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. 90 Degree Cat. Strong platform for kicking.
2. Reverse Wide Kneel. Angle of knee allows buckling/checks.
3. Reverse Twist. Closing off frontal targets. Storing potential energy to unwind from. Use in cover away.
4. Reverse 90 Degree Cat. Application in retreat or if attacked from behind as initial position.
5. Reverse 45 Degree Cat. Transition when drawing from neutral or rear bow demonstrated.
6. Modified 90 Degree Cat. Weight distribution and foot position modifications detailed. Use in weapon handling shown.
7. Extended Bow. Shown in use with Modified 90 Degree Cat. Knee protection when extending further. Weapon handling application demonstrated.
III. Foot Maneuvers. Explained and shown from multi angles.
1. Forward Front Cross Over. Using footwork to set up strike, to buckle, and to kick (stomp). Not getting jammed with feet crossed.
2. Forward Rear Cross Over. Off angling inherent with this footwork. "Cloaking Mace" sparring technique used as example.
3. Reverse Front Crossover. Retreating on off angle.
4. Reverse Rear Crossover. Retreating on straight line.
5. Cover Out. Combined footwork patterns for safe retreat. "Knight" analogy.
6. Cover. Smallest amount of body movement to face opponent's new position while not dragging targets into attacker's path.
7. Switch. Danger of switching when you should not. Subtle change in line of engagment. Timing benefit of retreat and immediate advance for counter attack. When to switch "back to front."
IV. Blocks. Explained and shown from multiple angles.
1. Inward Leg Block. Hand blocks poor choice for defending low zone. Too low of a stance limits access to leg blocks. From leg block counter kick opponent.
2. Outward Leg Block. "Entangled Braches" self-defense technique example application shown.
3. Downward Knee Block. Method contrasted between being attacked by an unchambered kick compared to chambered kick.
4. Pulling Leg Block. Use when already extended into a kicking attack and have to recover back to defend against opponent's counter kick.
V. Hand Strikes. Explained and shown from multiple angles.
Moral code of use of kenpo hand strikes addressed first.
1. Inward Handsword. Contrasted with ridgehand for application in sparring. Target choices in self-defense discussed.
2. Outward Handsword. Contrast use of outward handsword in sparring to the outward back knuckle when opponent has good head mobility.
3. Spin Back Knuckle. How not to use it! How to set it up. Using your opponent's energy to fuel strike. Safety tip -- sighting the target. Using it with a retreat. Self defense application of taking a large circling then tightening the axis.
VI. Kicks. Explained and shown from multiple angles.
1. Inward Crescent. Application and targeting options for sparring compared to self-defense. Contact target at the apex and timing the final knee extension.
2. Outward Crescent. Arriving from an unexpected angle. Allowing their block to create our kick.
3. Spin Side Kick. How to best counter a spin kick. Dangers of spin kicks. Using the arms to help pull the action. Use rotation to generate power. Practice the spin. As the head moves the body will follow. Footwork recovery options.
4. Spin Hook Kick. Point versus full contact use. Self-defense use as strikes to the legs as part of your retreat.
5. Spin Roundhouse Kick. A rare case of a single fundamental being an inherent indirect attack.
6. Spin Rear Kick. Use on the retreat.
Spin kicks summarized and demonstrated on kicking shield and small focus targets.
7. Jump Crescent Kicks: Shown on small targets and strategy of application addressed. Vulnerability and counter this kick also shown.
8. Forward Crossover Sweep. Goal and benefits of an effective sweep. Cupping of the foot.
9. Reverse Crossover Sweep. Application of sweeping as retreating.
10. Outward Hooking Sweep. Use for sweeping with less depth penetration. Fitting principle to mold foot to accomplish more affect.
11. Reverse Thrusting Sweep. Application to front and backside of opponent.
VII. Falling. Each fall explained in detail.
1. Backward Break Fall. Slap not reach. Having one leg chambered for counter strike. Protecting the head.
2. Side Break Fall. Tuck the chin.
3. Front Fall. Keep knees off ground. Forearms as a whole hit to protect wrists.
4. Forward Roll. Arm leading the action.
5. Backward Roll. Do not let head hit the ground.
VIII. Bonus Feature of my trip to China. This feature is footage of visiting the Pagoda Forrest (cemetery of the Shaolin Temple.)
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