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Shielding Horn

Shielding: To use an outward block

Horn: Left hand punch


The Ideal attack requires that your opponent starts in front of you. Your opponent starts from a right fighting stance, and steps forward with their left foot as they deliver a left roundhouse punch.

Defense Pattern

1. Left Step Back toward 7:30 into a Right Neutral Bow Stance and execute a Right Outward Extended Block to the inside of your opponent's left forearm. Left Positional Check by your right ribcage.

2. Deliver a Right Inward Hammer Fist to the left side of your opponent’s jaw.

3. Continue the counterclockwise motion with your right hand and deliver a Right Outward Downward Elbow to your opponent's solar plexus. Left Positional Check by the right side of your face.

4. Perform a Right Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 7:30.

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):

Shielding Horn

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Shielding Hammer

American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):

Outward Defense

*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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