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Long Island Kenpo Karate 1st Degree Black Belt techinques

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TWIRLING HAMMERS (front step through left punch)

  • 1. While standing in a left neutral bow stance and with opponent punching from 12 o’clock, shift your left foot over slightly to the right (toward 3 o’clock) into a left front rotating twist stance, as you execute a left extended outward block, striking at or above his left elbow.
  • 2. Immediately step out to 1 o’clock with your right foot into a right neutral bow stance as you execute a right looping overhead punch (hooking back and toward you) to the right mastoid of your opponent, (your left outward extended block is still checking at this point).
  • 3. Continue the action of the looping punch on down to become a check to his left arm as you simultaneously execute a left inward horizontal elbow strike to the left rib cage of your opponent.
  • 4. Without any loss of motion switch your left elbow back to a check (hooking over his arm with your wrist and your palm up) to his left arm. Now loop your right hammer fist inward diagonally and down to strike his left kidney.
  • 5. At this point opponent is dazed and is standing with his dead right hand down . . . and as you step back with your right foot to a left forward bow stance, you circle your right hand under and around to countergrab his right wrist, and all simultaneously, execute a right front reverse crossover sweep to his right ankle as you pull and yank his right arm, and with his body in motion, release your right grab and deliver a right vertical punch to his face, with your left palm striking the back of his head to cause a sandwiching effect.
  • 6. Immediately snake your left hand around (toward you) and into the front of his face, and maintaining your right hand as a check, step out with your right foot to 5 o’clock and as you unpivot into a left reverse step through to a right neutral bow execute a left outward claw followed by a right two-finger poke to his left eye as your left hand drops to become a check in the neutral zone.
  • 7. Right front crossover and double cover out to 6 o’clock.

DESTRUCTIVE KNEEL (front step through right punch)

  • 1. While standing naturally with hands at your sides as opponent punches, step forward left to 11:00 o’clock into a left neutral bow stance as your right outward parry converts into a grab to his right wrist, and as you pivot clockwise into a right close kneel stance, with your left knee, striking to the back of his right knee (to cause a buckle) execute a left inward heel of palm strike to the right elbow of the opponent to cause a break. Allow this strike to pass through and under his arm.
  • 2. With opponent now on his right knee, pivot back counterclockwise and as you drop into a left close kneel (your right knee drops to cause a break to his tibia or ankle) execute a left backknuckle (under his arm and through his ribs in an outward fashion) with a right inward heel of palm claw ripping through his face.
  • 3. Pivot back into a right close kneel and execute a right outward backknuckle with a left vertical punch to his ribs or spine (at this point your right hand is below your left to act as a check against his right arm or possible kick).
  • 4. Now snake your left crane hand around the right side of his neck and pull him into a left knee strike to his spine (your right hand is checking his right arm or shoulder at this point).
  • 5. With your left knee still in the air and as you plant your left foot back to 9:00 o’clock into a right neutral bow stance loop your right hand down, around and in to come down diagonally across his jaw with a hammerfist (your left hand has now switched to become a check).
  • 6. As opponent falls (toward 11:00 or 12:00 o’clock) execute a right roundhouse kick to his head or any available opening.
  • 7. With your right leg still in the air, right front crossover and double coverout to 9:00 o’clock.

FATAL CROSS (two-hand attempted low grab or push)

  • 1. While standing naturally and with opponent attempting to grab or push, execute double crane clears (like “Hooking Wings”) and then step forward right to a right neutral bow stance as you strike the opponent’s floating ribs with double middle-knuckle fists.
  • 2. This causes him to bend down into double backknuckle strikes to the temple followed by double eye pokes to his eyes (In this case your right and is on the top to prepare for moves that are to follow).
  • 3. With your hands still crossed drop them down to check his shoulders, step through with a left knee kick to his groin, followed by a right step through knee kick to his solar-plexus, plant down right.
  • 4. Grab the opponent’s left shoulder with your left hand and turn him around clockwise as your right hand grabs and assists in the process by holding his chin, step back right (after he has stopped turning) and pull your opponent back into a right knee to the spine, plant down and then left knee up to his kidney.
  • 5. With your left still in the air deliver a left side thrust kick to the back of the right knee of the opponent .
  • 6. Left front crossover and double cover out to 6:00 o’clock.

ESCAPE FROM THE STORM (right flank, overhead right club)

  • l. Standing naturally with hands down and as opponent comes from 3:00 o’clock with a right overhead club attack, step off right toward 2:00 with your right foot into a right neutral bow stance, as you execute a left inward parry simultaneously with a right thrusting heel of palm thrust to his jaw.
  • 2. Maintain your left parry hand as a check against his right upper arm, as you step through forward with your left foot into a left close kneel stance toward 2:00 o’clock, to check his right knee with your right knee, as you simultaneously execute a right vertical thrusting elbow to his right floating ribs (actually your right arm just collapses down from the previous palm heel).
  • 3. Circle your right hand out and down and execute a heel of palm claw into his groin.
  • 4. Adjust your left loot slightly (gauging leg) toward 2:00 o’clock and as you slide your right hand down his leg to grab his ankle, drop your left checking hand down to the back of his right knee, and in the same motion swing your right fool back clockwise to 2:00 o’clock into a left forward bow stance, as you yank and pull his right leg out straight and back beside your right hip.
  • 5. Execute a right front crossover toward 8:00 o’clock into a right front low twist stance as you drop the knee of opponent down and across your right knee to break it.
  • 6. Execute a left inward palm slap to the inside of his right thigh to clear his leg off your knee and immediately come up with a right toward inverted crane strike to his groin, immediately start to pivot counter clockwise (facing toward 2:00 o’clock) while still looping your right hand up and over, execute a right snapping upward heel hook strike, and as you plant back down (point of origin) continue looping your right hand into a back shape of the crane strike to his groin.
  • 7. Now switch your right hand to a check to his hips (in the center and below his waist), as you left front crossover toward him, push him forward onto his hands and knees, and as you settle into a left front twist stance deliver a left forward underhand shape of the crane strike to his groin.
  • 8. Unpivot clockwise as you come up from your twist stance and you execute a left lifting heel kick in between his legs to strike any available target (either groin, solar-plexus, or chin depending on the position that the opponent is in at the time).
  • 9. With your left foot in the air, left front crossover and cover out twice toward 2:00 o’clock.

REVERSING CIRCLES (left roundhouse kick followed by left punch)

  • 1. While standing in a right neutral bow stance and with opponent attempting to kick you in the right kidney with his left roundhouse kick execute a right universal block over your right knee (right hand downward and left hand inward) to block his kick.
  • 2. As opponent plants down and attempts to punch with his left to your face, change your stance to a right forward bow stance as you simultaneously execute a right upward block (to the inside of his punching arm), and a left outward handsword thrust lo his left floating ribs.
  • 3. Now as you switch back into a neutral bow stance switch your hands by executing a left upward block and a right outward handsword thrust to his right floating ribs (your left upward block at this point has switched to a grab to his left wrist).
  • 4. While still maintaining your grab execute a right front crossover toward 8:00 o’clock as you pull opponent’s arm with you, and as you settle in the twist stance (right front twist) break his arm with a right downward forearm strike to his elbow (strike is like the break in “Crossing Talon”).
  • 5. While still holding your opponent’s right wrist, execute a right side kick to his thigh with a simultaneous right backknuckle to his left temple.
  • 6. Plant back into the twist stance (point of origin) and reach over his left wrist with your right hand, and grab his hand (fingers in his palm), and switch your left grab around counterclockwise and under (fingers in his palm), then step out left to 8:00 o’clock, and then swing your right foot back to 8:00 o’clock into a left neutral bow stance as you twist your opponent’s left wrist clockwise so that you force him over onto his back (his head should be pointing toward 5:00 or 6:00 o’clock) and immediately execute a left downward looping roundhouse kick to his solar-plexus.
  • 7. As you execute a left front crossover do a left hand clear to his arm, and double cover out to 7:00 o’clock.

UNWINDING PENDULUM (right front kick followed by right punch)

  • 1. While standing in a right neutral bow stance and with opponent attempting to kick you with his right front kick, drop back with your right foot into a twist stance (left front) as you execute a right downward block to the outside of his kicking leg (at this point your left hand is cocked up beside your left ear, like in “Thundering Hammers”).
  • 2. As opponent delivers a right punch, unpivot from your twist and execute a left inward block to the outside of his left elbow (the action from both of these previous moves will have turned him around so that his back is toward you).
  • 3. Immediately execute a right front crossover sweep to the back of his left knee, and as you plant down, your right underhand claw comes up between his legs (from behind) to claw his groin. Your left hand is horizontal and palm out to check his arms at the elbows.
  • 4. Now unpivot counter clockwise and go right into a right rear scoop kick to his groin and with scoop still in the air plant back in between his legs landing in a right reverse bow stance buckling his right leg, as you execute a right outward heel of palm strike to his kidneys.
  • 5. Now execute an in-place stance change (right foot up and then left foot back) into a left reverse bow stance to buckle his left knee, as you execute a left outward and back elbow strike to his face simultaneously with your right heel of palm to his ribs (fingers out).
  • 6. Now execute a left front crossover to 7:00 o’clock as you execute an inverted outward horizontal “Cobra Strike” (as you return your hand from the strike anchor your elbow).
  • 7. Double cover out to 6:00 o’clock.

CIRCLING THE STORM (right front club poke)

  • 1. Starting in a natural stance, step off to 11:00 o’clock, into a left neutral bow stance as you execute a left inward block to the outside of his left arm.
  • 2. Switch your block to a check as you step through to 11:00 o’clock with your right foot, execute a right raking elbow strike to the right ribcage of your opponent, plant your right foot toward 11:00 and then pivot 180 degrees counter clockwise into a left neutral bow stance, facing 6:00 o’clock, as your left outward elbow strikes solar plexus of your opponent (your right hand is checking his right upper arm at this point.
  • 3. Now execute a right inward heel of palm claw to the right side of the opponent’s face as you hop back to 11:00 o’clock landing in a left one-legged stance, immediately execute a right knife edge thrust to the back of his left knee, plant down immediately, and continue the right claw to his face on down to a right (palm down and out) outward claw to his groin from the back side. Your left hand is in a checking position across his back, palm out and fingers pointing to the right.
  • 4. Now circle your right hand out to the right and over and in to repeat the same claw to the face that you did earlier, and drop your right hand to his back to become a possible check for his arms, and immediately without hesitation execute a left front crossover sweep to the back of his right knee and as you plant, do a left claw to his groin from behind and in between his legs.
  • 5. Now grab around his right side of face with your left claw as your right hand checks his shoulder, drop your left foot back to 10:30 as you turn him around slightly counter clockwise and come up with a right knee to the back of his neck.
  • 6. As you plant your right foot back (place of origin) rip his face with your left claw and execute a right rising lift punch to his back of neck.
  • 7. Replace your left claw to his right side of face and pull him back into a right overhead looping downward roundhouse punch to his left temple, and immediately with the same energy flow into a right side kick to any available opening.
  • 8. Right front crossover and double coverout to 10:30 o’clock.

CIRCLING WINDMILLS (two-hand push followed by right punch with your back near a wall)

  • 1. Standing naturally with your hands up like “Hey, take it easy”, and as opponent steps in right with his right punch, as you step forward left into a left neutral bow stance, execute a right extended outward overhead block to his punch as you simultaneously execute a left heel of palm strike to his sternum.
  • 2. Now while still in a left neutral bow stance windmill your left hand counter clockwise up into a claw to his face as you simultaneously execute a right clockwise inward hammerfist strike to his left floating ribs.
  • 3. While still in a left neutral bow stance facing 12:00 o’clock windmill your right hand clockwise up to become an overhead parry as you simultaneously execute a left counter clockwise inward hammerfist strike to his right floating ribs.
  • 4. Now check his right arm with your left hand as you step through right into a right neutral bow stance (against his right knee to act as a check) as you execute a right inward knuckle rake through the nose and down to his right arm.
  • 5. While still in a right neutral bow stance, execute a right outward horizontal finger slice, then double back in and out just like in the form “Long Form #4.
  • 6. Turn clockwise in place to a right front rotating twist stance as you execute a left inward knuckle rake to the bridge of his nose or cheek bone.
  • 7. Now unpivot back into a right neutral bow stance, as you execute a left outward horizontal slice with your fingers from inside out.
  • 8. Now execute a right front crossover sweep to his right ankle as you execute a left inward horizontal slice across his eyes then follow this immediately by an outward slice while still in place.
  • 9. Grab the left hand of the opponent at the wrist and step back left to 7:00 o’clock to a right neutral bow stance as you execute a right heel palm thrusting strike to his left jaw and using the striking point to fulcrum, rotate your right hand counter clockwise as your fingers windshield-wiper across his eyes (at this point you are starting to pivot counter clockwise into a right reverse bow stance).
  • 10. While still maintaining your left grab onto his right wrist pull down as you circle your right crane hand around and in back of his right side of head to hook his neck, and while keeping your elbow anchored pull his head down into a right upward vertical heel hook to his face and plant your right kicking foot down to the point of origin (for stability). Now execute a right front crossover as you execute a right underhand backknuckle strike to his face.
  • 11. Unpivot counter clockwise as you execute a left spinning back kick to any available opening.
  • 12. Left front crossover and double cover to 6:00 o’clock.

DEFENSIVE CROSS (right front kick)

  • 1. Starting with both hands up, execute a crossed wrist block (right hand over left, with hands open and dropping them straight down) while stepping back right to a left forward bow stance. When your hands are almost down to your waist your left hand goes into a crane to hook out under his right ankle as your right hand checks his leg on top. Pull his leg back and to the left past your left hip so that he’s losing ground and his balance.
  • 2. Now execute a right outward hanging backknuckle strike to his face or cheek bone followed by a left inward heel of palm strike to his right mastoid which immediately switches to a claw or grab to the hair or the back of his neck (at this point your right hand is back behind you ready for the next move).
  • 3. Execute a right front snap ball kick to the groin (maintain your grab to his head with your left hand). As you plant back to the point of origin, execute a right stiff arm rising backknuckle strike to the face of the opponent, to sandwich his head between your left grab and your right strike.
  • 4. Draw your left foot back to a cat stance and deliver a left front snap ball kick to his groin or lower midsection, and plant your left foot back down into the same cat stance.
  • 5. Shift your weight onto your left foot and execute a right reverse crescent kick, from inside out, to the right side of his head, let the kick follow through and bounce it back into a right roundhouse kick to the left side of his face (on this kick be sure you lay out straight with your right hip over).
  • 6. Right front crossover and double coverout to 7:00 o’clock.

CAPTURING THE ROD (right front pistol against your chest)

  • 1. Standing naturally with hands down step forward right to 12:00 o’clock to a right neutral bow stance, as you execute a left outward parry close to your body to catch and deflect the barrel of the gun (be sure that your body pivots counter clockwise to face square to 9:00 o’clock) as your right hand simultaneously reaches over (and palm down) to grab the gun at the chamber or the hammer.
  • 2. Now that your right hand has control of the gun, execute a left two-finger poke to his eyes, immediately snap the poke back so that the left hand is down under the gun.
  • 3. Now use your left hand to assist your right and as you step back to 6:00 o’clock with your right leg to a left neutral bow stance, twist his wrist and the gun clockwise and back so that the barrel points toward him.
  • 4. Now simultaneously as you switch your left neutral bow stance to a toward bow stance, yank the gun from his grip with your right hand so that the trigger finger of his right hand is forced back and broken in the process and as you pull the gun back past your right hip simultaneously execute a right front snap ball kick to the groin of your opponent. As you plant down from the kick (forward and toward 12:00 o’clock) come up with the butt of the gun in an arc diagonally upward and to the right to strike the jaw of the opponent (your left hand is checking at this point to his right arm).
  • 5. Now execute a downward diagonal inward strike to his left cheek bone, followed by a right looping outward and downward strike to the other side of his head to his jaw and follow through and down with the gun sort of back toward your right hip (all this is like a figure ‘8’ pattern) as you step back to a right neutral bow.
  • 6. Now as you execute a left front crossover grab the barrel of the gun with your left hand, and switch your right hand so that you have the proper pistol grip. And as you execute a right reverse step through, drop your left hand down below the gun into a guard position (do not your left hand exceed the end of the barrel).
  • 7. You are now clear and aiming the gun at the opponent.

BOWING TO BUDDHA (right front roundhouse kick)

  • 1. While you are kneeling with both feet and toes back, and as opponent approaches you from the front, raise up onto your right foot, and shift your left foot onto the ball of your foot, while simultaneously executing a right inward block with a left extended outward chopping block to the right leg of your opponent.
  • 2. Now shove your right blocking hand over to the left to force his kicking leg to land down to his right, and immediately execute a forward step drag (step with your right foot and drag with your left knee). Execute a right upward vertical elbow strike to his groin, followed immediately by a left lifting underhand (palm up) heel of palm strike to his groin.
  • 3. Now as you keep your left hand under his testicles drop your right hand down into a right backknuckle strike to sandwich them.
  • 4. Immediately raise up your left hand as a check to his midsection as you simultaneously drag up your left foot to your right foot and grab the back of his left ankle with your right hand.
  • 5. Now step back with your right foot (in place switch) as you pull his right foot out from under him while converting your left check into a left inward elbow strike to the solar plexus, to cause him to land on his back (this is like the left handed version of “Dance of Death”).
  • 6. With opponent now on his back, slide your right hand over top of his toes and your left hand over top of his foot to grab his heel. Now step back with your left foot to 6:00 o’clock and pivot your upper body counter clockwise to flip opponent over onto his stomach while breaking his left ankle in the process.
  • 7. At this point you should be in a right reverse bow stance facing 12:00 o’clock. Now drag your left foot to your right foot (gauging leg) and drive your right foot back toward 11:00 o’clock into a right reverse bow stance with your right bent leg snapping straight and back against the underside of his left knee to force it to lock and overextend into a break (your hands assist you by forcing his foot down at the same time).
  • 8. Now execute a right outward crane hand clear to clear his left leg out and to your right, as your left hand goes back and down along beside your left thigh to act as a position check for the next move.
  • 9. Immediately in place stance switch (right to front and left foot back) as you then execute a left back thrust kick to the opponent’s groin (stomp kick may be used).
  • 10. With your left kicking leg still in the air, left front crossover and double cover out toward 6:00 o’clock.

PRANCE OF THE TIGER (right flank step-thru right uppercut punch)

  • 1. Standing naturally with feet together, drop back slightly with your right foot, into a left 45 degree cat stance as you circle your left hand over and down to do a left hand heel of palm downward parry against his right hand, then take over with your right hand with a right inside downward block (palm up).
  • 2. As your right hand follows through and cocks across your midsection (your left hand is covering with your palm facing toward 3:00 o’clock) your left foot sweeps across to strike (thrusting sweep kick) to opponent’s right shin.
  • 3. Immediately execute a right side chicken kick to the inside portion of his left knee as you simultaneously execute a right outward backknuckle strike to his right temple.
  • 4. From your right knife-edge kick (with foot still in the air) have your right foot sweep across and hook the inside of his right leg to sweep him out and spread his legs; as you simultaneously execute a right outward two-finger eyehook to his eyes (keep your l.eft hand checking his arm).
  • 5. Unpivot counter clockwise and execute a left rear spinning stiff leg sweep to 1:00 o’clock to the inside of his right knee; as your left hand checks his arms.
  • 6. Continue to pivot counter clockwise and execute a right knee kick to his solar-plexus simultaneously with a right overhead and downward hammerfist strike to the back of his neck.
  • 7. Now switch your hands so that your right becomes a check to his right shoulder, as you execute a left knee (toward 4:00 o’clock) up to his chin simultaneously with a left hammerfist strike down to the back of his head.
  • 8. Immediately execute a left front cross over toward 7:00 o’clock as your left heel palm jab to his head toward 5:00 o’clock forces him down.
  • 9. Double cover out toward 7:00 o’clock.

BROKEN ROD (rear right hard pistol)

  • 1. Standing naturally with opponent pressing gun in your back, pivot clockwise in place (using the heel of your right toot and the ball of your left foot) facing toward 5:00 o’clock, into a right front rotating twist stance, as you simultaneously execute a right outward palm up hooking parry (like carrying a tray).
  • 2. Step out left into a left neutral bow stance to 5:00 o’clock (to check the outside of opponent’s right knee) as you grab the hand of t.he opponent at the gun with your right hand (palm down) and execute a left uppercut break to the right elbow of the opponent.
  • 3. Now shift your left hand over and around to his shoulder, sort of pinning his shoulder as you step forward, swinging your right leg around and to the inside of opponent’s right knee to buckle; as you rank the gun out of his hand with your right arm.
  • 4. Immediately execute a right vertical upward strike to the chin of the opponent with the butt of the gun; and in the same motion follow through and loop over clockwise and come back down and inward to hit the throat or sternum of the opponent.
  • 5. Now hop off left to 4:00 o’clock into a left crane stance as you loop the gun over outward and down (left hand checks) to strike the back of opponent’s right elbow (this motion is like the second half of “Glancing Lance”).
  • 6. With your right foot still in the air and cocked, execute a right knife edge thrust kick to the back of opponent’s left leg (at the knee) and as you plant your right foot down, the right hand (with the gun), which is down by our right hip, comes up to rake through the right rib cage of our opponent, diagonally and up.
  • 7. Immediately pivot clockwise in place to a right front rotating twist stance as we strike diagonally down (from left to right) to the back of our opponent’s neck with the butt of the gun following through so that you continue the action into a left heel of palm strike to the back of his head (to act as a check) then drop the left hand to pin his right shoulder.
  • 8. As you unpivot counter clockwise execute an upward diagonal strike (left to right) to the face of the opponent. Follow through with the right foot to 3:00 o’clock.
  • 9. As you left front Crossover to 3:00 o’clock grab the barrel of the gun, and as you step out right to 3:00 o’clock take the handle of the gun in your right hand (in the proper firing position) and slide your left hand down and under the barrel as a check, taking care as to not allow your hand to move in front of the barrel.

DEFYING THE ROD (right front pistol)

  • 1. Standing naturally and with hands at your sides pivot counter clockwise as you slide your left foot to 2:00 o’clock into a left front rotating twist stance, as your left hand executes a left outward parry (hooking with your palm up like carrying a tray). Be sure to have your center line move off to the right of the line of fire.
  • 2. Immediately switch your left hand to a grab to his hand (at the gun) and simultaneously execute a right front snap ball kick to his groin with a right two-finger poke to his eyes.
  • 3. Plant down right, toward 11:00 o’clock (to buckle the inside of the opponent’s right knee) as your right hand grabs his hand (to assist the left hand which is holding the gun) and yanks down and slightly to your left, to pull him into a right slapping upward elbow strike to his chin.
  • 4. Remove the gun from his right hand with your right hand while maintaining the grab with your left, and immediately step back right to 6:00 o’clock and as you step, execute a right downward outward diagonal strike with the butt of the gun to the right side of his head (your left hand checks his right arm out to the left).
  • 5. Now continue the flow of the gun back over forward and down, and as you come up with a right knee kick to his sternum come down simultaneously with the butt of the gun to the back of his head. 6. With your right knee still at his sternum switch it to a right snapping instep kick to the groin then with the leg still in the air, execute a right knife edge kick to the inside of his left knee.
  • 7. With your right knife edge kick still in the air, go into a right front crossover as your right hand strikes across to the left horizontally to hit the inside of your opponent’s right elbow, forcing his arm clear of your path.
  • 8. At the very moment you plant into your crossover execute a right downward outward backward strike with the butt of the gun to the head of the opponent.
  • 9. Unpivot from the twist counterclockwise and as you execute a left spinning back kick to any available opening, take the gun by the barrel with your left hand and cross out left toward 6:00 o’clock as you switch the gun to your right hand and step out to 6:00 o’clock with your right foot, while having the barrel of the gun aiming at the opponent in the proper manner, having slipped your left hand beside and below in the checking position (taking care so as not to have your hand go in front of the barrel).

TWISTED ROD (right front pistol)

  • 1. Standing naturally with hands down, step slightly forward with your left foot, as your right hand executes an outward parry to the barrel of the gun and your left hand grabs his right hand.
  • 2. Step forward and outside of his right leg with your right (to 11:00 o’clock) as your right forearm pins against the back of his right hand to force it back.
  • 3. Pivot in place counter clockwise into a left forward bow stance facing 6:00 o’clock, as your left hand and right forearm twist the opponent’s right wrist and arm counter clockwise to break it as he is thrown over your right leg to land on his back (with his head toward 4:30 and his feet toward 1 0:30).
  • 4. Immediately execute a right shoveling kick (first the ball of your foot then the heel in the same motion) to his right rib cage following through and then up.
  • 5. Come down with a right point of heel stomp to the head of the humorous at the left shoulder. Plant your right foot just to the right of his left arm and pivot counter clockwise into a left close kneel stance.
  • 6. Drop down with your right knee to his throat as you execute a right two-finger poke to his eyes (your left hand is still holding onto his right gun and hand, and you are facing 2:30).
  • 7. Now take the gun with your right hand and strike down and back (toward your right leg) through his right side of jaw with the butt of the gun, then strike again forward and through his face with the butt of the gun, following through to hit and hurt his right arm.
  • 8. Stand up and execute a right knife-edge kick to his right arm stepping through to 4:00 o’clock and as you left front crossover to 3:00 o’clock take the gun by the barrel with your left hand and switch it to your right hand (in the proper manner) so that as you step out right to 3:00 o’clock you are aiming the gun at the opponent with the left hand below in a checking position (taking care so as not to have your hand go in front of the barrel).

Staff Set

Salutation:

  1. Raise the staff to shoulder height, kneel and place the staff on the ground.
  2. Return to an attention stance.
  3. Do the full Kenpo salutation, catching the staff with your left big toe on the second beat, and raising it up on the right instep on the fourth beat. Kick flip it up so it lands on top of your forearms as you go through the salutation.
  4. Return to an attention stance, with the staff held at waist level.

Technique 1: (Front: either a grab of your staff or a staff attack)

  1. From your attention stance, block horizontally high.
  2. Block horizontally low.
  3. Block vertically to the left (right hand high).
  4. Block vertically to the right (left hand high).

Technique 2: (Front: Punch, or as an extension of Technique #1)

  1. Step back with your right foot into a left neutral bow as you swing the staff over and under on the right side.
  2. As you move through back to an attention stance, twirl the staff through a vertical position (right hand high), and step back with the left foot into a right neutral bow, swing the staff over and under on the left side.

Technique 3: (Against a Poking Staff)

  1. Bring the left foot up to the right as you twirl the staff (left hand down to the left first) to block to the poking staff through to a vertical
    position (left hand high).
  2. Without hesitation, step your right foot to 9 o’clock into a right front crossover as you twirl the staff horizontally at shoulder height to strike the right side of your attacker’s neck with your right hand forward and your left hand in your right armpit.
  3. Unwind counterclockwise as you step your right foot to 4:30 into a left neutral bow, twirling into a horizontal strike to the left side of your attacker’s neck with your right hand in your left armpit.
  4. Bring the right foot up to the left as you double twirl (left hand down to the right first) to block the poking staff through to a vertical position (right hand high).
  5. Without hesitation, step your left foot to 3 o’clock into a left front crossover as you twirl the staff horizontally at shoulder height to strike the left side of your attacker’s neck with your left hand forward and your right hand in your left armpit.
  6. Unwind clockwise as you step with your left foot to 7:30 into a right neutral bow, twirling into a horizontal strike to the right side of your attacker’s neck with your left hand in your right armpit.

Technique 4: (Against a poking staff, a rear bear hug, or to clear a circle of attackers)

  1. Bring the left foot up to the right as you double twirl (right hand down to the left first) the staff through to a vertical position on your left side (left hand high), and without hesitation, step your right foot back to 4:30 into a left reverse bow as you twirl the staff into an overhead block (with the fingers back).
  2. Shift into a left forward bow as you put the staff horizontally behind your neck, and then drop into a left wide kneel as you swing the staff counter clockwise in the right hand through three revolutions (with the third circle being low) to clear away attackers. During the third swing, swing the right foot counterclockwise in a full circle to 4:30 into a left neutral bow facing 12:00. The staff is on your right, with your left hand high.
  3. Bring the right foot up to the left as you twirl (left hand down to the right first) the staff through to a vertical position on your right side (right hand high), and without pause step your left foot back to 7:30 into a right reverse bow as you twirl the staff into an overhead block (with the fingers back).
  4. Shift into a right forward bow as you put the staff horizontally behind your neck, and then drop into a right wide kneel as you swing the staff clockwise in the left hand through three revolutions (with the third being low). During the third swing, swing the left foot clockwise in a full circle to 7:30 into a right neutral bow to 12:00. The staff is on your left with your right hand high.

Technique 5: (Side Staff Swing)

  1. As you step with the left to 12 o’clock into an attention stance, twirl (right hand down to the left side first) the staff to your left side (with the right hand high).
  2. Execute a right round to your attacker’s mid-section and plant to 12 o’clock into a right neutral bow.
  3. Execute a left descending strike, followed by a right upward underhand strike.
  4. As you step your left foot to 1:30 into a left rear crossover, slide the staff behind your head and poke into your attacker’s throat and then bring the stick overhead in front of your chest.
  5. Pivot clockwise, and shift your right foot to 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow, twirl (left hand down to the right side first) the staff to your right side (with the left hand high).
  6. Execute a left round kick to your attacker’s midsection and plant to 6 o’clock into a left forward bow.
  7. Execute a right descending strike, followed by a left upward underhand strike.
  8. As you step your right foot to 5:30 into a right rear crossover, slide the staff behind your head to poke into your attacker’s throat and then bring the stick overhead in front of your chest.

Technique 6: (Front Kick)

  1. Pivot clockwise into a left forward bow facing 12 o’clock as you twirl your right hand down to your left and then to your right, ending with the staff horizontal at waist level.
  2. Swing your left hand low; as the right hand swings low, step your right foot to 12 o’clock.
  3. Pivot counterclockwise 180 degrees into a left neutral bow facing 6 o’clock as your left hand stabs or strikes to the rear on your left side.
  4. Bring your right foot up to your left foot as you twirl your right hand down to your left. As you twirl to the right, step your left foot to 12 o’clock into a right neutral bow facing 6 o’clock ending with the staff horizontal (at waist level).
  5. As your right hand swings low, step your left foot to 6 o’clock as your left hand swings low.
  6. Pivot clockwise into a right neutral bow facing 12 o’clock as your right hand stabs or strikes to the rear on your right side.

Technique 7: (Punch)

  1. Pivot counterclockwise, as you execute a right tornado kick (right side being the inward crescent kick) to 12 o’clock. Land and execute a second set of the right tornado kick. Land in a right front crossover. Note: Tornado kick for those not used to the term: from a right neutral bow, pivot counterclockwise as you execute a left outward motion followed by a right inward crescent kick; the outward motion being a possible kick and a feint.
  2. Twist counterclockwise in place to face 6 o’clock, as you execute a left tornado kick (left being the left inward crescent kick) to 6 o’clock. Land and execute a second set of the left tornado kick to 6 o’clock. Land in a left front crossover.

Technique 8: (Against a Kick or a Punch)

  1. Step your right foot back to 12 o’clock into a left neutral bow facing 6 o’clock as you poke to 6 o’clock.
  2. Execute a right front kick to 6 o’clock with a rear poke to 12 o’clock, on your right side.
  3. Plant back to 12 o’clock into a left neutral bow, and then strike over and under on your right side.
  4. Shift your right foot slightly to 3 o’clock as you pivot clockwise into a right neutral bow facing 12 o’clock with a high right block. Poke to 12 o’clock.
  5. Execute a left front kick to 12 o’clock with a rear poke to 6 o’clock on your left side.
  6. Plant back to 6 o’clock into a right neutral bow, and strike over and under on your left side.

Technique 9: (Punch)

  1. As the left foot circles to 9 o’clock around your attacker’s leg, into a horse stance facing 12 o’clock, execute a left inward strike to take your attacker down.
  2. Execute a right horizontal strike to your attacker as he falls, and then a left horizontal strike Step your right foot to 6 o’clock¬† into a left neutral bow to 12 o’clock as you execute a right downward strike followed by a left poke.
  3. As the right foot circles to 3 o’clock around your attacker’s leg, into a horse stance facing 12:00, execute a right inward strike to take
    your attacker down.
  4. Do a left horizontal strike to your attacker as he falls, and then a right horizontal strike. Step your left foot to 6 o’clock, into a right neutral bow facing 12 o’clock, and do a left downward strike followed by a right poke.

Technique 10: (Overhead Club from the Right Side)

  1. Pivot clockwise into a right front twist stance to 3 o’clock as you execute left, right, and left overhead downward blocks on your right
    side. (On the second swing, twirl on your right. On the third strike, execute a double stomp.)
  2. Pivot counterclockwise into a left front twist stance to 9 o’clock as you execute a right, left, and right overhead downward blocks on
    your left side. (On the second swing, twirl on your right. On the third strike, execute a double stomp.)
  3. Pivot back into a horse stance facing 12 o’clock.
  4. Step up to an attention stance.

Finish:

1. Drop the weapon into your arms, do the basic Kenpo salutation, flip the weapon into the air and grab it in both hands, and then twirl the staff to your right side

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