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Western Oak

Western: Moving to left front quadrant

Oak: Club


The Ideal attack requires your opponent be attacking from the front. Your opponent is in a left fighting stance. Your opponent steps forward and executes a right overhead club attack toward your head.

Defense Pattern

1. Left Step Forward towards 10:30 into a Left Forward Bow Stance while executing a Left Inward Parry to the outside of your opponent's weapon or right wrist and a Right Outward Extended Block to your opponent’s right wrist.

2. Deliver a Right Roundhouse Kick to your opponent's groin or body while executing a Right Pinning Check and Grab to your opponent's right arm.

3. Plant Forward towards 1:30 into a Right Forward Bow Stance and deliver a Left Straight Thrust Punch to your opponent's right kidney.

4. Deliver a Left Knee to your opponent's right thigh.

5. Plant towards 12:00 into a Horse Stance (facing 3:00) then deliver a Right Dropping Knee to the calf or the ankle of your opponents right leg.

6. Right Step Back towards 10:30 into a Left Neutral Bow Stance while executing a Left Arm Bar to the outside of your opponent’s right arm.

7. Perform a Left Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 10:30.

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):

Western Oak

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Evading the Storm

American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):


*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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