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Adult Yellow Belt Curriculum

Kenpo Creed:

I come to you with only “Karate” – empty hands. I have no weapons; but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles or my honor . . . should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong, then here are my weapons: “Karate” – my empty hands.

Techniques:

Stripe –
Delayed Sword (Front Right Hand Lapel Grab)
Alternating Maces (Front Two-Hand Low Push)
Sword of Destruction (Front Left Straight or Roundhouse Punch)
Deflecting Hammer (Front Right Front Thrust Kick)
Captured Twigs (Rear Bear Hug; Arms Pinned)

Belt –
The Grasp of Death (Left Flank Right Arm Headlock)
Checking the Storm (Front Right Step-Through Overhead Club)
Mace of Aggression (Front Two-Hand Lapel Grab, Pulling In)
Attacking Mace (Front Right Step-Through Straight Punch)
Sword and Hammer (Right Flank Left Hand Shoulder Grab)

Sayings:

Stripe:
Distance is your best friend.
Whatever the attitude, so the response.
When blocking on the inside of an opponent’s arm, do so below the elbow, never above it.

Belt:
When blocking on the outside of an opponent’s arm, do so at or above the elbow, never below it.
The ankle is the wrist of the foot.
A knife-edge kick is a chop with the foot.
Deflection: then infliction of pain.

Forms and Sets:

Stripe – Blocking Set 1, Linear Short Form 1
Belt – Short Form 1

Basics:

StancesAttention
Natual
Training Horse
Neutral Bow
Forward Bow
45 Degree Cat
BlocksInward
Outward Vertical
Outward Extended
Upward
Downward
Step-Through Blocks
PunchesSnapping Horizontal
Thrusting Horizontal
Snapping Vertical
Thrusting Vertical
Uppercut
Step-Through Punches
StrikesInward Handsword
Outward Handsword
Inward Horizontal Elbow
Outward Horiztontal Elbow
Inward Overhead Elbow
Back Hammerfist
Finger TechniquesInward Overhead Claw
KicksFront Snap-Ball
Front Roundhouse
Side Snapping Knife-Edge
Back Snapping Heel
Step-Through Kicks
Ground DefensesFront Kick
Side Kick
Back Kick
Foot ManeuversStep-Through
Step Drag
Drag Step
Body ManeuversBack Fall (Kneeling)
Side Fall (Kneeling)

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