Ed Parker American Kenpo: Five Swords

FIVE SWORDS (FRONT – Right Roundhouse Punch)

BASE TECHNIQUE

  1. With your right foot step forward and from a right neutral bow stance facing 12:00 to check the inside of the opponent’s right knee. Simultaneously defend with a right inward block to the inside of his right forearm. Your left hand checks high.
  2. Pivot clockwise and form a right forward bow stance as you deliver a right outward downward diagonal handsword strike to the right side of the opponent’s neck followed by a left thrusting heel palm strike to this chin and a left five-finger thrust to his eyes. Cock your right hand to your right hip (palm up with the fist clenched) as you settle into your stance.
  3. Pivot counterclockwise and form a right neutral bow stance facing 12:00 and deliver a right uppercut punch (palm up) to the opponent’s stomach.
  4. Slide your left foot toward 4:30 and form a right forward bow stance facing 10:30 as you deliver a left outward downward diagonal handsword strike to the left side of the opponent’s neck.
  5. Pivot counterclockwise and form a right neutral bow stance as your left hand hooks behind the opponent’s neck and pulls his head downward. As you settle into your stance, execute a right inward overhead handsword strike to the back of his neck.
  6. Execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 4:30.

EXTENSION

  1. Deliver a left inward upward diagonal heel palm strike under the opponent’s chin. Immediately convert this into a left inward five-finger circular claw across his face as your right hand cocks (palm up) to the left side of your heart.
  2. Pivot counterclockwise and form a right reverse bow stance facing 10:30 and deliver a right outward upward diagonal handsword strike to the right side of the opponent’s neck.
  3. Execute a right back stiff-leg lifting kick to the opponent’s groin.
  4. From Point of Contact, execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 4:30.

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