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Eastern Oak

Eastern: Moving to right front quadrant

Oak: Club


The Ideal attack requires your opponent be attacking from the front. Your opponent is in a left fighting stance. Your opponent steps forward and executes a right overhead club attack toward your head.

Defense Pattern

1. Right Step Forward towards 1:30 into a Right Forward Bow Stance while executing a Right Inward Parry to the side of your opponent’s weapon or right wrist. Left Step into a Right Cat Stance (facing 10:30) while executing a Left Outward Extended Block to your opponent’s right wrist.

2. Deliver a Left Front Snap Ball Kick to your opponent’s groin.

3. Plant towards 9:00 into a Left Front Twist Stance then deliver a Right Knife-Edge Side Kick to the inside of your opponent’s left knee.

4. Plant Forward into a Right Neutral Bow Stance (facing 10:30) and deliver a Right Outward Back Knuckle to your opponent’s left temple with a Left Positional Check at your solar plexus.

5. Perform a Right Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 4:30.

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):

Eastern Oak

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Checking the Storm

*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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