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Open Hand Set

Open Hand Set explores some fundamental concepts regarding how to properly deliver a variety of open hand strikes.


Salutation: Meditative Horse Stance

  • Left Step Sideways towards 9:00 into a Meditative Horse Stance facing 12:00

Alternating: Right Hand then Left Hand

Count 1: Horizontal Finger Thrust

Count 2: Thrusting Knife Hand

Count 3: Four Finger Eye Whip

Count 4: Underhand Heel Palm

Count 5: Two-Finger Hook

Salutation: Meditative Horse Stance

  • Meditative Horse Stance facing 12:00

  • Left Step Sideways towards 3:00 into an Attention Stance facing 12:00

Training Disclaimer

The American Institute of Kenpo (AIK) strongly recommends that all training be overseen by experienced and qualified instructors. Individuals choosing to train without the recommended oversight assume full liability for any and all injuries. In addition, those individuals engaging in training without the oversight of the American Institute of Kenpo’s (AIK’s) certified instructors will be doing so with the understanding and acknowledgment that they are waving subrogation and holding harmless the American Institute of Kenpo (AIK), it's members, and affiliates.

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