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Northern Honor

Northern: Moving forward

Honor: Handshake


The Ideal attack requires your opponent attacks you from the front. Your opponent is in a right fighting stance as they aggressively squeeze your right hand.

Defense Pattern

1. Left Step Forward toward 12:00 (on the outside of your opponent’s leg) into a Left One-Legged Stance with a Right Hand Pull jerking your opponent’s right hand toward, and diagonally down past, your right hip. While in motion, deliver a Left Underhand Thrusting Heel Palm to your opponent's right elbow and a Right Knee to your opponent’s stomach.

2. Plant Forward toward 12:00 into a Right Neutral Bow Stance while making sure your right knee is to the inside of your opponent’s right knee and pressing up against it. As you settle into your stance, execute a Left Pressing Check on top of your opponent’s right arm.

3. Deliver a Right Inward Horizontal Elbow to your opponent’s face.

4. Perform a Right Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 6:00.

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):

Northern Honor

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Gift of Destruction

American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):

The Gift

*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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