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Entwined Honor

Entwined: Two-handed wrapping hold

Honor: Handshake


The Ideal attack requires your opponent attacks you from the front. Your opponent aggressively squeezes your right hand.

Defense Pattern

1. Right Step Forward toward 12:00 into a Right Neutral Bow Stance while making sure your right knee is to the inside of your opponent’s right knee and pressing up against it. Deliver a Left Outward Downward Crane Hand to your opponent’s right wrist as you deliver a Right Inward Flapping Elbow to your opponent's solar plexus.

2. While maintaining your Right Hand Grab, apply a Left Hand Grab to your opponent's right wrist by circling your right hand (palm in) clockwise toward your chest then circle your left hand (palm in) counterclockwise, under your opponent's right wrist.

3. Right Step Back towards 6:00 into a Left Neutral Bow Stance while using a Two Hand Pull to pull your opponent’s arm towards your right hip. As you settle into your stance, execute a Wrist Lock to the opponent’s right wrist. This is accomplished by having your right hand circle counterclockwise on the back of opponent's right hand, while maintaining contact with the palm of your right hand ending in a Right Hand Grab. After grabbing the opponent’s right hand, rotate your right hand to point towards them.

4. Deliver a Right Front Snap Ball Kick to your opponent's right rib cage or liver.

5. Plant Back then 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):

Entwined Honor

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Gift of Destiny

*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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