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Eagles: Two-handed body grab from the front


The Ideal attack requires that your opponent attempts or secures a two-handed chest grab from the front.

Defense Pattern

1. Left Step Back toward 6:00 into a Right Neutral Bow Stance. Execute a Right Inward Block to the outside of your opponent’s left arm while your Left Hand Checks at your solar plexus.

2. Pivot into a Right Forward Bow Stance with a Right Pressing Check across the top of both of your opponent’s arms as you deliver a Left Vertical Punch to your opponent’s sternum (tracking over your right arm).

3. Pivot back into a Right Neutral Bow Stance while converting your left punch into a Left Pressing Check to the top of both of your opponent’s arms. Simultaneously, have your right hand rapidly travel inside and over your left arm as you deliver a Right Outward Back Knuckle to your opponent’s right temple.

4. Perform a Right 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):

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Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Alternating Maces

*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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