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Effective Self-Defense Techniques
Kenpo provides over 250 self-defense techniques.  Foundation techniques are learned in the beginning and then built upon as you increase rank. These techniques are designed to be effective in real life survival situations. 
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Our Curriculum

Each belt takes about 16 weeks to complete except for yellow and black. yellow is 10 weeks and black is a minimum of one year.
Yellow
Orange
Purple
Blue
Green
3rd Brown
2nd Brown
Red (1st Brown)
Black

Yellow Belt

TEACHING
HORSE
: POWER AND STABILITY

Self-Defense Techniques

Japanese Sword (a,b)
Chinese Sword (a,b)
Delayed Sword
Knee Of Vengeance 
Fang Of The Cobra
Twisting Talon
Returning Dragon
Breaking The Sword
Kenpo Shield Evasion

Strikes

Kicks
  1. Front Snap
  2. Rear
  3. Side
  4. Wheel
  5. Hook


Hand Forms
  1. Punch
  2. Side Fist
  3. Inverted
  4. Hook
  5. Back Fist

Combinations

Combinations
1. Back Fist – (SB) Punch
2. (SB) Punch – Hook
3. (SB) Punch - Inverted

Basics

Basic Stances
  1. Attention Stance
  2. Forward Stance
  3. Hard Bow
  4. Soft Bow Horse Stance


Basic Motions
  1. Forward Stance – Forward and Backwards
  2. Horse Stance – Forward

Kata

Short 1 (Horse)

Creed

I come to you in peace with only Karate, Empty Hands.

I have no weapons and seek no trouble or strife;

But should I be forced to defend myself, my loved ones and friends, my principle or my honor;

Should it be a matter of life or death, right or wrong; then these are my weapons –

Empty Hands.

Orange Belt

TEACHING
HORSE
: POWER AND STABILITY

Self-Defense Techniques

  1. Attacking Circle
  2. Sumo (a,b)
  3. Japanese Strangle Hold
  4. Blocking The Kick (a,b,c)
  5. Headlock (a,b,c)
  6. Crash Of The Eagle
  7. Grasping Talon (a,b)
  8. Tackle Techniques (a,b,c)
  9. Dancer
  10. Opponents At Sides (a,b,c,d)
  11. Passing The Horizon (a,b,c)
  12. Kimono Grab
  13. Lever (a,b,c)
  14. Crashing Elbow (a,b)
  15. Heelhook

Self-Defense Techniques

  1. Bridge
  2. Eagle’s Beak (a,b)
  3. Front Bear Hug (a,b,c,d,e)
  4. Scimitar
  5. Breaking The Cross
  6. Aiming The Spear
  7. Raising The Staff (a,b)
  8. Lowering The Gate
  9. Rocking Elbow
  10. Reverse Hammerlock (a,b)
  11. Anvil (a,b,c,d)
  12. Knee Lift
  13. Crane Leap (a,b,c)
  14. Driving Elbows (a,b)
  15. Crossing Guard

Kata

Long 1 (Iron Horse)

Strikes

Kicks
  1. Direct Hook
  2. Shuffle Wheel – 4
  3. Phases Spinning Wheel – 2 Phases
  4. Crossing Wheel
  5. Crossing Rear


Hand Forms
  1. Knife – 8
  2. Ridge – 5 
  3. Back Hand
  4. Palm – 3
  5. Spear – 2

Combination Drills

  1. Snap – Rear (2)
  2. Snap – Wheel
  3. Snap – Side (2)
  4. Snap – Hook
  5. Snap – Side – Rear (2)
  6. Low – High Wheel (2)
  7. Shuffle Wheel – Crossing Rear
  8. Shuffle Wheel – Spinning Wheel
  9. Shuffle Wheel – Crossing Wheel
  10. Wheel of Fire

Basic Motions - Horse Stance

  1. Step Thru Downward Block Moving Forward and Backward
  2. Step Thru Inward Block Moving Forward and Backward
  3. Step Thru Punch Moving Forward and Backward
  4. Step Thru Upward Block Moving Forward and Backward
  5. Step Thru Outward Block Moving Forward and Backward

Purple Belt

TEACHING
LION
: INTERNAL STRENGTH AND NOBILITY

Self-Defense Techniques

  1. Striking Mace
  2. Crossing Talon (a,b)
  3. Circling Elbows
  4. Locking Arm
  5. Windmill Guard
  6. Spiraling Wrist
  7. Flight of The Eagle
  8. Encircling Arms (a,b,c,d)
  9. Rising Elbow
  10. Guarding The Wall
  11. Eagle Pin
  12. Striking Fang
  13. Shackle Break (a,b)
  14. Drawbridge (a,b)
  15. Full Nelson

Self-Defense Techniques

  1. Kung Fu Cross
  2. Divided Sword
  3. Gift
  4. Opening Cowl (a,b,c)
  5. Slicing Dragon
  6. Ascending To Heaven (a,b,c)
  7. Raising The Sword
  8. Arm Hook
  9. Crossing The Sun (a,b,c)
  10. Attack From The Temple (a,b)
  11. Bowing To Buddha (a,b)
  12. Dart 
  13. Covering Talon (a,b)
  14. Wing Break
  15. U Punch (a,b)

Kata

Short 2 (Lion)
Long 2 (Great Lion)

Strikes

Kicks
  1. Inverted Side / Wheel
  2. Shuffle Side – 4
  3. Spinning Side – 2
  4. Crossing Side – 2
  5. Front Thrust - 3


Hand Forms

  1. Scorpion
  2. Cobra / Viper
  3. Eagle
  4. Panther
  5. Tiger

Combination Drills

  1. Back Fist – (SB) Side Fist
  2. (SB) Side Fist – Inverted
  3. Inverted – (SB) Back Fist
  4. (SB) Side Fist – Hook
  5. Back Fist – Short Side Fist
  6. Jab – Hook
  7. Back Fist – (SB) Inverted
  8. Jab – (SB) Hook
  9. Shuff Whl/Cross Whl/Spin Whl
  10. Shuff Side/Cross Side/Spin Side (2)

Basic Motions - Horse Stance

  1. Downward Block – Punch
  2. Snap Kick – Downward Block – Punch
  3. Inward Block – Punch 
  4. Snap Kick - Inward Block – Punch
  5. Upward Block – Punch
  6. Snap Kick - Upward Block – Punch
  7. Outward Block – Punch
  8. Snap Kick - Outward Block – Punch
  9. X-Block High
  10. X-Block Low

Blue Belt

TEACHING
MONKEY
: NIMBLENESS AND DEXTERITY

Self-Defense Techniques

  1. Turning The Handle (a,b)
  2. Bridging The Gap
  3. Advancing Phoenix (a,b)
  4. Two Headed Serpent
  5. Reversing Grasp (a,b)
  6. Reaching For The Moon (a,b)
  7. Flashing Daggers
  8. Bending The Limb
  9. Wrap Around (a,b,c,d) 
  10. Crouching Falcon
  11. Darting Serpent (a,b)
  12. Silk Wind
  13. Spreading The Leaves 
  14. Crossing The Lock
  15. Darkness

Self-Defense Techniques

  1. Spinning From The Sun
  2. Folding Wings
  3. Vise
  4. Swinging Gate
  5. Stretching The Bow (a,b) 
  6. Arcing Blades
  7. Circle Of China (a,b)
  8. Silent Escape (a,b)
  9. Returning Viper
  10. Returning Thunder
  11. The Serpent (a,b)
  12. Broken Staff
  13. Circling Serpent
  14. Chinese “L” Choke
  15. 5 Swords

Kata

Short 3 (Monkey)
Long 3 (Wise Monkey)

Strikes

Kicks
  1. Jump Front Snap
  2. Shuffle Hook – 4
  3. Spinning Hook – 2
  4. Spinning Rear
  5. Defensive Shuffle Side/Wheel - 4


Hand Forms
  1. Willow Leaf
  2. Crane
  3. Ox Bow

Combination Drills

  1. Back Hand – Ridge Hand
  2. (SB) Spear Hand – Knife Hand
  3. (SB) Ridge Hand – Knife Hand
  4. (SB) Palm – Spear Hand
  5. Back Hand – (SB) Palm
  6. Spinning Side – Spinning Rear
  7. Shuffle Rear – Spinning Rear
  8. Shuffle Hook – Front Spinning Hook
  9. Shuffle Hook – Back Spinning Hook
  10. Spinning Wheel – Back Spinning Hook

Basic Motions - Horse Stance

  1. Crossing Motions, Two Phase
  2. Shuffle Motions, Four Phases
  3. Step Thru Open Hand Cover
  4. Step Thru Knife Hand, Short Punch
  5. Switch Step
  6. Shuffle Back Fist, Four Phases
  7. Front Shuffle Side Fist, Four Phases
  8. Double Shuffle
  9. Upward Block, Inverted Punch
  10. Spinning Back Fist

Green Belt

TEACHING
lEOPARD
: SWIFT AGILITY AND CONCEALMENT

Self-Defense Techniques

  1. Snapping The Rod
  2. Turning The Key (a,b)
  3. The Butterfly (a,b)
  4. Whirling Warrior (a,b)
  5. Flowing Hands
  6. Whirling Blades (a,b)
  7. Thrusting Limb (a,b,c)
  8. Crossing Hammers
  9. Two Man Swinging Gate
  10. Sweeping Branches
  11. Knee Sweep
  12. Kung Fu Wrist
  13. Stone Warrior (a,b,c)
  14. Praying Mantis
  15. Drums Of Manchu

Self-Defense Techniques

  1. Sowing The Seeds (a,b)
  2. Flashing Wings
  3. Parting The Waves
  4. Winding Limb (a,b)
  5. Brushing Wind
  6. Thundering Hammers
  7. Checking The Tide
  8. Crossing The Mountains
  9. Whirling Leaves (a,b)
  10. Sweeping Wings
  11. Kneeling Tiger
  12. The Lotus
  13. Attack The Wall
  14. 7 Sword
  15. Reversing Hammers (a,b)

Kata

Book Set (Panther/Leopard)
Cane Set 1

Strikes

Kicks
  1. Flip (5) / Sweep (5)
  2. 180° Spinning Heel
  3. Spinning Extension Hk
  4. Jump Wheel (2)
  5. Crescent (2)
  6. Scp (2)
  7. Lower Spin
  8. Low Knife Edge
  9. Low Instep
  10. Drop Side / Drop Wheel

Cane

Requirements
  1. Anatomy
  2. Basic Positions
  3. Basic Strikes
  4. Transitions
  5. Spontaneity

Cane Attacks
  1. Natural > Snap > Middle > Jolt
  2. Double > Jolt > Sword > Whip
  3. Middle > Jolt > Double > Thrust

Cane Basic Strikes

  1. Thrust
  2. Jab
  3. Whip
  4. Snap
  5. Jolt
  6. Brace
  7. Hook
  8. Rake
  9. Skid
  10. Core

3rd Brown Belt

TEACHINGS
EAGLE
: SERENTY AND INSIGHT
VIPER
: SPEED AND aCCURACY

Self-Defense Techniques

  1. Spinning Hammers
  2. Dance Of Death
  3. Leap Of Death
  4. Miss Of The Leap (a,b,c,d)
  5. Eagle Claw
  6. Eagle Miss
  7. Foot Rake
  8. Sleeper
  9. Startled Cat (a,b)
  10. Manchurian Takedown
  11. Shaolin Warrior (a,b,c)
  12. Springing Tiger
  13. Raking The Ground
  14. Slicing Knee
  15. Turning The Rod

Self-Defense Techniques

  1. Eagles Talon
  2. Crossing Darts
  3. Bending The Staff (a,b)
  4. Dropping The Staff
  5. The Escape
  6. Uncovering The Flame (a,b,c,d,e)
  7. Opening The Fan (a,b)
  8. Double Blades (a,b,c,d)
  9. Clawing Panther
  10. Spear Of Jade (a,b,c)
  11. 3 Winds Claw (a,b,c,d)
  12. 3 Winds Fist (a,b,c,d)
  13. Chinese Cobra
  14. The Phoenix
  15. Retreating Phoenix (a,b)

Katas and Weapon Set

Long 4 ( Eagle)
Finger Set (Viper)
Cane Set 2

Strikes

Kicks
  1. Inverted Hook
  2. Leg-Lock Take-Down
  3. Double Shuffle Wheel
  4. Floating Drop Spin
  5. Switch Step Side
  6. 270° Spinning Heel
  7. Jump Front Wheel
  8. Scissor Sweeps (3)
  9. Drop Ground Crescent
  10. Wheel, Bounce Rear

Wrist Grabs

  1. Release
  2. Control
  3. Extension (a,b,c)
  4. Throw (a,b)
  5. Strike
  6. Break

Cane Self-Defense Techiques

  1. Hidden Tornado
  2. Black Rainbow
  3. Monkey Trap
  4. Whirlwind
  5. Attacking Wall
  6. Threading The Needle
  7. Flying Dragon
  8. Smelling The Flowers
  9. Circling Shield
  10. Persuasion

2nd Brown Belt

TEACHINGS
TIGER
: FEROCITY AND tENACITY
CRANE
: FLUIDNESS AND GRACE

Self-Defense Techniques

  1. Hidden Fist (a,b,c)
  2. Rocker
  3. Circling The Sun (a,b,c,d,e)
  4. Leveling The Clouds
  5. Plucking A Bird From The Sky
  6. Sleeves Of China
  7. Monkey Elbow (a,b,c)
  8. Striking Asp (a,b,c)
  9. Shooting Star
  10. Pushing The Circle (a,b,c)
  11. Circles Of Glass (a,b)
  12. Japanese Hands (a,b,c)
  13. Waterwheel (a,b)
  14. Tumbling Clouds (a,b,c)
  15. Rising Kick

Self-Defense Techniques

  1. Crane Kick (a,b)
  2. Sweeping Serpent (a,b)
  3. Covering The Flame (a,b,c)
  4. Cobra and Mongoose (a,b)
  5. Chinese Junk
  6. Dance Of The Mongoose (a,b)
  7. Offer Of Dust
  8. Ming’s Sword
  9. Chinese Fan (a,b)
  10. Locking The Gate
  11. Waterfall
  12. Prance Of The Tiger
  13. The Rake (a,b)
  14. 3 Tongues Of The Dragon
  15. Blocking The Sun (a,b)

Katas and Weapon Set

Tiger and Crane
Cane Set 3

Strikes

Kicks
  1. Rolling Wheel
  2. Sweeping Knife Edge
  3. Sweeping Instep
  4. Chinese Crescent – 2
  5. Jump Side - 2
  6. Floating Side
  7. 360 Degree Spinning Heel
  8. Inward Hook
  9. 45 Degree Angle Snap - 2
  10. Jab Wheel

Wrist Grabs

  1. Release
  2. Control (a,b)
  3. Extension (a,b,c)
  4. Throw (a,b)
  5. Strike
  6. Break

Cane Self-Defense Techiques

  1. Sheathing The Sword
  2. Whipping Panther
  3. Crowning Moment
  4. Snapping Rod
  5. Crotch Lock
  6. Catching The Fish
  7. Rockslide
  8. Three Stairs Of The Dragon
  9. Five Cuts
  10. Delayed Cut

Red (1st Brown) Belt

TEACHINGS
MANTIS
: STRATEGY AND PATIENCE
PHOENIX
: CREATIVITY AND REGENERATION

Self-Defense Techniques

  1. Legion Of Ming
  2. Fish Hook
  3. The Sickle
  4. The Dagger (a,b)
  5. Mantis
  6. Whirling Mantis
  7. Sticks of Satin
  8. Diving Hawk
  9. Advancing Hammers
  10. Sweeping Arm Hook
  11. Snapping Twig
  12. Breaking The Yoke
  13. Prayer Of Death
  14. Raising The Shield
  15. Circling The Pagoda (a,b)

Self-Defense Techniques

  1. The Thistle
  2. Passing Wind (a,b,c)
  3. Reversing Wind
  4. Twisting Staves (a,b)
  5. Guiding The Staff
  6. Cyclone
  7. Double Spear (a,b,c)
  8. Crossing Swords
  9. Whirling Thorn
  10. The Wedge (a,b,c)
  11. Slashing Cougar
  12. Twisting Knee (a,b,c)
  13. Double Asp (a,b)
  14. Oriental Lever (a,b)
  15. Parting The Reeds

Katas and Weapon Set

Long 5
Mass Attacks
Knife Set 1

Strikes

Combinations
Six-Phase Rapid Strike
Kicks
  1. 180° Spinning Hook
  2. Downward Crescent Heel (2)
  3. Off-Angle Shuffle Wheel (4)
  4. Jump Spinning Rear
  5. Double Jump Front Snap
  6. Floating (Retrograde) Wheel
  7. Front Knife Heel / Knife-Edge
  8. Inward Instep Crescent
  9. Spinning Crescent (2)
  10. Double Jump Crescent

Knife Requirements

  1. Anatomy
  2. Basic Positions
  3. Basic Strikes
  4. Transitions
  5. Spontaneity

Knife Self-Defense Techiques

  1. Plunge
  2. Cold Steel Revenge
  3. Hook
  4. Hostage
  5. Wedge
  6. Slicing Cyclone
  7. Clapper
  8. Final Flicker
  9. Heart-Breaker
  10. Mexican Standoff

Red (1st Brown) Belt

TEACHING
COBRA: subtleness and endurance

Self-Defense Techniques

  1. Chinese Pinchers
  2. Crossing Hooks
  3. Turning The Flame (a,b)
  4. Stopping The Staff
  5. Twisting Vine
  6. Breaking the Staves (a,b)
  7. Hands Of Jade
  8. Spinning Log
  9. Lever Of Ming
  10. The Lion
  11. Double Lance (a,b,c,d,e)
  12. Covering The Moon
  13. Returning Fist
  14. Falling Blades
  15. Dance Of The Dragon

Self-Defense Techniques

  1. Falling Hammers
  2. Corkscrew (a,b,c)
  3. The Whip
  4. Winding Limbs (a,b,c)
  5. Twisting Serpent
  6. Chopping The Log
  7. Falling Tree (a,b)
  8. The Python (a,b)
  9. Twisting Dragon
  10. Slicing Hands
  11. The Scorpion
  12. Chinese Thumbscrew(a,b)
  13. Four Fists
  14. Advancing Dragon
  15. The Lock

Katas and Weapon Set

Long 6 - Cobra
Two Man Set
Knife Set 2


Strikes

Kicks
  1. Spinning Off-Angle Front Snap
  2. Independent Spinning Side
  3. Dropping Axe
  4. 180° Floating Side
  5. Grazing Heel / Knife Edge
  6. Off-Angle Jumping Hook
  7. Spinning Heel, Lower Spin
  8. Lower Spin, Forward Sweep
  9. Grazing Knife, Spinning Hook
  10. 360° Jump Spinning Heel

Projects

Personal Kata
Personal Self-Defense Techniques (1)
Book Report

Knife Self-Defense Techiques

  1. Chopping Block
  2. Q-Tip
  3. Short and Sweet
  4. Jack The Ripper
  5. Tonsillectomy
  6. Clothesline
  7. Hit and Run
  8. Gray Slush
  9. Midnight Special
  10. Death From Above
All Self-Defense Techniques from Yellow to 1st Black must be performed off strong and weak sides.

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