Ed Parker American Kenpo: Thrusting Salute

THRUSTING SALUTE (FRONT – Right Thrusting Ball Kick)

BASE TECHNIQUE

  1. With your right foot, step toward 4:30 to form a left neutral bow stance facing 10:30. Simultaneously deliver a left outward downward block to the inside of the opponent’s right leg. Immediately snap your left hand counterclockwise to a vertical position to act as a positional block with your left hand open. During the action, your right hand cocks near your right hip (palm up).
  2. Immediately deliver a right front snapping ball kick to the opponent’s groin.
  3. Plant your right foot toward 10:30 and form a right neutral bow stance as you deliver a right torquing
    (counterclockwise) heel palm strike to the opponent’s jaw. Your left hand acts a positional check near your right ribcage.
  4. Execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 4:30.

EXTENSION

  1. Slide your left foot forward to form a left front twist stance as you deliver a left vertical thrust punch to the opponent’s solar plexus simultaneously with a right outward horizontal heel palm strike across his midsection.
  2. Pivot clockwise to form a left neutral bow stance and deliver a left inward horizontal elbow strike to the
    opponent’s right ribcage as your right hand covers, palm out, in front of your face.
  3. Pivot counterclockwise to form a left forward bow stance as you deliver a right chopping punch to the opponent’s left pubic bone. Your left forearm checks across the opponent’s mid-section to control his Width and Height
    Zones.
  4. Immediately deliver a right inward overhead looping back knuckle punch (or strike) to the opponent’s left
    temple.
  5. Pivot clockwise and form a left neutral bow stance as you deliver a left inward overhead looping back knuckle punch (or strike) to the opponent’s left temple. Your right forearm drops down to check the opponent’s midsection.
  6. Without disrupting the continuity of your left looping back knuckle strike, have both of your arm flow into positional checks as you execute a left front crossover and double cover out toward 4:30.

Ed Parker American Kenpo: Dance of Death

DANCE OF DEATH (FRONT – Right Step Through Punch)

BASE TECHNIQUE

  1. With your left foot, step toward 10:30 and form a left neutral bow stance facing 12:00 as you defend with a left thrusting inward block. Your right arm hangs naturally along the right side of your body.
  2. Pivot counterclockwise and form a left forward bow stance facing 12:00 as you deliver a right underhand reverse handsword strike to his groin. Your left hand remains checking the opponent’s right arm.
  3. Immediately step forward (right forward step through maneuver) toward 12:00 and form a right neutral bow stance as you simultaneously deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to the opponent’s right rib cage as you pull upward on the opponent’s right leg with your left hand.
  4. Deliver a right outward downward diagonal back knuckle strike to the inside of the opponent’s left knee. Your left hand maintains its grab on his right ankle.
  5. Deliver a right inward downward handsword strike to the opponent’s groin as you drop and form a right wide kneel stance. Your left hand maintains its grab on his right ankle.
  6. Execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 7:30.

EXTENSION

  1. With your right hand, grab the outside of his right ankle and slide your left hand to the top of his toes.
  2. Pivot clockwise and form a right forward bow stance facing 12:00 as you push down on the opponent’s toes with the heel of your left hand as you simultaneously pull upward and toward you on his heel with your right hand.
  3. Follow through with your clockwise twist on his ankle and rotate the opponent onto his stomach.
  4. Release the grab to his ankle and execute a left heel stomp to the opponent’s lower spine.
  5. Shift your entire body weight onto your left leg (having your right leg close to your left leg) as you stand on the opponent’s lower spine. Plant your right foot to the back right side of the opponent’s body (toward 4:30).
  6. Lift your left leg off the opponent’s spine and balance on your right leg (right one-legged stance). Plant your left foot toward 10:30 to deliver a left stomp to pinch his right kidney before landing it to the side of his right ribcage.
  7. Drop into a left wide kneel stance as deliver a right inward overhead handsword strike to the back of his neck. Your left hand will check his right shoulder.
  8. Immediately rise upward and deliver a right heel stomp to the opponent’s upper spine
  9. Shift your entire body weight onto your right leg (right one-legged stance) as you stand on top of the opponent’s upper spine. Step through with your left foot and plant toward 10:30 so that you end to the front left of his head.
  10. Deliver a right back heel stomp to the opponent’s head.
  11. From Point of Contact, execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 10:30.