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Dominating Eagles

Dominating: To gain control of the opponent

Eagles: Two-handed body grab from the front


The Ideal attack requires that your opponent starts in front of you. They pull you toward them with a two-handed chest grab.

Defense Pattern

1. Right Step Forward toward 12:00 into a Right Neutral Bow Stance while you deliver a Right Uppercut Punch to your opponent’s solar plexus and Left Overhead Punch to your opponent's face.

2. Right Step Sideways toward 1:30 into a Right Neutral Bow Stance while you execute a Left Inward Downward Block to the top of your opponent’s right arm.

3. Pivot into a Right Forward Bow Stance as you execute a Left Inverted Inward Upward Block to your opponent’s left wrist. Right Positional Check by your solar plexus.

4. Execute a Left Outward Extended Block to the outside of your opponent's left arm at or above the elbow.

5. Deliver a Left Two-Finger Eye Poke to your opponent's left eye.

6. Pivot into a Horse Stance (facing 10:30) as you execute a Left Hand Grab to your opponent’s left arm and Pull it diagonally down and past your left hip. Deliver a Right Straight Punch to your opponent's left ribcage.

7. Pivot into a Left Neutral Bow Stance (facing 9:00) as you execute a Right Arm Bar to your opponent’s left arm.

8. Perform a Left Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 1:30.

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):

Dominating Eagles

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Destructive Twins

Tracy Kenpo Systems:

Two-Headed Serpent

American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):

Two-Headed Serpent

*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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