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Echoed Claw

Echoed: Retaliate with a similar attack

Claw: One-handed grab to the wrist


The Ideal attack requires that your opponent starts in front of you. His right hand reaches out and cross grabs your right wrist.

Defense Pattern

1. Counter Grab your opponent’s right wrist as you execute Left Step Forward toward 1:30 (in front of your opponent) into a Left Neutral Bow Stance. Execute a Left Arm Bar to your opponent's right elbow.

2. Deliver a Left Outward Elbow to your opponent's right jaw or temple.

3. Deliver a Left Outward Palm Claw to your opponent's face and pull up and through your opponent's face.

4. Continue moving your left arm in a counterclockwise motion and deliver a Left Downward Elbow to your opponent's upper spine.

5. Deliver a Left Downward Heel Palm to the back of your opponent's neck and a Right Knee to your opponent's face.

7. Plant Back into a Left Neutral Bow Stance and perform a Left Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 6:00.

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):

Echoed Claw

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Crossing Talon

Tracy Kenpo Systems:

Crossing Talon

American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):

Crossing Talon

*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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