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DRAGON KENPO

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DRAGON KENPO CREED


The classical martial arts present themselves as rivals. One a "hard" style, the other "soft". This one emphasizing kicks, that one specializing in punches, the other takes each opponent to the ground and wrestles. Yet the underlying premise is the same for each, in that a narrow system is presented as not only superior but holy. Laws are laid down, rituals are set in stone and rigid patterns are put in place. A shrine to the fixed knowledge is created, complete with ceremonies, rites and masters. None may transcend, or even question the institution's unbending view of reality because of its sacredness. The Dragon Kenpo way, however, is the way of never ending learning and discovery. The techniques taught are guides that develop greater skill, not boundaries that no one may cross. Greatness, after all, is not achieved by thinking within limits prescribed by convention. Greatness required engaging the unknown. It is there, in the mystery, that new discoveries are found. The traditional arts are in the business of setting limitations. Their primary task is the creation of an imposed order and the production of conformity. Yet to adopt that order is to close out everything not included within it. By banishing the unknown the traditional martial artist advance by learning more and more about less and less. To the "Masters" of the traditional styles, an unlimited mind is a dangerous thing. A lot of folks have a lot invested in the status quo. Those who choose growth and expansion should not be surprised to find resistance from those devoted to tradition. Choosing to cross boundaries, or even erase them, means coming into conflict with the imposed order. There are no rules in total combat, so the Dragon Kenpo way is the path of free expression. The methods taught begin the process of endless discovery. We have only two choices are martial artists and as human beings: To be ordinary or to be explorers; to be followers or leaders. Regardless of who approves. - Ed Hutchison

LEARNING BY VIDEO
To many traditional martial artists, the words "home study course" produces mental images of a printing press spitting out hundreds of black belt certificates to be distributed to the general public at an outrageous price. The lack of moral and ethical fiber seen in the course instructor and the purchaser flies in the face of what it truly means to be a black belt. While certificate factories are made easier by home study courses, there are many commercial schools that suffer the same lack of basic integrity. There will always be dishonorable people out there looking to make the quick buck or looking to gain the black belt status without making the necessary effort. As long as these types exist, we will have certificate factories. Assuming that we are dealing with honorable people, there is a question that remains to be answered: Can a person learn the skills required to become a black belt via video? Picture yourself in a typical martial arts studio: You and the other students stand in rows facing your instructor, listening as he outlines a certain technique or principle. If you have a question you raise your hand, and when it comes time to demonstrate your knowledge of the technique or principle either the instructor or a senior student will be available to provide whatever guidance is needed. That sounds simple enough, but what if you are in a home study course? In a well-run course the instructor will develop the same student-teacher relationship that is present in a martial arts studio. Communication with the instructor will be required on a weekly basis at least by phone, e-mail, instant messaging, webcam, or by sending videotape through the mail to have questions answered or to have technical skills evaluated. Once or twice per year the beginning student should be required to meet with the instructor or someone designated by the instructor so that the student can see and feel how a technique works in person and the instructor can get a better idea for what the student needs to focus on. A benefit of training via home study courses that many typical martial art studios lack is that most of the instruction in the home study course can be recorded and kept for future reference. Instructors should focus on e-mail, instant messaging, and video for that very purpose. This provides the student with a virtual database of information that can be constantly reviewed to refresh the student's mind on information covered in the past or to see how advanced principles work with previously learned techniques. With this database, the information can be viewed time and again until it is firmly established in the student's mind. In person, the instructor is likely to focus on the one aspect of the technique that he feels is most important and then move on. With video you can watch one aspect of the technique and then rewind to shift your focus to a different aspect of the technique. When making a video to send to the instructor, students should make a copy for their own personal records. They should spend a portion of his training studying their own tape to analyze their technique and to monitor their personal progress. Watching a videotape of yourself in action is often a very humbling experience. It will help keep you in a mindset that many martial artists lose: that of the constant beginner. In a commercial school a person may be tested individually when the instructor feels ready or the instructor may have a testing schedule so that testing occurs at regular intervals. How is testing conducted in a home study course?

In a home study course testing is conducted live via webcam, by videotape or during one of the yearly meetings with the instructor. The instructor's assessment of a student's skill is often easier to examine via video than in person. The instructor is able to play the video in slow motion, in reverse and as many times as necessary to fully analyze the student's performance. The benefits of video analysis are so great that a growing number of commercial schools tape the student's test for further analysis and to allow the student to view their own performance and make the necessary adjustments on their own. Students who train in a group setting have access to training partners so that they can develop a feel for the technique, how does a student in a home study course develop a feel for a technique? It is considered a necessity by most instructors that the student has a training partner so that he can fully demonstrate a technique against a live body as well as develop distancing, timing and rhythm. However, the instructor may make exceptions if the student is unable to find a training partner. The feel will be developed during the yearly meetings with the instructor. The lack of a variety of training partners is a major detriment to the home study student. In order to know how a technique will work against various body types, a student will have to use that technique against people of various body types. The home study student should do their best to work with a group as often as possible. A group environment not only provides a variety of body types, but it also adds motivation to practice through camaraderie, friendly competition and a source of external motivation. This external motivation is often needed because too many of us are victims of our own lack of self-motivation. We buy expensive equipment in order to achieve a goal and it winds up sitting in the corner acting as a table or a shelf rather than what it was intended to do. It is said that only 1% of those starting to learn a martial art will ever make it to black belt. It is probable that less than a tenth of a percent of those that start a true home study course will actually make it to black belt. Without the social component it is likely that the videos will sit in the corner and collect dust. - Doug Turner

THE DRAGON KENPO STORY


I founded Dragon Kenpo for two reasons: 1. To create a place where those willing to make themselves into the ultimate martial artists that only they, as a unique individual, could do so. 2. To create a place free from the collective untruths of mainstream martial arts education. I believe almost everything about mainstream martial arts education is either unintentionally or intentionally wrong. About half of what they claim is traditional isnt. And about half of what they teach that is traditional doesnt work anymore, if it ever did. Let me give you a handful of examples. Shopping mall karate schools do not represent traditional martial arts instruction When the U.S. occupied much of Asia in the aftermath of WWII, American soldiers were exposed to martial arts of all kinds. Although those arts were taught and passed down within the family in Asia, the returning U.S. soldiers adopted the method they knew best to teach their new subject: Basic Training. So, the average shopping mall karate school today is set up amazingly like basic training was 50 years ago. An instructor in front of a group barking orders. Rows of trainees, wearing uniforms, doing exercises and practicing drills. The colored belt system used in America today is no more Asian than French fries. Its a knock off of the then U.S. military rank structure: White = private, Yellow = corporal, Orange = sergeant, etc. The reason average schools have high drop out rates is not that they attract bad students, it is because U.S. military basic training is a bad teaching method for most people. It is a system designed to create uniformity when the subject matter screams for individuality. It is a method for teaching masses of people at the same rate when it is a subject matter that no two people learn at the same rate. It is a method designed to produce the same end result for everyone when the martial arts take each student to unique new abilities and accomplishments. If you have ever left a martial arts school dont feel bad. You were set up in a system which is designed to fail. Lots of traditional techniques, even genuine ones, can get you killed Tradition should serve us, not the other way around. The arts should discipline the body, but set free the mind. Change, after all, is the only constant. Street self defense has changed dramatically over the years due to the influence of drugs, gangs, and a lessening of value of other peoples rights. Typical self defense schools have so many outdated methods and erroneous philosophies they just cant help you even if they wanted to. Feeling brave? Try using a traditional reverse punch against a street attacker. Youd better KNOCK HIM OUT! With your left hand useless at your hip, youll be wide open for a fierce counter right. Our videos, provide demonstrations of traditional upward blocks and kick blocks being countered and even INVITED by attackers, who are looking to set you up with your own dangerously obsolete methods. Kata is worse than useless Most karate and kung fu schools teach something called forms or kata. This school does not! Learning to dance is not learning to fight. Pretending to learn how to fight while

dancing is a fine way for school owners to drag out the time required to advance, (since it pads time between tests) but that is all that it accomplishes. Former world kickboxing champion Bill Wallace said at a seminar I attended, I just cant figure out what its for. Or, as David Carridine said in his book, Spirit of Shaolin, Presenting the styles as though they were little ballets of combat, makes for grace and prettiness, but this path leads to something soft, almost effeminate and without much depth or substance. I couldnt agree more. Sparring at karate schools is a joke Whenever I see sparring in a traditional martial arts school, I want to yell, STOP THE INSANITY! What they call sparring is having two students (often with wildly different skill levels) put on boxing gloves and punch each other. Pro boxers do something like this, since it is similar to their (my) sport, but I have no idea what those martial arts instructors are trying to accomplish. It is, after all, impossible to execute most martial arts techniques with your hands taped into fists and covered by padded gloves. When you visit your neighborhood self defense school and see sparring, one of three things is happening: 1.) The instructor didnt prepare a lesson for that night and wishes to create the illusion of education while actually killing time. 2.) He REALLY, REALLY doesnt like one of those students. 3.) He doesnt realize hes not teaching street self defense, which is the scariest of the three. Do you know why boxers wear gloves? Not to protect the opponents head, because it doesnt. Its to keep the tiny bones in the hands from getting broken. That is a good strategy for boxing as a sport, because fighters who are less likely to break their hands are more likely to get knockouts, and the public loves spectacular knockouts! BUT practicing fighting with your hands protected leads you to fight in real life as your hand are protected. You launch one of those boxing style head punches on the street with bare knuckles and you are probably finished. If youre not training to box, dont bother training like a boxer. The techniques I teach have no tournament usefulness. They are not about scoring points or impressing judges. They are, almost without exception, illegal in full contact martial arts competition. They are for rendering an attacker UNABLE to continue. Please pay attention to this point: ANY SELF DEFENSE STYLE YOU CAN SPAR WITH IS A GAME OR IS INEFFECTIVE! To learn an effective street combat style and the philosophies behind it I encourage you to take the next step and start your training with the Dragon Kenpo Karate Academy today. Were ready when you are. - Ed Hutchison

TWO FIGHTING THEORIES


Most martial arts schools seem to teach the idea that memorizing canned techniques will make you a competent street fighter. That method presumes you will see an attack coming, analyze the attackers movements, identify the method and reach into your computer like memory to pull out the appropriate response just in the nick of time to counter him. Real life does not work like this. Techniques are part of the answers, of course. But the way to make them work is for you to practice so much that each component of each technique becomes engrained into your muscle memory. When an attack happens youll react in a flow, fighting out of what pro athletes call the zone. I guarantee you when Michael Jordon puts up a jumper he isnt mentally talking himself through the shot (OK now Im going to extend my right hand upward lightly supporting the ball with my left hand and then flick my right wrist in the direction of the hoop, etc, etc.) His Airness is instead using a finely tuned set of instincts he created by practice, practice, and more practice. You may not use any one technique in its entirety, but rather parts of different ones all based on the situation at hand. But even well practiced technique is only part of the solution. Successful fighting requires that you have good personal fighting attributes and a personal fighting methodology which is efficient, realistic and aggressive. Only then will you be able to apply appropriate techniques effectively. This is where most martial artists fail. They get caught up in the technique, ranking systems and the hype that pervades the martial arts. Since I brought up attributes, let me name a few that good fighters often exhibit: Ferocity (extreme aggression), Competent execution of techniques, Explosive mobility and balance, Sensitivity to your opponents energies, Focused analytical thinking, Management of fear and stress, Timing, The ability to relax in the midst of combat, Creative visualization skills, Confidence, Confidence and Confidence, Determination, Strength, Flexibility, Reaction Speed, Muscular endurance, Aerobic conditioning, The ability to take bodily damage and keep going, Situational awareness, Quick decisions, Initiative and willingness to take proactive action, Killer instinct and an Ill do whatever it takes! attitude. The development of these attributes, along with the best fighting methodology available (Dragon Kenpo), is the most effective approach you can take to winning against an aggressor. Time spent training towards these attributes yields enormous long-term dividends of the Mind/Body/Spirit essentials of the martial arts: The liberation of the mind; The fulfillment and growth of ones personal development and confident knowledge that you can destroy anyone threatening your safety. Ed Hutchison

WHY I TEACH A STRIKING ART INSTEAD OF A GRAPPLING ART


Due to the fad of ju jitsu, many otherwise sensible self defense schools are incorporating lots of ground fighting (wrestling) into their classes. This can be dangerous for the student if ground fighting is the basis of their self defense education. The student will develop confidence without competence. Theyll think they can win a street fight, right up until the moment they actually have too, at which point theyll receive a full contact, maximum impact, reality check. How did this fad start? The Gracie family from Brazil founded an event called the Ultimate Fighting Championships to allow them to promote and display their variation of the wrestling sport of ju jitsu. For a long time their family (and/or their students) beat everyone who accepted the challenge. This allowed the Gracies to claim their system was superior and go on to be very successful. The Gracies success, however, is based on a trick. Strikers (people who fight primarily with punches and kicks) have their power diminished when standing on a thick, padded, spongy surface like a wrestling mat. They sink into it. No spring to their step, no snap in their punch (just the opposite effect of a stiff, bouncy, canvas-covered boxing ring). Wrestlers, however, enjoy tremendous temporary benefits from fighting on a mat, allowing them to take their opponent to the ground without the risk of injury on a hard surface. Big problem: How many surprise street confrontations take place on a big, thick, spongy wrestling mat? Or let me ask you this How many ju jitsu students have you seen practicing outside their school in the parking lot on asphalt or concrete? Not one, Ill bet. If you cannot practice your self defense on the street You are not practicing street self defense! Ed Hutchison

WHY KARATE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN BOXING OR WRESTLING


A recent martial arts magazine contained a curious and misleading article. Highlighted on the cover was the proclamation: Boxers and Wrestlers VS. Karate Fighters 7 Reasons Why Martial Artists Would Loose" Being both a licensed professional boxer and a martial arts teacher, I was of course curious, particularly since I couldnt disagree more. But I turned to the story with an open mind, in case the author was about to reveal some enlightening truth I had simply missed. However, not only was there not only was there no new truth in this piece, there is effort made to avoid any truth at all. Lets look at some of these reasons together. Boxers and wrestlers practice their arts the way the systems are going to be used in combat. First of all, boxing and wrestling are not arts under any definition of that term Im familiar with. Second and much more crucial, boxing and wrestling are not pure combat at all. They are contact sports. No amount of time spent on a wrestling mat or in a boxing ring (or a kickboxing ring for that matter) will prepare you to fight multiple opponents, or disarm an attacker, or to defend against surprise attacks from behind, or to defend against kicks, or defend against a choke, etc, etc. Boxing and wrestling are strictly controlled and officiated events where the slightest deviation from the rules results in a third party stepping in to break up the action. Boxing is artificially contrived to make fights last longer than they do in real life because boxing needs fights that last for 12 three minute rounds with 60 second rest periods in between. Otherwise there isnt time to air enough Budweiser commercials to pay for the TV costs. Boxers are used to being hit and wrestlers are used to being thrown. Im sure it is possible that somewhere there is a practicing martial artist who has never been hit. That person would face the unknown entering a fight and should find a sparring partner right away to correct that flaw in his or her life experience. But any observer can watch tapes and see the difference between the young Mike Tyson who slipped most punches and blocked the rest with his hands and the Mike Tyson who lost his championship to Buster Douglas. That Mike Tyson believed his own press clippings about how indestructible he was and just took the punches on his way in to strike his taller opponent. He took so many his left eye swelled shut and kept taking them until he was finally beaten into unconsciousness. To paraphrase General Patton: Fighting is not about getting hit, fighting is about making the other poor SOB get hit. Boxers and wrestlers fight for a living; martial artists fight for a hobby. Ill let the obvious point that there is no professional Greco-Roman wrestling to go by (unless you count the UFC I suppose). As for most professional boxers it is not a full time job. Most pros are journeymen. The average non-televised fight in a Vegas hotel pays a few thousand dollars, but youd have to fight a lot of them to make a living. At the end of their usefulness, old boxers are discarded by the system that exploited them.

The martial arts, on the contrary, is neither a part time job or a hobby. Its a way of life. A way of life that leads to never ending growth, peace of mind, and superior fighting skills. - Ed Hutchison

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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL


CLOCK PRINCIPLE
Method used to help students visualize the directions. Students are generally asked to think of themselves as being in the middle of a big clock facing 12 o'clock, with 6 o'clock to their rear, 3 and 9 to their right and left, and all other numbers in their respective locations.

ANGLE OF ATTACK
The eight major directions from which you or an opponent can attack or defend. For the purpose of this manual the angles are as follows: 1. Diagonally downward from upper outside to lower inside. 2. Diagonally downward from upper inside to lower outside. 3. Diagonally upward from lower outside to upper inside. 4. Diagonally upward from lower inside to upper outside. 5. Upward from low to high. 6. Inward from outside to inside. 7. Outward from inside to outside. 8. Downward from high to low.

NUMBERING SYSTEM Lines in the technique that contain the same number indicate that the movements should be performed simultaneously.

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DRAGON KENPO YELLOW BELT REQUIREMENTS


Yellow I Defense against a right front punch 1. Step with your left foot towards 10:30 into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a left inside block 1. Execute a right outside block, then hook with your right hand to capture the arm. 2. Fire a right snap kick to the ribs. 3. Execute a right side kick to the knee, bringing your opponent to their knee. 4. Control your assailant with an arm bar. Yellow II Defense against a two-hand front choke 1. From a natural stance, step back with your right foot to 6:00 into a right forward bow. 1. Execute a double hand sword strike to opponents arms. 2. Fire a double spear hand strike to the throat to finish. Yellow III Defense against two-hand choke from the rear 1. Step with your left foot to 9:00 into a horse stance. 1. Execute a right rear elbow the solar plexus. 2. Execute a right hammer fist strike to the groin 3. Finish with an obscure elbow to the jaw.

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ORANGE BELT REQUIREMENTS


Orange I Defense against a right front punch 1. Step with your left foot towards 10:30 into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a right outside block 2. Grab your assailant around the neck with both of your arms. 3. Pull your assailants head forward and down. 3. Execute a right knee to your assailants body. Orange II Defense against a right front punch 1. Step with your left foot towards 10:30 into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a right outward block. 2. Execute a right palm heel strike to your assailants nose. 3. Slip your right around behind your assailants head and grabs his neck. 4. Pull your assailants head down. 4. Execute a right knee strike to your assailants face. 5. Pivot into a horse stance facing 3:00. 5. Execute a left elbow strike to the base of your assailants skull. Orange III Defense against a right front punch 1. Step with your right foot back towards 6:00 into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a left inside block. 1. Execute a right outside block, use your right hand to hook and trap your assailants arm. 2. Execute a right snap kick to your assailants ribs. 2. Plant your foot towards 3:00 into a right neutral bow facing 3:00. 3. Control your assailant with an armbar. Orange IV Defense against a right front punch 1. Step with your right foot back towards 6:00 into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a left inside block. 1. Execute a right outside block, use your right hand to hook and trap your assailants arm. 2. Execute a right roundhouse kick to your assailants ribs. 3. Break his arm with a left forearm strike to his elbow. 4. Slide along the arm with your left arm to elbow your assailants jaw. 5. Apply pressure with your left arm to bring your assailants body down. 6. Execute a left downward elbow to the base of his skull. Orange V Defense against a right front punch 1. Step with your right foot back towards 6:00 into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a left inside block. 1. Execute a right outside block, use your right hand to hook and trap your assailants arm. 2. Execute a right snap kick to your assailants midsection 3. Grab your assailants head 4. Pull your assailants head downward. 4. Execute a right knee strike to your assailants face.

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Orange VI Defense again a one handed grab to the lapel 1. Grab your assailants wrist with both hands. 2. Step your left foot across your right foot in a left front twist stance. 2. Pivot 180 degrees underneath your assailants arm to face 6:00 in a natural stance. 2. Place your assailants arm on your shoulder above the elbow to apply an armbar. Orange VII Defense against a one handed grab to the lapel 1. Execute an outside block with your right hand. 1. Counter grab your assailants bicep with your right hand. 2. Execute a left hook punch to your assailants ribs. 3. Follow up with a left hook punch to his head. 4. Flow into an elbow strike to the side of his head. 5. Reverse direction and execute a back elbow to your assailants face. 6. Flow into a back-fist to the face. Orange VIII Defense against a two hand grab from behind 1. Step your right foot across behind your left foot towards 9:00 into a left front twist stance. 1. Pivot 180 degrees into a natural stance facing 6:00 1. Execute a right outside block. 1. Grab your assailants right shoulder with your left arm. 2. Slide both of your hands down to grab your assailants wrist. 2. Twist to apply a wrist activated armbar. (Come-along hold) Orange IX Defense against a right front punch 1. From a natural stance step with your left foot towards 10:30 into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a left inside block. 2. Execute a left back-fist strike to your assailants face. 2. Trap your assailants right wrist with your right arm. 3. Bring your left hand down to join your right. 3. Twist your assailants arm into a wrist activated armbar. (Come-along hold) Orange X Defense against a right front punch 1. From a natural stance step with your left foot towards 10:30 into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a left inside block. 1. Execute a right outside block. 2. Trap your assailants wrist with your right hand. 2. Execute an elbow strike to your assailants face with your left. 3. Step back with your left foot towards 6:00 into a right neutral bow. 3. Bring your left hand down to join your right. 3. Twist your assailants arm into a wrist activated armbar. (Come-along hold)

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Orange XI Defense against a right front punch 1. Step with your right foot towards 1:30 into a right neutral bow. 1. Execute a left outward block. 2. Execute a left jab to your assailants face. 3. Drop your left hand down and grab your assailants right wrist. 3. Execute a right heel palm strike to your assailants nose. 4. Reach around behind your assailants head with your right hand and grab his neck. 5. Pull your assailants head down. 5. Execute a right knee strike to your assailants face. 6. Bring your right hand down to join your left. 6. Twist your assailants arm into a wrist activated armbar. (Come-along hold) Orange XII Defense against a right front punch 1. From a natural stance step with your left foot towards 10:30 into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a left inside block. 1. Execute a right outside block. 2. Trap your assailants wrist with your right hand. 2. Execute a left heel palm strike to your assailants jaw. 3. Bring your left hand down to your assailants elbow. 3. Apply pressure on the back of your assailants elbow to control with an armbar.

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PURPLE BELT REQUIREMENTS


Purple I Defense against a right front punch 1. Step with your left foot towards 10:30 into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a right outward block. 2. Trap your assailants wrist with your right hand. 2. Step your left foot towards 3:00 into a horse stance facing 3:00. 3. Grab your assailants forehead with your left hand. 4. Pull your assailant over backwards with your left hand. 4. Execute a left knee strike to the base of your assailants neck. Purple II Defense against a right front punch 1. Step with your left foot towards 10:30 into a left neutral bow. 1. Duck underneath your assailants punching arm to the outside. 1. Execute a right outward block. 1. Execute a left hook punch to your assailants ribs. 2. Pull your assailants arm towards you. 2. Execute a right side kick your assailants ribs. Purple III Defense against a right front punch 1. Step with your right foot towards 1:30 into a right neutral bow. 1. Duck underneath your assailants punching arm to the inside. 1. Grab around behind your assailants head with your left hand. 2. Execute a right forearm strike to your assailants left temple. 2. Execute a right reverse elbow strike to your assailants right temple. Purple IV Defense against an on-rushing attack 1. Push drag back towards 6:00 into a left neutral bow. 2. Shuffle forward between your assailants arms towards 12:00. 2. Grab your assailants head with both of your hands. 3. Pull down on your assailants head. 3. Execute a knee strike to your assailants face. Purple V Defense against an on-rushing attack 1. Push drag back towards 6:00 into a right neutral bow. 2. Shuffle forward between your assailants arms towards 12:00. 2. Grab your assailants head with your left hand. 3. Execute a right forearm strike to your assailants left temple.

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Purple VI Defense against a hammer lock applied to your right arm 1. Step towards 3:00 into a horse stance. 1. Execute a left reverse elbow to your assailants face. 2. Execute a left reverse elbow to your assailants solar plexus. 3. Execute a left reverse elbow to your assailants face. 4. Step your left foot to 1:30 and pivot into a right neutral bow facing 6:00. Purple VII Defense against a hammer lock 1. Step towards 3:00 into a horse stance. 1. Execute a left reverse elbow to your assailants face. 1. Counter grab your assailants wrist with your right hand. 2. Step your left foot to 1:30 and pivot into a right neutral bow facing 6:00. 2. Use the pivot to twist your assailants arm into an armbar. 3. Execute a right snap kick to your assailants midsection. Purple VIII Defense against a two hand choke from behind 1. Step your left foot to 1:30 and pivot into a right neutral bow facing 6:00. 1. Execute a right outside block. 1. Execute a left knuckle strike to your assailants throat. 2. Execute a right elbow strike to your assailants jaw to finish. Purple IX Defense against a two hand choke from behind 1. Step your left foot to 1:30 and pivot into a right neutral bow facing 6:00. 1. Execute a right outside block. 1. Trap your assailants right arm with your right hand. 2. Shuffle forward and place your right foot behind your assailants right foot. 2. Bend and twist your assailants arm in a chicken wing/keylock/armlock. 2. Take your assailant to the ground. Purple X Defense against a two hand choke from behind 1. Step your left foot to 1:30 and pivot into a right neutral bow facing 6:00. 1. Execute a right outside block. 1. Trap your assailants right arm with your right hand. 2. Execute a right knee strike to your assailants solar plexus. 3. Plant your right foot to 9:00 (since you are facing 6:00) in a right neutral bow. 3. Apply pressure to your assailants elbow with your left to activate an armbar.

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BLUE BELT REQUIREMENTS


Blue I Defense against a hand shake set up 1. Use your right hand to turn your assailants arm so that his elbow is down. 1. Execute a left upward forearm strike to your assailants elbow. 2. Step your left foot forward into a left neutral bow. 2. Execute a left inward elbow strike to your assailants ribs. 3. Pivot to face 3:00 into a right neutral bow. 3. Control your assailant with an arm bar. (Right hand controlling right hand, left pressing on shoulder.) 4. Step your left foot to 3:00 into a left neutral bow. 4. Force your assailant to the ground by applying pressure to his shoulder. Blue II Defense against a hand shake set up 1. Rotate your right hand to the outside to counter grab your assailants wrist. 2. Execute a heel palm strike to your assailants elbow to break. 2. Execute a right snap kick to your assailants left knee. Blue III Defense against a right grab to your left shoulder 1. Pin your assailants hand to your shoulder with your left hand. 1. Step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow. 1. Execute a right straight punch to your assailants chin. 2. Grab your assailants head with your right hand and pull forward. 2. Execute a right knee strike to your assailants face. 3. Plant your right foot back to 6:00 into a left neutral bow. 3. Continue to pull your assailants head to pull him to the ground. Blue IV Defense against a hammer lock applied to your right arm. 1. Step your right foot towards 3:00 into a horse stance. 2. Step your left foot around behind your assailants legs. 2. Execute a left elbow strike to your assailants face. 3. Loop around the arm controlling yours with your left to apply an armbar. 4. Step your right foot back into a left neutral bow. 4. Push with your left arm to swing your assailant in front of you. 5. Execute a right elbow to the base of your assailants skull. 5. Execute a right knee strike to your assailants face.

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Blue V Defense against a rear bear hug, arms free 1. Drive your knuckles into the back of your assailants hands. 2. Execute double elbow strikes to your assailants biceps to force a release. 3. Trap your assailants right wrist with your right hand. 4. Step with your left foot forward into a left neutral bow. 4. Pivot towards 6:00 into a right neutral bow. 5. Apply a wrist activated armbar/come along hold to the trapped arm. 6. Push forward on your assailants wrist to force him to bend over. 7. Execute a left snap kick to your assailants face. Blue VI Defense against a rear bear hug, arms free 1. Step with your right foot towards 3:00 into a horse stance. 1. Execute double elbow strikes to your assailants biceps to force a release. 2. Step your left foot around behind your assailants into a horse stance. 2. Execute a left elbow strike to your assailants face to knock over legs. 3. Pivot with a right punch to your assailants solar plexus. (Note: Crashing Wings AK-O) Blue VII Defense against a rear bear hug, arms pinned 1. Step with your right foot towards 3:00 into a horse stance. 1. Execute a left hammer fist to your assailants groin. 2. Step your left foot behind your assailants into a horse stance. 2. Execute a left elbow strike straight up into the chin. 3. Pivot with a right punch to your assailants solar plexus.

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GREEN BELT REQUIREMENTS


Green I Defense against a right hand grab to your left shoulder 1. Step your left foot back to 6:00 into a right neutral bow. 1. Execute a left outward block. 1. Grab your assailants right wrist with your left hand. 2. Step forward into a right neutral bow. 2. Pull on your assailants arm with your left arm. 2. Execute a right heel palm strike to your assailants nose. 3. Execute a left half fist strike to your assailants face. 4. Execute a right punch to the solar plexus. Green II Defense against a right hand grab to your left shoulder 1. Step your right foot back into a left neutral bow. 1. Pin your assailants right hand to your shoulder with your right hand. 1. Execute a left inward block to break your assailants arm and bend him over. 2. Shuffle forward maintaining your left neutral bow. 2. Execute a left elbow strike to your assailants ribs. 3. Execute a left downward elbow strike to your assailants head. Green III Defense against a left shoulder push from behind 1. Step your left foot forward into a left neutral bow. 2. Pivot to face 6:00 into a right neutral bow. 2. Execute a left snap kick to your assailants midsection. Green IV Defense against a left shoulder push from behind 1. Step your right foot forward into a right neutral bow. 2. Pivot to face 6:00 into a left neutral bow. 2. Execute a left jumping kick to your assailants midsection. Green V Defense against a handshake and sucker punch 1. Pull sharply with your right hand to pull your assailant off balance. 1. Execute a right knee strike to the midsection. 2. Plant your right foot down behind your assailants legs. 2. Push your assailants right shoulder with your right hand to sweep to ground. Green VI Defense against a right grab to your left wrist 1. Step forward with your left leg into a left neutral bow. 1. Counter grab your assailants right wrist with your left hand. 2. Execute a left roundhouse kick to your assailants ribs. 3. Execute a left roundhouse kick to your assailants thigh.

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Green VII Defense against a right grab to your left wrist 1. Grab your assailants grabbing arm with your right hand. 2. Peel the arm off and apply a wrist activated armbar/come along hold. 3. Step forward with your left foot into a left neutral bow. 3. Execute a left elbow strike to your assailants face. 4. Execute a left reverse elbow strike to your assailants face. Green VIII Defense against a right grab to your left wrist 1. Twist your left wrist counter clockwise to break your assailants grasp. 2. Counter grab his grabbing hand with your left. 2. Execute a right knap kick to your assailants mid section. 3. Grab your assailants head with your right hand and pull down. 3. Execute a right knee lift into your assailants face.

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3rd DEGREE BROWN BELT REQUIREMENTS


3rd Brown I Defense against a right grab to your left wrist 1. Grab your assailants grabbing arm with your right hand. 2. Peel the arm off and apply a wrist activated armbar/come along hold. 3. Step forward with your left foot into a left neutral bow. 3. Execute a left elbow strike to your assailants ribs. 4. Execute a left elbow strike to your assailants face. 4. Apply pressure to the back of your assailants arm with your left forearm. 5. Step your left foot towards 3:00 into a left neutral bow facing 3:00 5. Force your assailant to the ground. 6. Execute a right downward punch to your assailants temple. 3rd Brown II Defense against a left hand shoulder grab to your right shoulder 1. Step in with your right foot into a horse stance facing 9:00 1. Loop your right arm around your assailants grabbing arm. 2. Execute a left punch across your body to your assailants face. 3. Pull with your upper body to force your assailant over your right leg. 3rd Brown III Defense against a left hand shoulder grab to your right shoulder 1. Step back with your left foot into a Right Neutral bow. 1. Grab your assailants hand with your left across your body. 1. Execute a right elbow strike on top of your assailants arm to pull him in towards you. 2. Grab your assailants left shoulder with your right hand. 3. Pull with your right hand across your body to turn your assailants back to you. 3. Loop your left arm around your assailants neck and apply a rear naked choke to finish. 3rd Brown IV Defense against left hand shoulder grab to your right shoulder followed by a right hook punch 1. Step back with your left foot into a right neutral bow. 1. Execute a right outward block 1. Trap your assailants right wrist with your right hand. 2. Pull your assailants right wrist toward you. 2. Grab your assailants left shoulder with your left hand and pull so that his back is facing you. 3. Loop your left arm around your assailants neck and apply a rear naked choke to finish. 3rd Brown V Defense against a two handed choke from behind. 1. Step back with your right foot into a horse stance facing 3:00. 1. Execute a right outward block. 2. Step across your right foot with your left into a twist stance facing 3:00. 3. Pivot clockwise so that you are facing 9:00 in a horse stance. 3. Grab your assailants left shoulder with your left hand and pull him so that his back is facing you. 4. Loop your left arm around your assailants neck and apply a rear naked choke to finish.

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3rd Brown VI Defense against a two handed on rushing push 1. Step back with your left foot into a right neutral bow. 1. Come in between the outstretched arms with a cross block. 2. Follow with a left back fist to the right side of your assailants face 3. Grab your assailants left shoulder with your right hand 3. Spin them around to apply a rear naked choke. 3rd Brown VII Defense against an overhead Club attack 1. Step forward with your left foot into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute an upward cross block with your right on top. 2. Bring the arm to the inside and spin 360 degrees underneath the arm. 3. Take away the weapon with your right hand. 3. Execute a low strike to your assailants knee with the weapon. 4. Finish with a strike to your assailants face with the weapon. 3rd Brown VIII Defense against a right snap kick 1. Step back with your right foot into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a lower cross block with your right on top and trap your assailants foot. 2. Grab your assailants heel with your left hand. 2. Grab your assailants toes with your right hand. 3. Twist your assailants ankle to spin your assailant around. 4. Execute a right snap kick to your assailants supporting leg. 4. Push your assailants foot forward to force him to the ground. 5. Follow up with a right punch to finish. 3rd Brown IX Defense against a right snap kick 1. Step back with your right foot into a right neutral bow. 1. Execute a right inward low block. 1. Execute a left outward low block. Addition (Thrusting Salute) 2. Execute a right snap kick to your assailants groin. 2. Follow with a right palm heel strike to your assailants chin to finish. 3rd Brown X Defense against a right roundhouse kick 1. Raise your left leg to catch your assailants kick on your shin to block

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2nd DEGREE BROWN BELT REQUIREMENTS


2nd Brown I Defense again a right overhead club attack 1. Step drag with your left foot towards 7:30 into a right neutral bow facing 1:30. 1. Execute a right outward block and trap your assailants arm. 2. Step forward with your left leg into a left neutral bow facing 1:30. 2. Apply pressure to the back of your assailants wrist with your left into an armbar. 3. Execute a right snap kick to your assailants body. 4. Drop your left hand down to your assailants hand and apply a come along hold. 4. Remove the weapon from your assailants grasp. 2nd Brown II Defense against a right overhead club attack 1. Step drag with your left foot towards 7:30 into a right neutral bow facing 1:30. 1. Execute a right outward block and trap your assailants arm. 2. Shuffle forward remaining in your right neutral bow. 2. Chop your assailants elbow down with your left to bend his arm back. 3. Push up on your assailants elbow with your left hand. 3. Push forward on your assailants wrist with your right hand. 3. Shuffle into your assailant to force him to the ground with a chicken wing throw. 2nd Brown III Defense against a right overhead club attack 1. Step drag with your left foot towards 7:30 into a right neutral bow facing 1:30. 1. Execute a right outward block and trap your assailants arm. 2. Shuffle forward remaining in your right neutral bow. 2. Chop your assailants elbow down with your left to bend his arm back. 3. Grab your assailants shoulder with your left. 3. Pull your assailant into a right knee to the mid section 4. Plant your right foot forward into a right neutral bow. 4. Push your assailant to the ground with a chicken wing throw. 2nd Brown IV Defense against a right knife backhand slash (angle 2) 1. Step your left leg forward in to a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a right outside block and trap your assailants arm. 1. Grab your assailants left shoulder with your left hand. 2. Pivot to face 3:00 into a horse stance so that your assailants back is towards you. 3. Apply a rear naked choke. 4. Execute a left kick to the back of your assailants knee to take him to the ground.

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2nd Brown V Defense again a right knife backhand slash (angle 2) 1. Step your left leg forward in to a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a right outside block and trap your assailants arm. 2. Pivot to face 3:00 in a right neutral bow. 3. Step forward into a left neutral bow facing 3:00 3. Execute a forearm strike to your assailants elbow with your left. 4. Execute a right Snap kick to your assailants body. 5. Plant your right foot back into a left neutral bow. 5. Drop your left hand down to your assailants hand and apply a come along hold. 6. Strip the knife from your assailants hand to finish. 2nd Brown VI Defense again a right knife backhand slash (angle 2) 1. Step your left leg forward in to a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a right outside block and trap your assailants arm. 2. Pivot to face 3:00 in a right neutral bow. 2. Grab your assailants wrist with your left hand so that its held in both of your hands. 3. Spin underneath the arm to apply a wrist activated armbar. 4. Execute a right kick to your assailants face. 5. Disarm the knife to finish. 2nd Degree Brown Belt VII Defense again a right overhead stab with a knife (Angle 8, reverse grip) 1. Step with your right foot into a right neutral bow. 1. Execute a left outward block. 2. Step your right foot across your body into a right twist stance. 3. Unwind to face 6:00 in a horse stance. 3. Toss your assailant over your shoulder with a shoulder throw. 2nd Degree Brown Belt VIII Defense again a stabbing attack with a knife (angle 5) 1. Step your left leg back in to a right neutral bow. 1. Execute a right downward block and trap your assailants arm. 2. Grab your assailants wrist with your left hand so that its held in both of your hands. 3. Spin underneath the arm to apply a wrist activated armbar. 4. Execute a right kick to your assailants face. 5. Disarm the knife to finish.

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Dragon Kenpo Requirements for 1st Degree Brown Belt


1st Degree Brown Belt Technique I Defense against a right stabbing attack with a knife (Angle 5) 1. Step forward with your left foot into a left neutral bow 1. Execute a right downward outward block. 2. Pivot to face 3:00 into a horse stance. 2. Grab your assailants hands with both of yours. 3. Pivot 180 degrees underneath your assailants arm. 3. Guide the knife into your assailants midsection. 1st Degree Brown Belt Technique II Defense against a gun threat from 6:00, pointed at the back of your head 1. Raise your hands in surrender. 1. Step back with your right foot into a left neutral bow facing 12:00 1. Pivot 180 degree into a right neutral bow facing 6:00 Note: Your right raised arm should knock the gun out of the line of fire. 2. Step towards 6:00 into a left neutral bow with your left foot. 2. Execute a left stepping punch to your assailants face. 2. Grab your assailants wrist with your right hand. 3. Step towards 9:00 with your left foot so that you are facing 12:00 in a horse stance. 3. Break your assailants arm over your shoulder and take the gun. 4. Pivot to face your assailant and point the gun at him. 1st Degree Brown Belt Technique III Defense against a gun threat from 6:00, pointed at the back of your head 1. Raise your hands in surrender. 1. Step back with your right foot into a left neutral bow facing 12:00 1. Pivot 180 degree into a right neutral bow facing 6:00 Note: Your right raised arm should knock the gun out of the line of fire. 2. Step towards 6:00 into a left neutral bow with your left foot. 2. Execute a left elbow strike to your assailants face. 2. Grab your assailants wrist with your right hand. 3. Execute a right knee strike to your assailants face. 3. Execute a right knee strike to your assailants arm to weaken his grasp of the gun. 4. Take your assailants weapon and point it at him as you move away. 1st Degree Brown Belt Technique IV Defense against a gun threat from 9:00, you are perpendicular to your assailant 1. Execute a left outward block and trap your assailants hand. 2. Pivot to face your assailant in a left neutral bow. 3. Execute a right snap kick to your assailants body. 4. Land in a right neutral bow facing 9:00. 4. Grab your assailants head with your right hand. 4. Pull your assailants head into a right knee to the face. 5. Spin underneath your assailants arm to apply a come along hold. 6. Take the gun from your assailant and point it at him as you move away.

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1st Degree Brown Belt Technique V Defense against a gun threat from 9:00, you are perpendicular to your assailant 1. Execute a left outward block and trap your assailants hand. 2. Deliver a left side kick into your assailants ribs. 3. Plant into a left neutral bow facing 9:00. 4. Step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow. 4. Grab your assailants elbow with your right hand. 5. Step forward with your left foot into a left neutral bow. 5. Disarm your assailant. 5. Drive your assailant back and to the ground with a chicken wing throw. 1st Degree Brown Belt Technique VI Defense against a gun threat from 6:00, pointed at the back of your head 1. Raise your hands in surrender. 1. Step back with your left foot into a right neutral bow facing 12:00 1. Pivot 180 degree into a left neutral bow facing 6:00 Note: Your left raised arm should knock the gun out of the line of fire. 2. Grab your assailants wrist with your left hand. 2. Step towards 6:00 into a right neutral bow with your right foot. 2. Execute a right stepping punch to your assailants face. 3. Step your right foot across your left into a twist stance. 4. Unwind into a horse stance facing 12:00. 4. Throw your assailant over your shoulder with a shoulder throw. 1st Degree Brown Belt Technique VII Gun threat from 12:00, pointed at your face 1. Step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow. 1. Execute a left outside block and trap your assailants wrist. 2. Grab the barrel of the gun with your right hand. 2. Spin the gun around to take control of it. 3. Shuffle back, pointing the gun at your assailant.

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Dragon Kenpo Requirements for 1st Degree Black Belt


1st Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique I Defense against a right downward club attack (Angle 8) 1. Step your right foot back towards 4:30 into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a left outward block and trap your assailants hand. 2. Step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow facing 10:30. 2. Come under your assailants elbow with your right hand to grab your left wrist. 3. Apply torque to your assailants elbow with a key lock throw. 4. Drop your right knee into your assailants body. 4. Finish with a right punch to your assailants face. 1st Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique II Defense against a right downward club attack (Angle 8) 1. Step with your left foot back towards 7:30 into a right neutral bow facing 1:30. 1. Execute a right outward block and trap your assailants hand. 2. Step forward into a left neutral bow facing 1:30. 2. Execute a left elbow strike to your assailants face. 3. Step back with your left foot into a right neutral bow. 3. Take your assailant to the ground with a wrist lock. 4. Drop your right knee into your assailants body. 4. Finish with a right punch to your assailants face. 1st Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique III Defense against a straight right punch 1. Step forward with your left foot into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a right outward block and trap your assailants wrist. 1. Execute a left rising block to break your assailants elbow. 2. Chop down on your assailants elbow with your left hand to bend it. 2. Step in with your right foot into a right neutral bow. 2. Twist your assailants right wrist with your right hand. 2. Throw your assailant to the ground with a wrist lock. 1st Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique IV Defense against a straight right punch 1. Step back with your right foot into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a left outward block and trap your assailants wrist. 2. Step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow. 2. Execute a right heel palm strike to your assailants face. 3. Come under your assailants elbow with your right and grab your wrist. 3. Take your assailant to the ground with a key lock throw. 4. Drop your right knee into your assailants body. 4. Finish with a right punch to your assailants face.

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1st Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique V Defense against a straight right punch 1. Step back with your left foot into a right neutral bow. 1. Execute a right inside block. 2. Step forward with your left foot into a horse stance facing 3:00. 2. Execute a knife hand strike to your assailants elbow to break it. 3. Grab your assailants right shoulder with your left hand. 4. Pull with your left hand. 4. Kick your assailants right foot out from underneath him with your left foot. 5. Drop your right knee into your assailants body. 5. Finish with a right punch to your assailants face. 1st Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique VI Defense against a straight right punch 1. Step back with your right foot into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a left outward block and trap your assailants wrist. 2. Kick your assailants midsection with your right leg. 3. Execute a right upper cut to your assailants chin. 3. Plant your right leg beside your assailants right leg in a neutral bow facing 10:30. 4. Pivot to face 4:00 into a left neutral bow. 4. Toss your assailant over your hip. 5. Drop your right knee into your assailants body. 5. Finish with a right punch to your assailants face. 1st Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique VII Defense against a straight right punch 1. Step back with your right foot into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a left outward block and trap your assailants wrist. 2. Step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow facing 10:30 2. Grab your assailant around the neck. 3. Pivot 180 degrees to face 6:00 in a left neutral bow. 3. Toss your assailant over your hip. 4. Drop your right knee into your assailants body. 4. Finish with a right punch to your assailants face.

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Red Belt Instructor Techniques


Instructor Self Defense Technique I Defense against a straight right punch from 12:00 with a wall at 6:00 1. Step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow. 1. Execute a left outward block. 2. Grab your assailants right shoulder with your left hand. 3. Step your right foot back to 9:00 to face 3:00 into a left neutral bow. 3. Pull your assailant with your as your step back to pull his head into the wall. 4. Execute a right punch to your assailants head. 5. Grab your assailants head with your right hand. 5. Execute a right knee strike to your assailants face. OR 1. Step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow. 1. Execute a left outward block. 2. Grab your assailants right shoulder with your left hand. 3. Step your left foot back to 3:00 to face 9:00 into a right neutral bow. 3. Pull your assailant with your as your step back to pull him backward into the wall. 4. When your assailant rebounds off the wall, execute a right punch to his head. 5. Grab your assailants head with your right hand. 5. Execute a right knee strike to your assailants face. Instructor Self Defense Technique II Defense against a straight right punch from 12:00 with a wall at 6:00 1. Step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow. 1. Execute a left outward block. 1. Execute a right elbow strike to your assailants face. 2. Follow up with a right outward hand sword to your assailants neck. 3. Grab your assailants neck with your right hand and pull. 3. Execute a right knee to your assailants face. 4. Skip your right foot back and around to 7:30. 4. Use the momentum from the skip to pull your assailant head first into the wall. Instructor Self Defense Technique III Defense against a straight right punch from 12:00 with a wall at 6:00 1. Step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow. 1. Execute a left outward block. 2. Wrap your right arm around your assailants right arm in a figure four lock. 3. Step your left foot back to 3:00 and pull your assailant backwards into the wall. 4. Grab his head with both of your hands and pull. 4. Execute a right knee strike to the face. 5. Finish with a left elbow to the back of the head. Instructor Self Defense Technique IV Defense against a straight right punch from 12:00 with a wall at 6:00 1. Step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow facing 10:30. 1. Execute a left outward block and trap your assailants wrist. 1. Execute a right elbow strike to your assailants chin. 2. Pivot to face 6:00 into a left neutral bow. 2. Throw your assailant over your hip into the wall.

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Instructor Self Defense Technique V Defense against a downward club swing from 12:00 with a wall at 6:00 1. Step your left foot back towards 7:30 into a right neutral bow facing 1:30. 1. Execute a right outward block. 2. Grab your assailants left shoulder with your left hand. 3. Step with your left foot towards 3:00 so that you face 9:00 in a right neutral bow. 3. Pull your assailant backwards into the wall. 4. Execute a right knee to your assailants midsection. 5. Finish with a left elbow strike to the back of your assailants head.

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Dragon Kenpo Requirements for 2nd Degree Black Belt


2nd Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique I Defense against a left flanking headlock using right arm 1. Step forward with your right foot into a right closed kneel. 1. Execute a left ridgehand strike to your assailants groin. 2. Grab your assailant behind his knee with your left hand. 2. Grab your assailants ankle with your right hand. 3. Pull on your assailants leg to take him to the ground on his back. 4. Execute a right kick to his face to finish. 2nd Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique II Defense against a straight right punch 1. Step your right foot forward into a right neutral bow facing 12:00. 1. Execute a left outward block and trap his hand. 2. Pivot to face 9:00 in a deep horse stance. 2. Grab your assailants right thigh with your right arm. 3. Pull your assailant across your shoulders and throw with a firemans throw. 4. Finish with a left stomp to your assailants face. 2nd Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique III Defense against a double wrist grab from 12:00 1. Turn your right arm palm up. 1. Grab your assailants left hand with your left hand. 2. Peel your assailants left hand off your right into a wrist lock. 3. Step back with your right leg into a left neutral bow. 3. Twist your assailants wrist to take him to the ground. 4. Kick your assailant with your right foot. 4. Twist your assailants wrist to break it. 5. Return to a ready stance. 2nd Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique IV Defense against a right to right cross wrist grab 1. Rotate your right wrist over to counter grab his wrist. 1. Step forward with your left foot into a left neutral bow. 1. Execute a left elbow to your assailants face. 2. Apply pressure on your assailants elbow with your left to force him to kneel. 3. Execute a right snap kick to your assailants face. 4. Strike your assailants elbow with your left to break his arm. 2nd Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique V Defense against a bear hug from 6:00 with arms pinned 1. Step your right foot into a horse stance. 1. Execute a left hand sword to your assailants groin. 2. Step your left foot around behind your assailants legs. 3. Push your assailant over your leg with your left arm. 4. Pivot to face 6:00 with a right snap kick to your assailants face. (Note: Variation of Crashing Wings)

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2nd Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique VI Defense against a two hand choke from 12:00 1. Grab your assailants right bicep with your left hand. 1. Grab your assailants triceps with your right hand. 2. Push with your right hand. 2. Pull with your left hand. 3. Step back with your left foot towards 4:30 to face 10:30 in a right neutral bow. 3. Take your assailant to the ground. 4. Drop your left knee into a right close kneel. 4. Execute a left punch to your assailants face. 2nd Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique VII Defense against a right grab to your left lapel 1. Pin your assailants hand to your body with your left hand. 1. Step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow. 1. Grab your assailants elbow with your right hand. 2. Force his arm to bend into a hammer lock. 2. As your assailant bends over, execute a right knee lift to the face.

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Dragon Kenpo Requirements for 3rd Degree Black Belt


3rd Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique I Defense against a right roundhouse kick 1. Step with your right foot into a right neutral bow. 1. Execute a left outside scoop block. 2. Execute a hand sword to the back of your assailants knee to bend it. 2. Apply a figure four lock to your assailants knee. 3. Push him to the ground and apply a knee crank to finish. 3rd Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique II Defense against an overhead stab (Angle 8) 1. Step your left leg back into a right neutral bow facing 1:30. 1. Execute a right outside block. 2. Step forward with your left foot. 2. Grab your assailants chin with your left hand. 2. Grab the back of your assailants head with your right hand. 3. Twist sharply to break your assailants neck. 4. Execute a right snap kick to your assailants spine to kick him away from you. 3rd Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique III Defense against a right snap kick from 12:00 1. Step drag to your left. 1. Execute a right outward knee block to turn your assailants back toward you. 2. Apply a rear naked choke to your assailant. 3. Step your right foot across your left in a twist stance. 3. Unwind to face 9:00 with a hip throw to take your assailant to the ground. 3rd Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique IV Defense against a right finger pointed at your chest from 12:00 1. Grab your assailants finger with your left hand from underneath. 1. Grab your assailants elbow with your right hand. 2. Twist your assailants arm into a hammer lock. 2. Execute a right kick to your assailants right knee to take him to the ground. 3. Execute a left knee to the back of your assailants skull to finish. 3rd Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique V Defense against a full nelson from 6:00 1. Reach up with your right hand and grab your assailants chin. 1. Reach up with your left hand and grab the back of your assailants head. 2. Step back with your right foot into a left neutral bow facing 12:00 2. Twist your assailants head to take him to the ground. 3. Drop into a left close kneel. 3. Execute a left punch to your assailants face. 3rd Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique VI Defense against a full nelson from 6:00 1. Snap your head backwards to crush your assailants fingers. 2. Relax your knees and grab opponents head. 3. Throw with a head gripped shoulder throw.

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3rd Degree Black Belt Self Defense Technique VII Defense against a right snap kick 1. Step back with your right foot into a left neutral bow. 1. Catch your assailants heel with your left hand. 1. Grab your assailants toes with your right hand. 2. Twist your assailants foot to turn over his body. 3. Execute a snap kick to your assailants body to finish. COUNTER 1. Execute a snap kick. 2. Your assailant grabs and twists your foot 2. Bend over and put your hands on the ground. 2. Fire a donkey kick into your assailants face to stomach to finish.

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