Ed Parker American Kenpo: Twisted Twig

TWISTED TWIG (FRONT – Outward Wrist Lock)

BASE TECHNIQUE

  1. With your right foot, step toward 11:00 and form a right neutral bow stance to buckle the inside of the opponent’s right knee. Your left hand checks on top of his right wrist to prevent him from applying leverage. Simultaneously deliver a right upward elbow strike to his solar plexus and/or jaw.
  2. Pivot counterclockwise and form a right fighting horse stance as you deliver a right rear elbow strike to the opponent’s solar plexus.
  3. Continue to pivot counterclockwise and form a right reverse bow stance as you deliver a right rear hammerfist strike to the opponent’s groin. Your left hand is checking over your right shoulder.
  4. Execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 7:30.

EXTENSION

  1. Execute a left rear crossover and form a right reverse bow stance to buckle the inside of his left knee. Simultaneously deliver a right rear hammerfist strike to his groin as your left hand hooks the left side of his neck in the shape of the crane and deliver a right vertical back knuckle strike to his face.
  2. Grab the right side of the opponent’s neck with your right hand in the shape of the crane. Pull his head down with both hands as you deliver a right upward knee kick to his head.
  3. Plant your right foot (gauging leg) directly down so that it is in line with your left foot. Immediately step back with your left foot toward 12:00 as both arms pull the opponent’s head downward to flip him on his back.
  4. Leap counterclockwise and drop into a left close kneel stance to deliver a right downward knee kick across the opponent’s throat and right clavicle. Simultaneously deliver a right inward downward raking back knuckle strike across the bridge of his nose.
  5. Leap clockwise in the air and drop into a right close kneel stance to deliver a left downward knee kick across the opponent’s throat and left clavicle. Simultaneously deliver a left downward two-knuckle punch to the opponent’s face.
  6. Leap counterclockwise landing on your left foot as you deliver a right inward downward looping roundhouse kick to the opponent’s sternum.
  7. Execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 1:30.

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