Karate

“Billy Jack” Legend or lie?

Billy-Jack-1 What do you think when you hear the word, “Billy Jack!”  Well, probably the same thing I do, and that is the famous scene in Prescott, Arizona where is tells the Sheriff he was going to put his left foot on the right side of his face and there would be nothing he could do about it.  We all loved the scene and we loved the movie.  But did Billy Jack ever really (more…)

Does wearing BDU’s make you tactical?

Question asked:  Why do Instructors wear camouflage clothing when they teach Self Defense classes?  Is it because they think they are in the Military or because they teach military?

I have to say that I find this question kind of comical.  Because, I have seen it from time and time again where people are always wearing camouflage pants every time they teach defensive tactics.  Whether or not if they really did serve in the military. But I am guilty of this also, because when I teach Martial Arts sometimes I do wear the wonderful (colorful) BDU’s. But I have served in the military and I also do find this to be comfortable.  So, let’s talk about this,

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Raining Lance grafted to an alturnate ending (video)

Raining Lance grafted to an alternate ending!  One thing that Kenpo techniques love to do is to “graft” techniques as you fight.  Fighting sometimes is very unpredictable and you have to change the technique if something happens without hesitating or interrupting your flow and that is where grafting comes in.  As you can see in this video the technique starts out with , “Raining Lance” and ends with a C step around to a leg sweep takedown.  Here is the Video technique:

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Against a wrist grab (Video)

Very good video!

 Understand this!  This technique is really for women and young girls to do, because it requires little to no effort to get out of the wrist grab.  The move itself is design to use the body weight more than the arm muscle itself.  Watch the video and practice.

Key points:

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Against a Bear hug

One thing here in American Kenpo Talk is that we want to hear from you!  If there is something you want to see, hear, try or anything let us know and we will check it out ad write about it!  All you Kenpo people out there let’s make this the number one Kenpo site!  Now for the Women’s Self Defense.

Technique – against a Front Bear Hug:

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