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Adult 3rd Degree Brown Belt Curriculum


I pledge that as my skill as a teacher progresses I will never condemn, ridicule, embarrass, or shame any student or fellow instructor in the presence of a class or group. All grievances or disputes shall be conducted in private away from group observation.


Dominating Circles (Front Right Right-Hand Shoulder Grab)
Twist of Fate (Front Two-Hand Push)
Flashing Mace (Front Right Step-Through Punch)
Detour from Doom (Front Right Roundhouse Kick)
Gift of Destiny (Front Handshake)
Blinding Sacrifice (Front Two-Hand High Grab or Choke)
Returning Storm (Front Right Inward Roundhouse/Backhand Club)
Glancing Spear (Front Left Direct Wrist Grab)
Encounter with Danger (Front Two-Hand High Push)
Gathering Clouds (Front Right Step-Through Straight Punch)
Circle of Doom (Front Right Straight Kick)
Squatting Sacrifice (Rear Bear Hug; Arms Free)
Fallen Cross (Rear Two-Hand Choke; Arms Bent)
Brushing the Storm (Right Flank Right Step-Through Overhead Club)
Desperate Falcons (Front Two-Hand Wrist Grab)
Circling the Horizon (Front Right Step-Through Straight Punch)
Gripping Talon (Front Right Direct Wrist Grab)
Broken Ram (Front Tackle)
Circling Destruction (Front Left Step-Through Straight Punch)
Obscure Claws (Right Flank Left Hand Shoulder Grab)


There are only a set number of basic moves – all else are variations of the same.
What is the truth for one may not be the truth for another. The real truth for both lies in the moment of actual combat.
When you exaggerate a move you can build an offense into a defense. When you condense a move the reverse holds true.
You must earn what you learn.
Environment involves what is around you, on you, and in you at the time of confrontation.
While practice locks in our knowledge of basics, instinct is what makes it free.
Mastery of the Art comes when the tiger is seen, but the dragon prevails.
A leg that kicks can be hurt just as easily as it can hurt.
The Kenpo system is based on the outer limits of simplicity and the starting point of complexity.
Principles are the roots of a technique. Unless you have a thorough understanding of them your boundaries of limitations will always be restricted.

Forms and Sets:

Stripe – Kicking Set 2; Basic Staff Set
Belt – Long Form 3


BlocksCross (Down)
One-Leg Positional
ParriesDouble Circuluar (In to In)
Double Circuluar (In to Out)
Vertical Upward Heel Palm
Vertical Downward Heel Palm
PunchesInward Blocking Punch
Ricocheting Punch
StrikesOutward Overhead Elbow
Flapping Elbow
Inward Downward Elbow
Finger TechniquesBack Whip (Over the Rotating Twist Shoulder)
Back Whip (Below the Waist)
Inward Horizontal Finger Slice (Palm Up and Palm Down)
Outward Horizontal Finger Slice (Palm Up and Palm Down)
KicksFront Cross Stomp
Rear Cross Stomp
Spinning Crescent
Side Chicken (F-R)
Side Chicken (R-F)
Ground Defenses
Foot ManeuversLeap
Body Maneuvers

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