Ed Parker American Kenpo: Obstructing the Storm

OBSTRUCTING THE STORM (FRONT – Right Step Through Overhead Club)

BASE TECHNIQUE

  1. With your left foot, step toward 10:30 and form a horse stance facing 1:30 as you deliver an upward cross-hand block (right over left) to the opponent’s right wrist.
  2. Grab your opponent’s right wrist with your right hand as you left foot steps toward 1:30 to form a left neutral bow stance. Simultaneously deliver a left thrusting vertical forearm strike to the opponent’s right elbow. Immediately roll your left arm to a horizontal position as your right hand twists his right arm and pulls inward and downward past your right hip.
  3. Immediately deliver a right snapping knee strike to the opponent’s head or chest. Plant your right foot to Point of Origin.
  4. Execute a left front crossover and double cover out toward 7:30.

EXTENSION

  1. Immediately deliver a right snapping knee strike to the opponent’s head or chest as you remove the weapon from his hand with your right hand (grabbing it at the free end). Plant your right foot to Point of Origin and deliver a right upward club strike to the opponent’s face.
  2. Step back with your left foot toward 7:30 and deliver a right downward club strike to the back of the opponent’s right elbow.
  3. Immediately slide your right foot toward 9:00 to form a right front twist stance as you deliver a right inward horizontal club strike to the front of the opponent’s right knee.
  4. With your left foot, step toward 10:30 and form a left neutral bow stance and immediately pivot clockwise to form a right neutral bow stance facing 7:30 as you deliver a right outward horizontal club strike to the back of the opponent’s right knee.
  5. Execute a forward push-drag maneuver to deliver a right underhand club strike to the opponent’s groin from behind.
  6. Execute a right front crossover toward 10:30 to form a left rear twist stance facing 4:30 as you deliver a right outward horizontal club strike to the opponent’s head.
  7. Step out with your left foot and complete your cover out toward 10:30.

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