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Entwined Vine

Entwined: Two-handed wrapping hold

Vine: Lock to the wrist


The Ideal attack requires your opponent attacks form the front. He uses both of his arms to secure a figure 4 lock on your right arm and wrist. With your right arm hanging naturally, your opponent’s action (to compete the lock) commences with a right hand grabbing the top of your right wrist. He then proceeds to lift your arm vertically so that he can now interlock his left arm with your right forearm by reaching over your right forearm. He completes the lock by having his own left arms grab his own right wrist by having his left arm figure 8 under his right wrist then turn to grab it.

Defense Pattern

1. Right Step Forward towards 12:00 into a Right Neutral Bow Stance. Execute a Left Pressing Check to your opponent’s right elbow and deliver a Right Upward Elbow to your opponent's solar plexus and/or jaw.

2. Execute a Left Pinning Check and Grab to your opponent’s left hand reaching over the right forearm.

3. Left Gauging Step toward 3:00 then pivot counterclockwise into a Left Neutral Bow Stance (facing 3:00) while executing a Two Hand Grab to your opponent’s left wrist. Execute an Arm Bar over your shoulder to your opponents left elbow while delivering a Left Back Elbow to your opponent’s ribs.

4. Pivot clockwise and execute an Arm Bar over your shoulder to your opponents left elbow while delivering a Right Back Elbow to your opponent’s midsection or left ribcage.

5. Convert your right elbow strike into a Right Arm Bar to your opponent's left elbow by circling your right arm clockwise.

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):

Entwined Vine

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Entangled Wing

*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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