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The Institute of Modern Personal Combat Tactics and Training PRESENTS

AMERICAN KENPO KARAMBIT
PART 2
OFFENSIVE & DEFENSIVE METHODS

The Complete and Authoritative Guide

Since the physical activities described herein may be too strenuous in nature for some readers to engage in safely.com i . or any person or organization whatsoever. implicitly or explicitly. This publication is intended as a technical study of the American Kenpo Karambit and in no manner.com Names of Practice Combat Scenarios Copyright © 2003 by Kevin Lamkin No part of this work may be reproduced by any mechanical. endorses nor is endorsed by United Cutlery. or electronic process or otherwise copied for public or private use without prior written permission of the author. Printed in the United States of America American Kenpo Karambit Copyright 2004 by Eric Lamkin and Elite-Fighters.com are NOT RESPONSIBLE in any manner whatsoever for any injury or death that may result from the use or misuse from practicing the techniques and/or following the instructions given within. Please note that the author(s) and the Elite -Fighters. Similar weapons may be substituted for those that are shown in this publication. Copyright © 2004 by Eric Lamkin and Elite-Fighters. it is essential that a physician be consulted prior to training.DISCLAIMER This publication is for informational purposes only. Gil Hibben. photographic. magnetic.

Contents Disclaimer Safety Legal Advisory Rules of Engagement TWELVE ANGLES OF ATTACK Twelve Angles of Attack Basic Striking Patterns 12 ANGLE STRIKING SET DEFENSES Angle 1 Defenses Angle 2 Defenses Angle 3 Defenses Angle 4 Defenses Angle 5 Defenses Angle 6 Defenses Angle 7 Defenses Angle 8&9 Defense Angle 10&11 Defenses Angle 12 Defenses TRAINING DRILLS 1 2 5 7 12 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 American Kenpo Karambit Copyright 2004 by Eric Lamkin and Elite-Fighters.com ii .

Practice all movements in a slow and controlled manner.SAFETY Safety should be your primary focus throughout all aspects of your training. Always train with a practice or dummy weapon. 3. 2. American Kenpo Karambit Copyright 2004 by Eric Lamkin and Elite-Fighters. Safety is the responsibility of both you and your training partner. Never use live or sharpened blades. Always wear eye and body protection.com iii . Frequently check the training weapon to verify that it is in proper condition. A broken or damaged training device can be just as dangerous as the real weapon. 4. 5. Keep these safety considerations in mind: 1.

He is in imminent danger of losing his life or receiving great bodily harm. and use of edge weaponry. The Elite Fighter may use only the degree of force that is reasonably necessary to protect himself. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT General Guidelines 1. The decision to use force must be based on logic and necessity. the use of deadly force is not authorized merely to protect property. Use of Force to Protect Others 1. Students who are also members of law enforcement or military personnel should consult with their commanding officer for specialized rules of engagement. 2. The Elite Fighter may not use force merely to prevent the use of offensive or insulting words. Use of Force in Self Defense 1. possession. b. Part of this code of conduct are the Rules of Engagement. An Elite Fighter may use only the degree of force necessar y to protect another person against forcible offense. 2. the fighter may use only such force as is reasonably apparent that the other person could lawfully use to protect himself under the circumstances. 5. concealment. 2. When an Elite Fighter uses force to protect another person. American Kenpo Karambit Copyright 2004 by Eric Lamkin and Elite-Fighters. 3. He reasonably believes that the use of deadly force is necessary to save himself from that danger. Exceptions to this include burglary and home invasions. 4. An Elite Fighter may use deadly force in self defense when he reasonably believes that: a. not on emotions. The Elite Fighter must avoid the use of unnecessary menacing actions for the purposes of intimidation. In general. Students of the Elite Fighter System of Modern Personal Combat adhere to a strict code of conduct. but only when the safety of a human being is in jeopardy.LEGAL ADVISORY The author strongly suggests that the reader take under advisement his/her local laws regarding the ownership. 3.com iv . An Elite Fighter may in some instances use deadly force to prevent a violent or forcible felony involving danger to life or great bodily harm. Force should only be used when it is reasonable to believe that it is necessary to protect oneself against the use or immediate use of unlawful physical force.

com 1 .ELITE FIGHTER SYSTEM OF MODERN COMBAT American Kenpo Karambit TWELVE ANGLES OF ATTACK American Kenpo Karambit Copyright 2004 by Eric Lamkin and Elite-Fighters.

Exotic Weapon American Kenpo Supplement Karambit #1 Copyright 2004 by Eric byLamkin Eric Lamkin and Elite-Fighters. and arms. The Twelve Angles of Attack define the most effective methods of utilizing the American Kenpo Karambit for attack and/or defense. bladder and arms. stomach. ANGLE 2—Outward Downward Diagonal OFFENSIVELY—Target areas include: temple. DEFENSIVELY—Angle 1 may be used defensively in a manner similar to an inward block. DEFENSIVELY—Angle 2 may be used defensively in a manner similar to an outward block. stomach. eyes. NOTE: Angle 4 may be used higher on the body to deliver an outward horizontal slash to the opponent’s throat. side of neck. ANGLE 1—Inward Downward Diagonal OFFENSIVELY—Target areas include: temple.com 17 2 . side of neck.Twelve Kenpo Angle of Karambit Attack TWELVE ANGLES OF ATTACK A common tool used in weapon training is a numbering system to describe the various methods and angles of attack.com and Elite-Fighters. ANGLE 3—Inward Horizontal OFFENSIVELY—Target areas include: rib cage. These twelve striking angles form the foundation for all offensive and defensive study. eyes. NOTE: Angle 3 may be used higher on the body to deliver an inward horizontal slash to the opponent’s throat. ANGLE 4—Outward Horizontal OFFENSIVELY—Target areas include: rib cage.

com 17 3 . chest. chest. Exotic Weapon American Kenpo Supplement Karambit #1 Copyright 2004 by Eric byLamkin Eric Lamkin and Elite-Fighters. Angle 7 may be delivered as a slash or a thrust. face.com and Elite-Fighters. ANGLE 7—Inward Upward Diagonal OFFENSIVELY—Target areas include: rib cage. neck. neck. DEFENSIVELY—This may be an integral defensive motion against low-line thrusts. ANGLE 6—Outward Upward Diagonal OFFENSIVELY—Target areas include: rib cage. and neck. NOTE: Depending upon the grip used. DEFENSIVELY—Angle 6 may also be used in a manner similar to an outward downward block.Twelve Kenpo Angle of Karambit Attack ANGLE 5—High Thrust OFFENSIVELY—Target areas include: throat. DEFENSIVELY—This may be utilized as an Offensiv e-Defensive action such as a Stop Thrust. ANGLE 8—Outward Overhead OFFENSIVELY—Target areas include: bridge of nose. xyphoid process.

DEFENSIVELY—This may be an integral defensiv e action against low-line forward or rearward thrusts.com 17 4 . DEFENSIVELY—This may be utilized to escape an opponent’s deflection. face. DEFENSIVELY—This may be utilized as an Offensive-Defense such as a Stop Thrust.com and Elite-Fighters. and neck.Twelve Angles Kenpo of Karambit Attack ANGLE 9—Inward Overhead OFFENSIVELY—Target areas include: bridge of nose. and stomach. DEFENSIVELY—This may be an integral defensive motion against low-line thrusts. ANGLE 10—Rearward Low Thrust OFFENSIVELY—Target areas include: groin and bladder. ANGLE 12—Middle Thrust (palm up) OFFENSIVELY—Target areas include: bladder. and kidney. stomach. ANGLE 11—Upward Vertical OFFENSIVELY—Target areas include: groin. xyphoid process. Exotic Weapon American Kenpo Supplement Karambit #1 Copyright 2004 by Eric byLamkin Eric Lamkin and Elite-Fighters. bladder.

com and Elite-Fighters. you can create various striking patterns. Below are examples of essential striking patterns.com 17 5 .BasicKenpo StrikingKarambit Patterns BASIC STRIKING PATTERNS By combining striking angles. Experiment with the American Kenpo Karambit to develop your own personalized striking pattern. Angle 1 Angle 2 Downward Figure Eight Angle 6 Angle 7 Upward Figure Eight Angle 12 Angle 3 Thrust & Slash Inward Angle 12 Angle 4 Thrust & Slash Outward Exotic Weapon American Kenpo Supplement Karambit #1 Copyright 2004 by Eric byLamkin Eric Lamkin and Elite-Fighters.

BasicKenpo StrikingKarambit Patterns Angle 1 Angle 2 Downward V-Strike Angle 5 Angle 1 Thrust & Slash In Angle 5 Angle 2 Thrust & Slash Out Exotic Weapon American Kenpo Supplement Karambit #1 Copyright 2004 by Eric byLamkin Eric Lamkin and Elite-Fighters.com 17 6 .com and Elite-Fighters.

com 7 .ELITE FIGHTER SYSTEM OF MODERN COMBAT American Kenpo Karambit 12 ANGLE STRIKING SET American Kenpo Karambit Copyright 2004 by Eric Lamkin and Elite-Fighters.

Immediately slide your left foot back to form a Left 45-Degree Cat Stance facing 12:00. Step 4 Pivot clockwise as you plant your right foot toward 6:00.12 Angle Striking Set 12 ANGLE STRIKING SET Step 1 Begin in an Attention Stance. step toward 9:00 and form an Informal Salutation. Cover low with your left hand as your right hand forms a Preparatory Cock. Step 2 With your left foot. your gaze is toward 12:00).com 8 . American Kenpo Karambit Copyright 2004 by Eric Lamkin and Elite-Fighters. Cover high with your left hand as you draw the weapon from your boot. Step 3 Slide your right foot back and form a Left OneLegged Stance (your body faces 9:00.

com 9 . Deliver an Angle 1 Slash. step forward and form a Right Neutral Bow Stance. American Kenpo Karambit Copyright 2004 by Eric Lamkin and Elite-Fighters. Cover with your left hand. Cover with your left hand.12 Angle Striking Set Step 5 With your right foot. Step 6 Deliver an Angle 2 Slash. Step 9 Deliver an Angle 5 Thrust. Cover with your left hand. Step 8 Deliver an Angle 4 Slash. Step 7 Deliver an Angle 3 Slash. Cover with your left hand. Cover with your left hand.

Cover with your left hand. Cover with your left hand. Step 14 Deliver an Angle 10 Thrust.12 Angle Striking Set Step 10 Deliver an Angle 6 Slash. Step 13 Deliver an Angle 9 Pommel Strike.com 10 . Cover with your left hand. Cover with your left hand. Step 12 Deliver an Angle 8 Pommel Strike. American Kenpo Karambit Copyright 2004 by Eric Lamkin and Elite-Fighters. Cover with your left hand. Step 11 Deliver an Angle 7 Slash.

your gaze is toward 12:00) Cover high with your left hand as you re-holster your weapon. Cover with your left hand. American Kenpo Karambit Copyright 2004 by Eric Lamkin and Elite-Fighters. Step 17 Slide your right foot back and form a Left OneLegged Stance (your body faces 9:00. Step 16 Deliver an Angle 12 Thrust. Step 19 Finish by sliding your left foot toward your right and forming an Attention Stance.com 11 . Cover with your left hand.12 Angle Striking Set Step 15 Deliver an Angle 11 Slash. Step 18 Plant your right foot toward 3:00 and form an Informal Salutation.