Recently finished a curious book interviewing famous/senior Ed Parker Kenpo practitioners. In it they described a very odd ritual which with each tell became more and more powerful regardless of whom was describing it. I am hoping someone might be able to explain a) WHY, b) the ideas behind the action.

To hear it told (I was not rhere) they describe Mr. Parker KICKING them as the final act/action as a PART of their testing proceedure.

Can someone please explain this (sic. very strange) idea to me...?