Ed Parker American Kenpo: Hooking Wings



  1. With your left foot, step toward 6:00 and form a right neutral bow stance facing 12:00 as both hands hook (in the shape of cranes) to the inside of your opponent’s wrists, jerking his arm down, outside and past your hips.
  2. Slide your right foot back and form a transitional right 45-degree cat stance and immediately deliver a right front snapping ball kick to the opponent’s groin.
  3. Plant forward and form a right neutral bow stance facing 12:00 and deliver a right inward downward diagonal hammerfist strike to the opponent’s left jaw hinge. Immediately return with a right outward downward diagonal back knuckle strike to his right jaw hinge. Your left hand positionally checks at solar plexus level.
  4. Execute a forward push-drag maneuver and deliver a right upward elbow strike to the opponent’s chin as your left hand continues to check.
  5. Deliver a right downward vertical heel palm strike and claw first striking the bridge of the opponent’s nose and then claw to his face and eyes.
  6. Execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 7:30.


  1. Shift your left foot (gauging leg) toward 3:00 and deliver a right back outward horizontal heel scoop kick to the inside of the opponent’s left knee. Immediately follow with a right roundhouse ball kick to his right knee.
  2. Plant your right foot near his right foot and pivot your body slightly counterclockwise toward 5:00 and gauge with your left foot to deliver a right outward horizontal hooking heel kick to the opponent’s right kidney.
  3. Plant your right foot near Point of Origin and bounce it into a right stiff leg lifting back kick to the opponent’s groin as you simultaneously deliver a right back stiff arm rising claw to his face.
  4. Execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 5:00.

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