Ed Parker American Kenpo: Cross of Death

CROSS OF DEATH (FRONT- Two Hand Cross Choke)

BASE TECHNIQUE

  1. As the opponent chokes you with his left hand over his right, pin the opponent’s hands to your chest with your left hand as your right foot steps forward and forms a right neutral bow stance facing 12:00 to buckle the inside of his right knee. Simultaneously deliver a right glancing inward vertical forearm strike against the opponent’s left elbow and ending with a right vertical punch to his face.
  2. Pivot clockwise and form a right forward bow stance as you deliver a left uppercut punch to the opponent’s stomach while your right hand checks horizontally above his arms.
  3. Slide your left foot toward 4:30 and form a right neutral bow stance facing 10:30 as you execute a left outward hooking parry to the outside of the opponent’s left arm followed by a right chopping punch to his left kidney.
  4. Adjust the orbit of your right arm and deliver a right vertical back knuckle thrust to the opponent’s left temple.
  5. Execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 4:30.

EXTENSION

  1. Deliver a right roundhouse kick to the back of the opponent’s left knee. Without planting down,immediately deliver a right outward hooking heel kick to the inside of the same left knee.
  2. Plant your right foot down and drag your left foot (gauging leg) to your right foot and execute a right front snapping ball kick to the inside of the opponent’s right knee.
  3. Plant your right foot down (gauging leg) and execute a left rear crossover ball kick stomp to the opponent’s left instep as you simultaneously deliver a right downward heel palm strike to the opponent’s jaw.
  4. With your left foot, step toward 7:30 and pivot clockwise to face 1:30 in a right neutral bow stance as you deliver a right rotating five-finger claw (clockwise) through the opponent’s face.
  5. Execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 7:30.

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