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Eastern Thunder

Eastern: Moving to the right front quadrant

Thunder: Rotational kick


The Ideal attack requires your opponent starts in front of you, standing in a left fighting stance. He then executes a full-power right roundhouse kick toward your torso.

Defense Pattern

1. Point of origin: Right Interview Stance with your arms up.

2. Left Cross Behind toward 1:30 into a Right Neutral Bow Stance (facing 7:30). During your transition, as your opponent is kicking, circle your left arm counterclockwise and execute a Left Hand Grab to your opponent’s right leg. Deliver a Right Heel Palm Thrust to your opponent’s face.

3. Deliver a Right Knee to your opponent's right thigh while executing a Right Pressing Check to your opponent’s chest.

4. Plant Forward with a Right Gauging Step into a Right Front Twist Stance (facing 7:30) then deliver a Left Roundhouse Shin Kick to the inside of your opponent's left leg.

5. Plant Forward then perform a Left Front Crossover and Cover Out toward 1:30.

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 Thunder

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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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