Clashing: Meet force with force
Horn: Left hand punch
The Ideal attack requires your opponent be in front of you in a right fighting stance. He then steps forward with his left foot as he executes a left uppercut punch toward your midsection.
1. Left Step Back toward 6:00 into a Right Neutral Bow Stance and deliver a Right Dropping Forearm Block to your opponent's left forearm while delivering a Left Vertical Punch to your opponent’s sternum or face.
2. Left Pressing Check to the left side of your opponent's face as you circle your right arm clockwise and deliver a Right Inward Hammer Fist to your opponent's left ribcage or kidney.
3. Left Cross Step toward 3:00 into a Right Front Twist Stance (facing 9:00) while delivering a Left Outward Knife Hand followed immediately with a Left Hand Hook to the back of your opponent's neck. At the same time execute a Right Crane Hand Hook to your opponent's left arm to Pull him forward and around you.
4. Pivot into a Right Neutral Bow Stance (facing 9:00) and deliver a Right Inward Downward Elbow to the left side of your opponent's jaw.
5. Perform a Right Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 3:00.
Though there are similarities between techniques named here the techniques taught in the different branches of the Kenpo family also have notable differences.
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