I. Rapid Review: This section is a quick demonstration without explanation to summarize the entire content of the DVD. Our "sample video clip" is the rapid review portion of the DVD.
II. Stances. Demonstrated from multiple angles.
1. Modified Attention. Used often in competition.
2. Modified Neutral Bow. Allowing rotation and torque without change in depth and height.
3. Front Twist. No gap between legs. Posture. Storing and releasing of potential energy. Snake style.
4. Wide Kneel. Not squatting but being pulled into position. Buckling and checking benefit.
5. Reverse Close Kneel. Nomenclature of reverse stances. Controlling our center and our opponents position.
6. Rear Bow. Application sample of when grabbed from behind.
7. Reverse Bow. How to use stance as a take down sweep.
III. Foot Maneuvers. Explained and shown from multi angles.
1. Step Drag (Forward and Reverse). Amount we step is amount we recover. Benefit of small steps over big steps. Using the step to fuel one strike and the recovery step to fuel an additional strike.
2. Drag Step (Forward and Reverse). Use with kick where our kick becomes our step. Footwork patterns to set up strategy.
3. Pull Drag (Forward and Reverse). Application shown when kicking and defending.
4. Push Drag (Forward and Reverse). Moving the body as one whole unit.
IV. Blocks. Explained and shown from multiple angles.
1.Crosswedge Block. Extra support but greater exposure. Striking application also shown.
2. Inside Downward Block (palm down). Deflecting strategy. Establishing contact and redirecting.
3. Inside Downward Block (palm up). Stance influence on width to defend. Torque of arm rotation. Use as a strike.
4. Inward Parry. Preserving momentum to borrow force.
5. Outward Parry. Contacting with back of hand. Transition between inward and outward parries and using them together.
6. Upward Parry. Timing and angle of execution emphasized.
7. Downward Parry (inside-downward). Using footwork to amplify benefit of parry. Encouraging the over commitment of opponent.
V. Hand Strikes. Explained and shown from multiple angles.
Moral code of use of kenpo hand strikes addressed first.
1. Uppercut Punch. Proper distance for execution. Target plane influence on striking plane. Legs and hips driving the punch. Allows variety of angle of attack.
2. Hook Punch. Using the elbow has a model for punching technique. Range for application. Linking uppercuts and hooks in combination.
3. Step Through Punch. When not to use it! When to use it. Classic and progressive execution.
VI. Kicks. Explained and shown from multiple angles.
1. Hook Kick. Application and targeting options for sparring compared to self-defense. Hitting on the way back.
2. Inverted Roundhouse Kick. Arriving from an unexpected angle. Target options in sport and self-defense. Chambering drill taught to master the mechanics of the kick.
3. Ax Kick. Sport and self-defense examples. Using as a clearing action to affect guard.
4. Review kicks on bags. All of the kicks revisited with explanation and demonstration of how to use small focus targets to drill and develop kicking skill.
VII. Bonus Feature of my trip to China. This feature is footage of visiting the roots of Kenpo (and most Chinese Martial Arts) the Shaolin Temple!
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