Clashing: Meet force with force
The Ideal attack requires that your opponent charges in from the front, with the intention of tackling you. You have enough time and distance to engage the opponent by moving towards them.
1. Point of origin: Right Interview Stance with your arms up.
2. Left Step Forward towards 10:30 into a Left Transitional Neutral Bow Stance then deliver a Right Knee to your opponent's solar plexus while delivering a Right Uppercut Punch to the right side of your opponent's face. Left Positional Check to the right side of your opponent’s head.
3. Plant Back towards 6:00 into a Left Transitional Neutral Bow Stance as you deliver a Right Downward Elbow to the upper spine of your opponent.
4. Pivot in to a Left Reverse Close Kneel Stance delivering a Left Inward Overhead Downward Elbow to the upper spine of your opponent. Your left arm continues to move clockwise ending in a Left Hand Grab to your opponent’s face.
5. Left Step Back towards 6:00 into a Right Front Twist Stance as you execute a Left Hand Pull employing a fulcrum to turn your opponent’s head up.
6. Pivot into a Right Neutral Bow Stance (facing 12:00) as you deliver a Right Inward Elbow to your opponent’s face.
7. Pivot into a Right Reverse Bow Stance (facing 12:00) as you deliver a Right Back Hammer Fist to your opponent’s groin.
8. Deliver a Right Rear Lifting Heal Kick to your opponent’s groin.
9. Right Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 6:00.
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):
Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:
Intercepting the Ram
Tracy Kenpo Systems:
American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):
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