Clutching Falcon

Clutching: Pin the hand


Falcon: One-handed grab from the flank

Attack

The Ideal attack requires your opponent be attacking you from your right flank (4:30). The opponent is grabbing your right shoulder, and pulling you toward him with his left elbow bent.

Defense Pattern

1. Right Step Back toward 4:30 into a Right Fighting Horse Stance and deliver a Right Back Elbow to your opponent's solar plexus while using a Left Pinning Check to your opponent's left hand.


2. Right Back Hammer Fist to your opponent's groin.


3. Pivot into a Right Forward Bow Stance as you execute a Right Snapping Obscure Elbow to the underside of your opponent's chin.


4. Perform a Right 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):

Clutching Falcon


Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Obscure Wing


American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):

The Cub


*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.