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Western Falcon

Western: Moving to left front quadrant

Falcon: One-handed grab from the flank


The Ideal attack requires your opponent be attacking you from your right flank (4:30). He is grabbing your right shoulder with his left hand and driving you forward.

Defense Pattern

1. Left Step Forward toward 10:30 into a Left Forward Bow Stance with a Left Pinning Check to your opponent's left hand.

2. Pivot into a Right Neutral Bow Stance (facing 4:30) while delivering a Right Outward Knife Hand to your opponent's throat.

3. Left Front Thrusting Ball Kick to your opponent's groin and Plant Forward into a Left Neutral Bow Stance (facing 4:30).

4. Perform a Left Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 10:30.

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):

Western Falcon

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Obscure Sword

Tracy Kenpo Systems:

Japanese Stranglehold

*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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