top of page

Echoed Palms

Echoed: Retaliate with a similar attack

Palms: Two-handed push


The Ideal attack requires your opponent start the attack from the front. He pushes toward your chest or shoulders with both of his hands as he steps forward.

Defense Pattern

1. Right Step Forward towards 12:00 between your opponent’s legs into a Right Forward Bow Stance while executing Two Upward Forearm Strikes using them as a wedge on inside of the opponent’s arms and ending with Thrusting Claws to the opponents eyes.

2. Pivot into a Right Neutral Bow Stance as your execute a Left Hand Grab to your opponent’s right arm or wrist. Immediately jerk and Pull your opponent’s right arm down and past your left hip and deliver a Right Upward Elbow under the chin on the right side of your opponent head.

3. Deliver a Right Downward Heel Palm Claw to the bridge of your opponent’s nose and to his eyes.

4. Left Step Back toward 3:00 then perform a Right Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 3:00.

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):

Echoed Palms

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Thrusting Wedge

Tracy Kenpo Systems:

Crouching Falcon

American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):

Crouching Falcon

*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.

bottom of page