most striking characteristic of A.C.K. training is
its emphasis on knowledge. The teaching does
not consist of instructors showing the student
a move and expecting him to copy it, thus 'learning'
it. Instruction does include the in depth
theory and principles behind every strike, movement,
or strategy. The 'why' is emphasized, not just the
'how.' In this manner, every student is taught as
though they were being groomed to become an instructor
themselves one day.
first two levels of training concentrate on training
the body - 'physical training.' The first level concerns
all the basic moves. Stances, footwork, strikes, blocks,
and kicking are drilled in a manner which programs
the movements into the mind for later automatic reuse.
The second level concentrates on the application of
these movements in actual use.
following are technical samples of physical training
bulletins from the student course manuals.