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Chopping Falcon

Chopping: To use knife hand strikes

Falcon: One-handed grab from the flank


The Ideal attack requires that your opponent be attacking you from your right rear flank (4:30). When grabbing your right shoulder, your opponent’s left arm is bent at the elbow.

Defense Pattern

1. Right Step Back towards 4:30 into a Right Fighting Horse Stance while utilizing a Left Pinning Check your opponent’s left hand, and striking your opponent’s throat with a Right Outward Knife Hand.

2. Deliver a Right Back Hammer Fist to your opponent’s groin.

3. Perform a Right 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):

Chopping Falcon

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Sword & Hammer

American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):

Chop to the Right

*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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