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Clashing Eagles

Clashing: Meet force with force

Eagles: Two-handed body grab from the front


The Ideal attack requires that your opponent starts in front of you. They grab you with two hands, at the chest, and pull you toward them.

Defense Pattern

1. Right Step Forward toward 12:00 into a Right Neutral Bow Stance while you execute a Left Pinning Check on top of your opponent's arms at the wrists. Deliver a Right Uppercut Punch to your opponent’s solar plexus.

2. Have your right hand circle counterclockwise and deliver a Right Inward Forearm to your opponent’s left elbow and a Right Thrusting Back Knuckle across the bridge of your opponent’s nose.

3. Deliver a Right Inward Downward Forearm to your opponent’s forearms then immediately deliver a Left Horizontal Finger Thrust to your opponent's eyes.

4. Deliver a Right Outward Knife Hand to your opponent's throat.

5. Shuffle Forward if needed for range and deliver a Right Inward Horizontal Elbow to the left side of your opponent's jaw. At the same time deliver a Left Inward Horizontal Heel Palm to the right side of your opponent's jaw.

6. Perform a Right Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 6:00.

Alternate Names

Though there are similarities between techniques named here the techniques taught in the different branches of the Kenpo family also have notable differences.

We know that each school presents information with a different style and signature that is uniquely associated with their staff and students. Always defer to the instructing staff at your school for guidance should there be any differences in the information being presented.

The American Institute of Kenpo (AIK):

Clashing Eagles

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Raking Mace

Tracy Kenpo Systems:

Striking Asp

American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):

Striking Asp

*The EPAKS system is copyrighted and all rights are reserved by the Parker Family.

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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