Form 6 by Angelo Collado Honoring GM Frank Trejo

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Long Form 6

Kenpo Karate Long Form 6

Angelo Collado, a legend in the world of Kenpo Karate, showcased his mastery of Long Form 6 at the prestigious Last Long Beach Internationals. Representing the esteemed Parker/Trejo Legacy, Angelo left an indelible mark on the tournament’s history.

It is important to reflect on Angelo’s historic achievement at the Last Long Beach International Tournament. He emerged victorious, claiming the first-place position with his flawless execution of Long Form 6. In a heartfelt gesture, Angelo dedicated his triumph to the memory of Grandmaster Frank Trejo.

During the medal presentation, Angelo personally bestowed his well-deserved medal upon GM Frank. This poignant act marked the final time Angelo performed a form in a tournament, demonstrating his profound respect for the late GM Frank.

Angelo’s unwavering dedication to preserving the Kenpo flame and upholding the Trejo Legacy serves as a true inspiration to all who follow in his footsteps. His exceptional skill and commitment have ensured that the spirit of Kenpo Karate and the legacy of GM Frank Trejo continue to thrive within him.

Honor and Loyalty at its Best

Kenpo Karate Form 6, also known as the Weapons form, the continuous motion form, or the figure-8 form, holds a significant place within the 3rd Degree Black Belt Curriculum. This dynamic form demands a high level of skill and precision.

Long 6 derives its name from the emphasis on elongated movements and fluidity. It is characterized by the continuous motion of the hands, which must remain in constant motion throughout the entire form.

Even during the seamless transitions between techniques, practitioners are required to maintain this uninterrupted flow. This unique aspect of Long 6 sets it apart from other forms and showcases the practitioner’s ability to maintain control, focus, and agility.

The form’s alternative names shed light on its core characteristics. Referred to as the Weapons form, Long 6 incorporates techniques and movements that mimic the handling of various weapons. This aspect not only enhances the practitioner’s understanding of weapon-based techniques but also promotes versatility and adaptability in combat situations.

The figure-8 form is another apt description for Long 6, as practitioners trace fluid figure-8 patterns with their hand movements. This pattern symbolizes the continuous and interconnected nature of the techniques within the form. By executing the figure-8 motions, practitioners develop coordination, timing, and the ability to seamlessly transition between techniques.

Long Form 6 Techniques

These are the self-defense techniques you will find in this form:

  • Glancing Lance (Right Knife From 12:00)
  • Glancing Lance (Left Knife From 12:00)
  • Unfurling Lance (Right Knife Thrust From 3:00)
  • Unfurling Lance (Left Knife Snap Thrust Knife From 9:00)
  • Clipping The Lance (Knife Snap Thrust From 1:30)
  • Clipping The Lance (Knife Snap Thrust From 10:30)
  • Thrusting Lance (Thrusting Knife From 12:00)
  • Thrusting Lance (Thrusting Knife From 12:00)
  • Raining Lance (Right Overhead Knife Attack From 9:00)
  • Raining Lance (Left Overhead Knife Attack From 3:00)
  • Capturing The Storm (Right Step-Through Overhead Club From 12:00)
  • Circling The Storm (Right Step-Through Overhead Club)
  • Circling The Storm: For A Left Step-Through Overhead Club)
  • Escape From The Storm (Right Step-Through Overhead Club)
  • Escape From The Storm (Left Step-Through Overhead Club)
  • Entwined Lance (Right Step-Through Knife)
  • Entwined Lance (Left Step-Through Knife)
  • Capturing The Rod (Right-Hand Pistol From 3:00)
  • Capturing The Rod (Left Hand Pistol From 9:00)
  • Broken Rod [Right-Hand Pistol From Behind (4:30 In The Form)]
  • Broken Rod [Left Hand Pistol From Behind (7:30 In The Form)]
  • Defying The Rod [Right-Hand Pistol From The Front (1:30 In The Form)]
  • Defying The Rod [Left-Hand Pistol From The Front (1:30 In The Form)]
  • TwistedRod (Right Pistol From The Side [(3:00 In The Form)]
  • Twisted Rod [Left Pistol From The Side ((9:00 In The Form)]
  • Hand Isolations

To excel in Long 6, practitioners must master the art of maintaining continuous hand motion. This requires disciplined training, precise execution of techniques, and an unwavering focus on fluidity. By embracing the challenges presented by Long 6, students of Kenpo Karate develop a heightened sense of control, grace, and adaptability in their martial arts practice.

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