Countering Ram

Countering: Retaliate, a series of rapid strikes


Ram: Right hand punch

Attack

The Ideal attack requires that your opponent starts in front of you. He steps forward with his right foot as he delivers a right roundhouse punch toward your face.

Defense Pattern

1. Right Step Forward towards 12:00 into a Right Neutral Bow Stance and check the inside of your opponent's right knee with a Right Knee Positional Check. Execute a Right Inward Block to the inside of your opponent's right bicep and a Left Outward Block to the inside of your opponent's right forearm.


2. Deliver a Right Outward Knife Hand to your opponent's throat while maintaining a Left Positional Check at chest level.


3. Pivot into a Right Forward Bow Stance and deliver a Left Horizontal Finger Thrust to your opponent's eyes. Right Positional Check at your right hip.


4. Pivot into a Right Neutral Bow Stance and deliver a Right Uppercut Punch to your opponent's stomach. Left Positional Check at chest level.


5. Left Cross Behind towards 4:30 and pivot into a Right Neutral Bow Stance (facing 10:30). Deliver a Left Outward Hooking Knife Hand to the left side of your opponent's neck followed by a Right Inward Downward Knife Hand to the back of your opponent's neck.


6. Perform a Right Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 4:30.

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):

Countering Ram


Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Five Swords


Tracy Kenpo Systems:

Five Swords


American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):

Five Swords


*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.