  Style of movement  that are taught to students beginning at Brown belt level in the United Kenpo - Arnis Ass..  All these Forms came out of  the late Master  Tomas Connors Kenpo System referred to as Tra Co International while he was alive. The  Tiger and Crane  is from Al Tracy's system..Tomas Connor Tiger and Crane opened with the Right Hand and Al Tracys Tiger and Crane opened with the Left hand.

Many of the early TRACO students developed some aspect of the IRON PALM.  

I trained on a bag with lead shot and then for general conditioning I slapped a cement wall.  By the late 80s I stopped training my palm in order to protect my hand.  

Mr. Hensel's  personal style of movement and training has always been based on a strong Horse stance coupled with a deep Bow and Arrow stance with strong focus on the center line.