American Kenpo

Yellow Belt Requirements
SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
TITLE
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Delayed Sword ......................... Alternating Maces .................... Sword of Destruction ............... Deflecting Hammer ................. Captured Twigs ....................... The Grasp of Death .................. Checking the Storm .................. Mace of Aggression .................. Attacking Mace ....................... Sword and Hammer .................

as originally taught

ATTACK
Right grab to your left lapel; front Two hand push, low; front Left Roundhouse punch; front Right front step-through kick, front Bearhug, arms pinned; rear Headlock; left flank Overhead club attack; front Two hand lapel grab, pulling in; front Right thrust punch; front Left grab to right shoulder; right flank

KICKS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Front Snap Kick Rear Snap Kick Side Snap Kick (knife-edge) Wheel Kick Side Thrust Kick (side) Roundhouse Kick 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

BLOCKS
Inward (hammering) Inward (thrusting) Outward (vertical) Outward (extended) Upward Downward (outward)

STANCE
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Attention Neutral Bow Horse (training) Horse (fighting) Forward Bow Close Kneel Cat (45 degree)

SETS AND FORMS
Blocking Set #1 Short Form 1 (right side)

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American Kenpo

Orange Belt Requirements
SELF DEFENSE
TITLE
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Clutching Feathers ................... Triggered Salute ....................... Dance of Death ......................... Thrusting Salute ....................... Gift of Destruction .................... Locking Horns .......................... Lone Kimono ............................ Glancing Salute ........................ Five Swords .............................. Buckling Branch ...................... Scraping Hoof .......................... Grip of Death ............................ Crossing Talon ......................... Repeating Mace ....................... Shielding Hammer .................... Striking Serpent’s Head ........... Locked Wing ............................ Obscure Wing .......................... Reversing Mace ....................... Thrusting Prongs ...................... Obscure Sword ........................ Twisted Twig ............................ Raining Claw ............................ Crashing Wings ........................

as originally taught

ATTACK
Left hand hair grab; front Right hand push to left shoulder; front Right straight punch; front Right step-through front kick; front Handshake (sucker punch); front Headlock; front Left hand lapel grab; front Right hand push to right shoulder; front Right step-through roundhouse punch Left step-through front kick; front Full Nelson Right arm headlock; left flank Right grab to right wrist; front Left hand push to chest; front Left step-through hooking punch; front Bear hug, arms free; front Right hammerlock Left hand shoulder grab; right flank Left step-through straight punch; front Bear hug, arms pinned; front Left hand shoulder gra b; right rear flank Wrist lock; front Right uppercut punch; front Bear hug, arms free; rear

KICKS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Front Knee Thrust Front Thrust Kick (ball of foot) Side Thrust Kick (front) Rear Thrust Kick (back kick) Rear Scoop Kick Front Kick - Back Kick Comb. Front Kick - Wheel Kick Comb. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Front Kick - Roundhouse Comb. Front Kick - Side Kick Comb. Front-Back-Side-Wheel Kick Comb. Front Crossover Wheel Kick Front Cross Snapping Knife-edge Rear Crossover Back Kick (shuffle) Rear Crossover Canted Side Kick

SETS AND FORMS

Kicking Set #1 Short Form #1 (both sides)
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American Kenpo

Purple Belt Requirements
SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
TITLE
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

as originally taught

ATTACK

Twirling Wings .......................... Two-hand shoulder grab; rear Snapping Twig .......................... Left hand chest push Leaping Crane .......................... Right step-through punch; front Swinging Pendulum .................. Right roundhouse kick; front Crushing Hammer ..................... Bear hug, arms pinned; rear Captured Leaves ...................... Finger lock; right front flank Evading the Storm .................... Overhead club attack; front Charging Ram ........................... Tackle; front Parting Wings ........................... Two hand push; front Thundering Hammers ............... Right step-through punch; front Squeezing the Peach ............... Bear hug, arms pinned; rear Circling Wing ............................ Two-hand choke, arms bent; rear Calming the Storm .................... Step-through roundhouse club; front Darting Mace ............................ Two-hand wrist grab; front Hooking Wings .......................... Two-hand push, low; front Shield and Sword ...................... Left step-through punch; front Gift in Return ............................ Handshake (sucker punch); front Bow of Compulsion ................... Right wrist lock, chest pin; front Obstructing the Storm .............. Right step-through overhead club; front Twin Kimono.............................. Two-hand lapel grab Sleeper ..................................... Right step-through straight punch; front Spiraling Twig ........................... Bear hug, arms free; rear Cross of Destruction ................ Two hand choke; rear Flight to Fre edom ...................... Right hammerlock

KICKS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Thrusting Sweep Kick (instep) Hooking Heel Kick Spinning Back Kick Spinning Side Kick Heel Hook - Wheel Kick Comb. Wheel Kick - Heel Hook Comb. Rear Cross Hooking Heel Kick 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Dropping Back Kick Replacement Canted Side Kick Replacement Wheel Kick Jump Front Snap Kick Front Chicken Kick Gravity Side Kick (pull-drag) Gravity Wheel Kick (pull-drag)

SETS AND FORMS

Finger Set #1 Coordination Set #1 Long Form #1
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American Kenpo

Blue Belt Requirements
SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
TITLE
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Begging Hands ......................... Thrusting Wedge ....................... Flashing Wings .......................... Hugging Pendulum .................... Repeated Devastation .............. Entangled Wing ......................... Defying the Storm ..................... Raking Mace ............................. Snaking Talon ........................... Shield and Mace ....................... Retreating Pendulum ................ Tripping Arrow ......................... Fallen Cross ............................. Returning Storm ....................... Crossed Twigs .......................... Twist of Fate ............................. Flashing Mace .......................... Gift of Destiny ........................... Wings of Silk ............................. Gripping Talon .......................... Gathering Clouds ..................... Destructive Twins .................... Broken Ram .............................. Circling the Horizon ..................

as originally taught

ATTACK
Two hand wrist grab; front Two hand push, high; front Right step-through punch; front Right thrusting knife-edge kick; front Full nelson Right figure-four lock; front Right step-through roundhouse club Two-hand lapel grab, pulling in; front Two hand push, or double punch; front Right step-through punch; front Right thrusting heel (back) kick; front Bear hug, arms free; front Two-hand choke; rear Right backhanded club; front Two-hand wrist grab; rear Two-hand push; front Right step-through punch; front Handshake (sucker punch); front Elbow pin, (double hammerlock) Left grab to right wrist; front Right step-through punch; front Two-hand choke, pulling in; front Tackle; front Right step-through punch; front

KICKS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Slicing Knife-edge Inward Crescent Kick Outward Crescent Kick Front Scoop Kick Front Leg Sweep (replacement) Rear Leg Sweep (step-through) Spinning Heel Hook 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Inward Crescent - Side Thrust Shuffle Side - Spinning Back Comb. Front-Wheel-Spinning Back Kick Wheel Kick - Back Kick Combination Shuffle Outward Crescent Kick Jump Wheel Kick Rear Chicken Kick Stance Set #1 Short Form #2

SETS AND FORMS

Striking Set #1

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American Kenpo

Green Belt Requirements
SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
TITLE
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

as originally taught

ATTACK

Obscure Claws ......................... Left hand shoulder grab; right flank Encounter with Danger .............. Two hand push, falling; front Circling Destruction .................. Left step-through punch; front Detour from Doom ..................... Right roundhouse kick; front Squatting Sacrifice ................... Bear Hug, arms free; rear Escape from Death ................... Forearm strangle; rear Brushing the Storm ................... Overhead club attack; right flank Menacing Twirl ......................... Belt grab; rear Leap from Danger ..................... Two-hand push, falling; rear Circles of Protection ................. Right overhead punch; front Circle of Doom .......................... Right front kick; front Broken Gift ............................... Handshake (sucker punch); front Heavenly Ascent ....................... Two-hand choke, pulling in; front Capturing the Storm ................. Overhead club; front Conquering Shield .................... Left grab to right lapel; front Taming the Mace ...................... Right step-through punch; against wall Twirling Sacrifice ...................... Full nelson Cross of Death .......................... Two-hand cross-choke; front Securing the Storm ................... Right roundhouse club; front Intercepting the Ram ................ Tackle; front Kneel of Compulsion ................. Right step-through punch; right flank Clipping the Storm .................... Right club thrust to midsection; front Glancing Wing .......................... Right uppercut; front The Back Breaker .................... Right step-through punch; right flank

KICKS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Front Shovel Kick Rear Stiff Leg Raise Reverse Snap Kick (hoof kick) Roundhousing He el Kick Downward Roundhouse Kick Inward Check Kick (instep) Outward Check Kick (knife-edge) 8. Inward Check - Replacement Wheel 9. Jump Back Kick 10. Jump Side Thrust Kick 11. Jump Heel Hook Kick 12. Jump Front Thrust Kick 13. Jump Inward Crescent 14. Flying Side Kick (flying dragon) Long Form #2 Short Form #3

SETS AND FORMS

Coordination Set #2

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American Kenpo

3rd Brown Requirements
SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
TITLE
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

as originally taught

ATTACK

Glancing Spear ........................ Right grab to left wrist; front Thrust into Darkness ................ Right step-through punch; left rear flank Circling Fans ............................. Left-right punch combination; front Rotating Destruction ................. Right front kick - left spinning back kick Falcons of Force ....................... Two men, Shoulder grabs; both sides The Bear and the Ram .............. Two men, Rear bear hug, front punch Raining Lance ........................... Right step-through overhead knife; front Desperate Falcons .................... Two-hand wrist grab; front Leap of Death ............................ Right step-through punch; front Protecting Fans ........................ Left-right punch combination; front Deceptive Panther .................... Right snap kick - roundhouse kick comb. Courting the Tiger ..................... Two men, wrist grabs, both sides Gathering of the Snakes ........... Two men, left punch-front; right punch rear Glancing Lance ........................ Knife thrust, high; front Dominating Circles ................... Right off-set grab to right shoulder; front Destructive Fans ...................... Right step-through punch; left flank Unfurling Crane ........................ Left-right punch combination; front Grasping Eagles ....................... Two men, right arm grab, rear; lapel grab front Parting of the Snakes ............... Two men, rear push into a right punch Thrusting Lance ....................... Knife thrust, low; front Blinding Sacrifice ..................... Two-hand grab or choke; front Snakes of Wisdom ..................... Two men, left & right shoulder grabs; sides Entwined Lance ........................ Right knife thrust, high; front Falling Falcon ........................... Right grab to left lapel; front

KICKS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Snapping Calf Raise Outward Roundhouse Kick Hopping Front Thrust Kick Sliding Front Thrust Kick Front Leg Reap (replacement) Rear Leg Reap (step through) Front Crossover Stomp Striking Set #2 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Rear Crossover Stomp Reverse Spinning Wheel Kick Jump Spinning Back Kick Jump Spinning Crescent Kick Crescent-Jump Spinning Crescent Comb. Front Kick - Jump Spinning Back Kick Wheel Kick - Jump Spinning Back Kick Stance Set #2 Long Form #3

SETS AND FORMS

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American Kenpo

2nd Brown Requirements d
SELF DEFENSE
TITLE
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Fatal Cross ............................... Twirling Hammers ..................... Defensive Cross ........................ Dance of Darkness ................... Marriage of the Rams ................ The Ram and the Eagle ............. Escape from the Storm ............. Circling Windmills .................... Destructive Kneel ..................... Bowing to Buddha .................... Reversing Circles ..................... Reprimanding the Bears ........... Circling the Storm ..................... Unfolding the Dark .................... Unwinding Pendulum ................ Piercing Lance ......................... Escape from the Darkness ....... Capturing the Rod .................... Pra nce of the Tiger ................... Broken Rod .............................. Entwined Maces ....................... Defying the Rod ........................ Fatal Deviation ......................... Twisted Rod .............................

as originally taught

ATTACK
Two-hand grab or push low; front Left step-through punch; front Right snap kick; front Right kick followed by a right punch; front Two men, double shoulder grabs; sides Two men, front right punch, rear collar grab Right overhead club; right flank Two-hand push followed by right punch; front Right step-through punch; front Right roundhouse kick, kneeling; front Left roundhouse kick followed by left punch Two men, front right punch & rear bear hug Right club thrust; front Left step-through punch; right rear flank Right kick followed by right punch; front Right knife thrust, arms up; front Right step-through punch; left rear flank Right pistol holdup, close; front Right step-through uppercut; right flank Right pistol holdup, against back; rear Left-right punch combination; front Right pistol holdup, high; front Right-left punch combination; front Right pistol holdup, close; front

KICKS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Front Thrust Kick (heel of foot) Reverse Spinning Stiff-Leg Reap Sliding Wheel Kick (S.W.K.) S.W.K. - Spinning Outward Crescent S.W.K. - Reverse Spinning Wheel Kick S.W.K. - Jumping Wheel Kick S.W.K. - Jumping Spinning Crescent 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. S.W.K. - Jumping Wheel Kick Spring Side Thrust Kick Spring Back Thrust Kick Spring Wheel Kick Spring Heel Hook Jump Spinning Heel Hook Wheel - Jump Wheel Kick Comb. Long Form #4

SETS AND FORMS

Two-Man Set (both sides)
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American Kenpo

1st Brown Requirements
SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
TITLE
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Clutching Feathers ................... Triggered Salute ....................... Dance of Death ......................... Thrusting Salute ....................... Gift of Destruction .................... Locking Horns .......................... Lone Kimono ............................ Glancing Salute ........................ Five Swords .............................. Buckling Branch ...................... Scraping Hoof .......................... Grip of Death ............................ Crossing Talon ......................... Repeating Mace ....................... Shielding Hammer .................... Striking Serpent’s Head ........... Locked Wing ............................ Obscure Wing .......................... Reversing Mace ....................... Thrusting Prongs ...................... Obscure Sword ........................ Twisted Twig ............................ Raining Claw ............................ Crashing Wings ........................

as originally taught

ATTACK
Left hand hair grab; front Right hand push to left shoulder; front Right straight punch; front Right step-through front kick; front Handshake (sucker punch); front Headlock; front Left hand lapel grab; front Right hand push to right shoulder; front Right step-through roundhouse punch Left step-through front kick; front Full Nelson Right arm headlock; left flank Right grab to right wrist; front Left hand push to chest; front Left step-through hooking punch; front Bear hug, arms free; front Right hammerlock Left hand shoulder grab; right flank Left step-through straight punch; front Bear hug, arms pinned; front Left hand shoulder grab; right rear flank Wrist lock; front Right uppercut punch; front Bear hug, arms free; rear

KICKS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Front-Wheel-Jump Spinning Back Dropping Side Kick Dropping Wheel Kick Knee Trap Takedown Knee Trap Takedown - Leg Figure 4 Spring Spinning Roundhouse Jump Reverse Spinning Roundhouse Kicking Set #2 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Spring Spinning Heel Hook Flying Front Kick Flying Front Kick - Back Kick Flying Front - Side Thrust Flying Front - Wheel Kick Flying Front - Heel Hook Pivot Kick

SETS AND FORMS

Long Form #5

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American Kenpo

1st Black Requirements
SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
TITLE
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

as originally taught

ATTACK

Twirling Wings .......................... Two-hand shoulder grab; rear Snapping Twig .......................... Left hand chest push Leaping Crane .......................... Right step-through punch; front Swinging Pendulum .................. Right roundhouse kick; front Crushing Hammer ..................... Bear hug, arms pinned; rear Captured Leaves ...................... Finger lock; right front flank Evading the Storm .................... Overhead club attack; front Charging Ram ........................... Tackle; front Parting Wings ........................... Two hand push; front Thundering Hammers ............... Right step-through punch; front Squeezing the Peach ............... Bear hug, arms pinned; rear Circling Wing ............................ Two-hand choke, arms bent; rear Calming the Storm .................... Step-through roundhouse club; front Darting Mace ............................ Two-hand wrist grab; front Hooking Wings .......................... Two-hand push, low; front Shield and Sword ...................... Left step-through punch; front Gift in Return ............................ Handshake (sucker punch); front Bow of Compulsion ................... Right wrist lock, chest pin; front Obstructing the Storm .............. Right step-through overhead club; front Twin Kimono.............................. Two-hand lapel grab Sleeper ..................................... Right step-through straight punch; front Spiraling Twig ........................... Bear hug, arms free; rear Cross of Destruction ................ Two hand choke; rear Flight to Freedom ...................... Right hammerlock

KICKS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Axe Kick (inward) Axe Kick (outward) Scissor Takedown Flying Scissor Tackle Chicken Knee Kick Dropping Back -Side (side roll) Jump Spinning Dropping Back Staff Set #1 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Spring Double Front Snap Kick Forward Roll - Dropping Back Kick Forward Roll - Jump Front Snap Kick Forward Roll - Jump Back Kick Forward Roll - Jump Wheel Kick Forward Roll - Jump Side (side) Forward Roll - Jump Side (front) Blocking Set #2

SETS AND FORMS

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American Kenpo

2nd Black Requirements
SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
TITLE
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Begging Hands ......................... Thrusting Wedge ....................... Flashing Wings .......................... Hugging Pendulum .................... Repeated Devastation .............. Entangled Wing ......................... Defying the Storm ..................... Raking Mace ............................. Snaking Talon ........................... Shield and Mace ....................... Retreating Pendulum ................ Tripping Arrow ......................... Fallen Cross ............................. Returning Storm ....................... Crossed Twigs .......................... Twist of Fate ............................. Flashing Mace .......................... Gift of Destiny ........................... Wings of Silk ............................. Gripping Talon .......................... Gathering Clouds ..................... Destructive Twins .................... Broken Ram .............................. Circling the Horizon ..................

as originally taught

ATTACK
Two hand wrist grab; front Two hand push, high; front Right step-through punch; front Right thrusting knife-edge kick; front Full nelson Right figure-four lock; front Right step-through roundhouse club Two-hand lapel grab, pulling in; front Two hand push, or double punch; front Right step-through punch; front Right thrusting heel (back) kick; front Bear hug, arms free; front Two-hand choke; rear Right backhanded club; front Two-hand wrist grab; rear Two-hand push; front Right step-through punch; front Handshake (sucker punch); front Elbow pin, (double hammerlock) Left grab to right wrist; front Right step-through punch; front Two-hand choke, pulling in; front Tackle; front Right step-through punch; front

KICKS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Dropping Leg Sweep 180º Dropping Leg Sweep 360º Dropping Leg Reap 180º Dropping Leg Reap 360º Raking Front Kick Dropping 180º Sweep - Reap Dropping 180º Reap - Sweep Finger Set #2 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Side Roll - Downward Roundhouse Side Roll - Downward Heel (inward) Side Roll - Downward Heel (outward) Forward Roll - Jump Double Front Snap Forward Roll - Jump Front-Back Forward Roll - Jump Front-Side Forward Roll - Chicken Long Form #6

SETS AND FORMS

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American Kenpo

3rd Black Requirements
SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
TITLE
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

as originally taught

ATTACK

Obscure Claws ......................... Left hand shoulder grab; right flank Encounter with Danger .............. Two hand push, falling; front Circling the Horizon .................. Left step-through punch; front Detour from Doom ..................... Right roundhouse kick; front Squatting Sacrifice ................... Bear Hug, arms free; rear Escape from Death ................... Forearm strangle; rear Brushing the Storm ................... Overhead club attack; right flank Menacing Twirl ......................... Belt grab; rear Leap from Danger ..................... Two-hand push, falling; rear Circles of Protection ................. Right overhead punch; front Circle of Doom .......................... Right front kick; front Broken Gift ............................... Handshake (sucker punch); front Heavenly Escape ...................... Two-hand choke, pulling in; front Capturing the Storm ................. Overhead club; front Conquering Shield .................... Left grab to right lapel; front Taming the Mace ...................... Right step-through punch; against wall Twirling Sacrifice ...................... Full nelson Cross of Death .......................... Two-hand cross-choke; front Securing the Storm ................... Right roundhouse club; front Intercepting the Ram ................ Tackle; front Kneel of Compulsion ................. Right step-through punch; right flank Clipping the Storm .................... Right club thrust to midsection; front Glancing Wing .......................... Right uppercut; front The Back Breaker .................... Right step-through punch; right flank

KICKS
1. Rear Shovel Kick 2. Side Shovel Kick 3. Forward Roll - Hammering Heel (Rolling Hammer Kick) 4. Rolling Hammer - Chicken Kick 5. Rolling Hammer - Jump Front 6. Rolling Hammer - Jump Front-Back 7. Rolling Hammer - Jump Front-Side 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Rolling Hammer - Jump Front-Wheel Vaulting Side Thrust Vaulting Side - Spinning Back Vaulting Side - Double Front Snap Cartwheel Roundhouse Cartwheel Double Roundhouse Cartwheel Heel Hook

SETS AND FORMS

Nunchaku Set #1

Long Form #7
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