Resisting: To stop before fully locked
Surrender: Full nelson
The Ideal attack requires that your opponent be behind you. Your opponent is on the verge of completing a full nelson.
1. Left Step Sideways toward 9:00 into a Horse Stance while you execute two Dropping Elbows trapping the attempted full nelson between your arms and your body.
2. Execute a Pinning Check with both of your arms by thrusting both of your fists toward the ground. Shallow your base into a Half Horse Stance and deliver a Reverse Head-Butt to your opponents face.
3. Pivot clockwise into a Right Rear Bow Stance (facing 3:00) and deliver a Right Back Side Scooping Heel Kick to your opponent's left inner knee. Immediately deliver a Right Knife-Edge Side Kick to your opponent's right shin and follow through with a Right Scraping Stomp to the right shin and instep.
4. Pivot counterclockwise into a Left Rear Bow Stance (facing 9:00) and deliver a Left Back Side Scooping Heel Kick to your opponent's right inner knee. Immediately deliver a Left Knife-Edge Side Kick to your opponent's left shin and follow through with a Left Scraping Stomp to the left shin and instep.
5. Right Step Forward to 12:00 then Left Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 12:00.
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):
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Tracy Kenpo Systems:
American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):
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