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Clashing Ram

Clashing: Meet force with force

Ram: Right hand punch


The Ideal attack requires your opponent be in front of you in a left fighting stance. He then steps forward with his right foot as he executes a right uppercut punch toward your midsection.

Defense Pattern

1. Left Step Back toward 6:00 into a Right Neutral Bow Stance and deliver a Right Dropping Forearm Block to your opponent's right forearm while using a Left Positional Check to protect your upper body.

2. Pivot into a Right Forward Bow Stance and deliver a Left Overhead Palm Claw to your opponent's face while maintaining a Right Positional Check close to your body.

3. Pivot to a Right Neutral Bow Stance, having your right fist circle clockwise, and deliver a Right Outward Back Knuckle to your opponent's temple while pulling you other hand down and into a Left Positional Check close to your body.

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):

Clashing Ram

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Raining Claw

*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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