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Broken Honor

Broken: To break or hyperextend a limb

Honor: Handshake


The Ideal attack requires your opponent be attacking from the front. Your opponent aggressively squeezes your right hand.

Defense Pattern

1. Left Step Forward towards 12:00 into a Left Neutral Bow Stance. Right Hand Pull turning your opponent's right hand counterclockwise as you Left Hand Grab your opponent's right wrist (palm up and underneath your opponents wrist).

2. Deliver a Left Upward Flapping Elbow under your opponent's right elbow, while having your Right Hand Pull Down, to cause your opponent’s elbow to break.

3. Left Step Back towards 6:00 into a Right Neutral Bow Stance. With the Left Hand Grab to your opponent’s right wrist execute a Left Hand Pull to violently jerk your opponent’s arm diagonally down past your left hip as you deliver a Right Outward Back Knuckle to your opponent's right temple.

4. Left Gauging Step toward 4:30 into a Right Transitional Neutral Bow Stance (facing 10:30) and continue to pivot to a Left Forward Bow Stance as you deliver a Right Inward Elbow to the left side of your opponent's jaw.

5. Perform a Left Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 10:30.

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):

Broken Honor

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Broken Gift

Tracy Kenpo Systems:


American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):

The Gift

*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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