Rotating Surrender

Rotating: A turning maneuver


Surrender: Full nelson

Attack

The Ideal attack requires your opponent be approaching from the rear as he applies a full nelson.

Defense Pattern

1. Jump moving your right leg toward 3:00 and your left leg towards 9:00 into a Horse Stance while you deliver two Middle Knuckle Fists to your opponent’s temples or face. 


2. Execute two Dropping Elbows breaking the full nelson.


3. Execute a Pinning Check with both of your arms by thrusting both of your fists toward the ground. Shallow your base into a Half Horse Stance and deliver a Reverse Head-Butt to your opponents face.


4. Execute a Left Hand Grab to the opponents right wrist then Left Step Forward towards 12:00 into a Left Transitional Neutral Bow Stance. Pivot clockwise into a Right Forward Bow Stance (facing 6:00) and deliver a Right Outward Elbow to the right side of your opponent’s jaw.


5. Left Step Back into a Half Horse Stance.


6. Execute a Right Hand Grab to the opponents left wrist then Right Step Forward towards 12:00 into a Right Transitional Neutral Bow Stance. Pivot counterclockwise into a Left Forward Bow Stance (facing 6:00) and deliver a Left Outward Elbow to the right side of your opponent’s jaw.


7. Perform a Left Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 12:00.

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):

Rotating Surrender


Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Repeated Devastation


American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):

Driving Elbows


*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.