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Dominating Ram

Dominating: To gain control of your opponent

Ram: Right hand punch


The Ideal attack requires your opponent be in front of you with your back to a wall. He then steps forward with his right foot as he executes a right straight punch toward your face.

Defense Pattern

1. Left Step Forward toward 12:00 into a Left Neutral Bow Stance as you execute a Left Inward Parry on the outside of your opponent's right punch and a Right Inward Block to the inside of your opponent's right arm.

2. Execute a Left Pinning Check and Grab your opponent's right hand at the wrist followed by a Right Outward Back Knuckle to your opponent's right mastoid.

3. Execute a Right Crossbody Grab to your opponent's collar reaching over their right shoulder. Execute a Left Crossbody Grab to your opponent's left shoulder and Pull ending in a Vice Like Grip choking your opponent.

4. Left Step Back toward 4:30 into a Right Transitional Neutral Bow Stance then pivot counterclockwise into a Left Neutral Bow Stance (facing 6:00) slamming your opponent against the wall.

5. Deliver a Right Knee to your opponent's groin and a Right Inward Horizontal Elbow to your opponent's face, sandwiching your opponent against the wall.

6. Plant Back toward 12:00 into a Left Neutral Bow Stance and deliver a Left Outward Knife Hand to your opponent's throat.

7. Perform a Left Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 12:00.

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):

Dominating Ram

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Taming the Mace

Tracy Kenpo Systems:

Passing Wind

American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):

Felling the Tree

*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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