Leveraged: To use a fulcrum
The Ideal attack requires that your opponent charges at you from the front, with the intention of tackling you. Your opponent gets ahold of you with their left arm.
1. Point of origin: Right Interview Stance with your arms up.
2. Left Cross Behind toward 4:30 into a Right Front Twist Stance while delivering a Right Outward Downward Hooking Knife Hand to your opponent’s left arm (keeping your elbow above their arm) and a Left Thrusting Outward Knife Hand to the left side of your opponent’s neck.
3. Pivot into Right Neutral Bow Stance and deliver a Right Hammering Forearm to the back of your opponent's neck or upper back.
4. Circle right arm clockwise and execute a Right Arm Bar to the joint of your opponent's left elbow then pivot into a Right Reverse Bow Stance (facing 10:30).
5. Left Gauging Step toward 10:30 then deliver a Right Rear Lifting Heel Kick to your opponent's groin.
6. Plant Back toward 12:00 into a Left Forward Bow Stance (facing 6:00) as you deliver a Right Buckle to the inside of your opponent's left leg while moving your right hand counterclockwise and over your opponent's left arm. As you settle into your stance, deliver a Right Vertical Punch to your opponent's left jaw hinge or temple.
7. Left Gauging Step toward 3:00 then 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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