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Echoed Lightning & Thunder

Echoed: Retaliate with a similar attack

Lightning: Linear kick

Thunder: Rotational kick


The Ideal attack requires your opponent be to the front in a left fighting stance. He then steps forward with a right front kick aimed toward your head. followed by a left spinning back heel kick.

Defense Pattern

1. Point of origin: Right Interview Stance with your right arm down.

2. Left Step Back into a Right Reverse Bow Stance (facing 12:00) as you deliver a Right Inside Downward Block (palm down) in and then up turning it into a Right Outward Parry against your opponent's right kicking leg, just below the back of his right calf, forcing your opponent's right leg into a counterclockwise looping arc. Left Positional Check by your solar plexus during the blocking action.

3. As your opponent follows up with a left spinning back kick, Right Step Back into a Left Front Twist Stance (facing 12:00) while delivering a Right Downward Diagonal Block to the outside of your opponent's left leg. Left Positional Check at solar plexus level.

4. Pivot clockwise as you deliver a Left Roundhouse Kick to your opponent's head or other available target.

5. Plant with a Left Gauging Step then deliver a Right Spinning Heel Kick to your opponent's groin, or other available target.

6. 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):

Echoed Lightning & Thunder

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Rotating Destruction

*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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