Shielding Ram

Shielding: To use an outward block


Ram: Right hand punch

Attack

The Ideal attack requires that your opponent be to the front in a left Fighting Stance. He then steps forward with his right foot as he thrusts a right straight punch toward your head.

Defense Pattern

1. Left Step Forward toward 12:00 into a Left Neutral Bow Stance. Execute a Right Vertical Outward Block to the outside of your opponent’s right arm and delivering a Left Straight Punch to your opponent’s right lower ribcage. 


2. Pivot into a Left Closed Kneel Stance as you deliver a Right Hammer Fist to the top of your opponent’s right kidney. Execute a Left Pressing Check at your opponent’s right shoulder.


3. Circle your left hand clockwise and execute a Left Pinning Check to your opponent’s right arm, pressing the arm to his body. Circle your right hand counterclockwise and deliver a Right Looping Horizontal Heel Palm Claw to your opponent’s face and eyes.


4. Continue to circle your right hand counterclockwise and contour down and along the back of your opponent’s body and right leg. Deliver a Right Knife Hand to the back of your opponent’s right knee. Execute a Left Pressing Check on your opponent’s right back.


5. Deliver a Right Knife-Edge Side Kick to the back of your opponent’s left knee.


6. Plant Forward to 1:30 int o a Left Neutral Bow Stance. Circle your right hand counterclockwise and deliver a Right Looping Horizontal Heel Palm Claw to your opponent’s face and eyes. Execute a Left Hand Grab and Pull to your opponent’s right shoulder.


7. Right Gauging Step towards 6:00 then preform a Left 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):

Shielding Ram


Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Shield and Mace


Tracy Kenpo Systems:

Attacking the Wall


American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):

Attacking the Wall


*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.