Ed Parker American Kenpo: The Back Breaker

THE BACK BREAKER (RIGHT FLANK – Right step through punch)

BASE TECHNIQUE

  1. While standing naturally facing 12:00, step toward 1:30 with your right foot and form a right inverted neutral bow stance as you defend with a left inward parry followed by a right outward parry to the outside of the opponent’s right arm.
  2. With your left foot, step toward 1:30 as your right hand grabs the opponent’s right shoulder. Pivot clockwise and grab the back of his left shoulder with your left hand.
  3. Step back toward 1:30 with your right foot to form a left neutral bow stance facing 7:30 as both of your arms pull the opponent’s shoulders backward and toward you to disturb his balance. Immediately deliver a right knee kick to his lower spine (coccyx).
  4. Plant your right foot back toward 1:30 and form a left forward bow stance and pull the opponent onto your left knee to cause an injury to his upper spine.
  5. Grab the opponent’s chin with your right hand as your left hand moves to the right side of his head. Immediately twist his head clockwise to break his neck.
  6. Reverse the motion of your right hand and execute a right inward downward diagonal handsword strike to the bridge of the opponent’s nose.
  7. While still in place, deliver twin downward back knuckle strikes to the opponent’s shoulders.
  8. Step back with your left foot toward 1:30 and form a right close kneel stance as you execute twin heel palm claws to the opponent’s face.
  9. Pivot counterclockwise and form a right reverse close kneel stance. Utilize this momentum to deliver a right pivot kick to the right side of the opponent’s jaw hinge.
  10. Follow with a right back heel stomp to the nerve of the opponent’s right shoulder or clavicle.
  11. From your right reverse bow stance, execute a right front crossover and double cover out toward 1:30

EXTENSION

  1. After your right stomp, drag your right foot (gauging leg) near and slightly to the right of your left foot and execute a left reverse inward looping heel hook to the opponent’s face. Plant your left foot back into a left reverse heel stomp to his left collar bone.
  2. Pivot counterclockwise and form a left neutral bow stance and immediately deliver a low right front shovel kick to the opponent’s left jaw. Follow through with this action and plant into a right front rotating twist stance to deliver a left knee drop onto the opponent’s ribs.
  3. Using the opponent’s body as a springboard, bounce up into the air and pivot counterclockwise and land with your left foot where your right foot was as you deliver a right looping downward roundhouse kick to his groin.
  4. Leap upward again and pivot clockwise and land with your right foot where your left foot was as you deliver a left looping downward roundhouse kick to the opponent’s right knee cap or inner thigh.
  5. Execute a left front crossover and double cover out toward 12:00 landing on your left foot to form a left onelegged stance with your left hand covering high and your right hand.