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Redirected Ram

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Ram: Right hand punch


The Ideal attack requires your opponent be attacking from your left side in a left Fighting Stance. He then steps forward with his right foot as he delivers a right straight punch toward the side of your head.

Defense Pattern

1. Pivot to Left Cat Stance (facing 9:00) while executing a Right Outward Parry to the opponent's right wrist.

2. Left Step toward 9:00 into a Left Neutral Bow Stance (behind the opponent’s right leg) while executing a Left Inward Parry to your opponent's right elbow.

3. Your right hand continues its clockwise circle and delivers a Right Inward Hammer Fist to your opponent's solar plexus. Left Hand Check at your opponent’s right elbow.

4. Execute a Left Hand Grab to your opponent’s right shoulder and a Right Hand Grab to the opponent’s belt.

5. Execute a Left Front Crossover Sweep toward 1:30 ending in a Right Rear Twist Stance. Deliver a Right Inward Heel Palm Claw to your opponent’s face.

6. Pivot clockwise then execute a Left Step Back towards 12:00 and deliver a Right Spinning Sweep to your opponent's right leg ending in a Left Forward Bow Stance (facing 6:00). Deliver a Right Outward Back Knuckle to your opponent's right kidney while you execute a Left Hand Grab to your opponent's right shoulder.

7. Execute a Left Pressing Check to your opponent’s right shoulder and deliver a Right Vertical Punch to his solar plexus.

8. Delivers a Right Front Snap Ball Kick to your opponent's face.

9. Perform a Right Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 3:00.

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):

Redirected Ram

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Destructive Fans

Tracy Kenpo Systems:

Spinning Hammers

American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):

Chinese Whirlwind

*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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