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Palms: Two-handed push


The Ideal attack requires that your opponent pushes you from the front. He attempts this by stepping through with a two-hand push to the chest.

Defense Pattern

1. Left Step Back to 6:00 into a Right Neutral Bow Stance as you execute a Right Inward Block to the outside of your opponent’s left arm. 

2. Deliver a Right Knife-Edge Side Kick to your opponent’s front knee then land in a Right Neutral Bow Stance.

3. Deliver a Left Front Thrusting Ball Kick to your opponent’s solar plexus or sternum then land in a Transitional Inverted Left Neutral Bow (facing 1:30).

4. Pivot and deliver a Right Spinning Back Heel Kick to your opponent’s groin.

5. 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):

Redirected Palms

Ed Parker American Kenpo Systems (EPAKS)*:

Aggressive Twins

*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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