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Rotating Death

Rotating: A turning maneuver

Death: Two-handed choke


The Ideal attack requires that your opponent approaches you from behind (6:00) and applies a two-handed choke hold.

Defense Pattern

1. Left Cross Behind toward 4:30 into a Left Rear Twist Stance while you deliver a Left Back Knife Hand to your opponent’s groin.

2. Pivot counterclockwise into a Left Closed Kneel Stance (facing 6:00) while you deliver a Right Ridge Hand to your opponent’s groin. Left Positional Forearm Check above your right arm.

3. Right Gauging Step toward 4:30 then Left Step Forward towards 4:30  and pivot clockwise into a Right Neutral Bow Stance (facing 10:30) as you execute a Right Pressing Check to your opponent's back.

4. 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):

Rotating Death

American Kenpo Karate Association (AKKA Karate USA):

The Dancer

*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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