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The Ideal attack requires that your opponent charges at you from the front, with the intention of tackling you.
1. Point of origin: Right Interview Stance with your arms up.
2. Left Cross Behind toward 4:30 into a Right Front Twist Stance while delivering a Right Outward Downward Hooking Knife Hand potentially to your opponent’s left arm (keeping your elbow above their arm) and a Left Downward Knife Hand to your opponent’s left upper arm.
3. Pivot into Right Neutral Bow Stance and deliver a Right Downward Knife Hand to the back of your opponent's neck.
4. Deliver a Right Front Snap Ball Kick to your opponent's left ribcage.
5. Plant into a Right Front Twist Stance and deliver a Left Roundhouse Shin Kick to your opponent's face.
6. Plant Back toward 4:30 then perform a Right Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 4:30.
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):
Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:
Tracy Kenpo Systems:
American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):
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