Long Form 4

Long Form 4 (3rd Kyu Brown)

Defenses against punches, kicks, and combinations
The form often called “The Heart of Kenpo.”

This is Grandmaster Edmund K. Parker’s signature form. It’s one of the longest and most complex of all the forms in the Kenpo Karate system. Again, it is a technique form and the techniques are run on both the left and the right side.

OPENING:

1. Attention.
2. Bow.
3. Meditative Horsestance.
4. Come to Attention Stance.
5. Signify.
6. Execute the Formal Salutation.

SET 1: PROTECTING FANS (Left & Right Punch Combination)

1. Have your left foot step forward toward 10:30 into a left neutral bow, as you deliver a left inward horizontal heel palm parry to the inside of your opponent’s left punch. Have your right hand cock at your right hip (hand open and palm up).

2. As your opponent delivers a right punch, pivot into a left forward bow. While pivoting, execute a right extended outward block (done as a handsword) to the outside of your opponent’s right arm. Your left hand cocks to your left hip (hand open and palm up).

3. Immediately pivot to your right at the waist, as you execute a left horizontal finger thrust to your opponent’s eyes. Simultaneously deliver a right front snap kick to your attacker’s groin, as your right hand grabs his right arm (sliding to the wrist) pull it diagonally down past you right hip. In the form, your right hand returns to your right hip (hand open and palm up).

4. Plant your right foot toward 3 o’clock into a horse stance, facing 12 o’clock. As you plant, deliver a right inward elbow strike (hand open and palm down) to your opponent’s sternum or head depending upon circumstances. Simultaneously execute a left back elbow strike (hand open and palm up) to the rear opponent.

5. Deliver a left straight finger thrust crossing over your right shoulder to your rear opponent’s eyes as you simutaneously strike him with a right back elbow (hand open and palm up).

6. Then simultaneously deliver a right straight finger thrust to 12 o’clock to your attacker’s eyes as you deliver a left downward handsword to block a right kick from 9 o’clock.

7. As your opponent from 9:00 follows through with a right punch, deliver a left outward block to the inside of his arm. Simultaneously deliver a right downward hammerfist to block a left kick from 3 o’clock.

8. As your attacker from 3 o’clock follows through with a left punch, execute a right outward block to the inside of his left arm. Simultaneously deliver a left snapping inward block to the inside of a left punch from your opponent at 9 o’clock. Both arms should end in matching positions.

9. Simultaneously execute two vertical outward snapping back knuckle strikes to the faces of your opponents (left fist to 9 o’clock and right fist to 3 o’clock).

10. Immediately curve both of your shoulders forward and in, as both of your strikes convert into two low uppercuts crossing in front of your mid-section (left over right). Your right fist strikes to 9 o’clock while your left fist strikes to 3 o’clock.

11. Without hesitation continue circling both of your fists and convert them into two outward overhead claws.

12. While still continuing the circles, convert your overhead claws into two slaps alongside of your legs while simultaneously sliding your right foot to your left foot thus concluding this move in an attention stance. (When slapping the sides of your thighs have both of your hands open and commence both slaps by first striking with the heel of your palms before concluding with the fingers.)

SET 2: PROTECTING FANS (Right & Left Punch Combination)
1. Have your right foot step forward toward 1:30 into a right neutral bow, as you deliver a right inward horizontal heel palm parry to the inside of your opponent’s right punch. Have your left hand cock at your left hip (hand open and palm up).

2. As your opponent delivers a left punch, pivot into a right forward bow. While pivoting, execute a left extended outward block (done as a handsword) to the outside of your opponent’s left arm. Your right hand cocks to your right hip (hand open and palm up).

3. Immediately pivot to your left at the waist, as you execute a right horizontal finger thrust to your opponent’s eyes. Simultaneously deliver a left front snap kick to his groin, as your left hand grabs his left arm (sliding to the wrist) pulling it diagonally down past your left hip. In the form, your left hand returns to your left hip (hand open and palm up).

4. Plant your left foot toward 9 o’clock into a horsestance, facing 12 o’clock. As you plant, deliver a left inward elbow strike to your opponent’s sternum or head depending upon the circumstances. Simultaneously execute a right back elbow strike (hand open and palm up) to your rear attacker.

5. Deliver a right straight finger thrust crossing over the left shoulder to your opponent’s eyes as you simultaneously execute a left back elbow strike (hand open and palm up) to your rear opponent.

6. Then simultaneously deliver a left straight finger thrust to 12 o’clock to your attacker’s eyes as you deliver a right downward handsword to block a left kick from 3 o’clock.

7. As your opponent from 3:00 follows through with a left punch, deliver a right outward block to the inside of his left arm. Simultaneously deliver a left downward hammerfist to block a right kick from 9 o’clock.

8. As your opponent from 9 o’clock follows through with a right punch, execute a left outward block to the inside of his right arm. Simultaneously deliver a right inward block to the inside of a right punch from your opponent at 3 o’clock. Both arms should end in matching positions.

9. Simultaneously execute two vertical outward snapping back knuckle strikes to the faces of your opponents (left fist to 9 o’clock and right fist to 3 o’clock.)

SET 3: DARTING LEAVES (Right Straight Thrust Punch)

1. From your horsestance facing 12 o’clock, shift your weight to your left leg and drop into a right 45-degree cat stance facing 1:30. Simultaneously deliver a left inward block toward 1:30 blocking to the outside of your opponent’s right arm (at the elbow) as your right hand cocks to your right hip, hand open and palm up.

2. Immediately execute a right two-finger spear to the right eye of your opponent. (Be sure to use the back of your left wrist as a guide in threading your two-finger spear.) Simultaneously execute a right front snapping ball kick (toward 1:30) to his groin.

3. With your hands remaining at their “Point of Contact,” have your right foot plant toward 3:00 on line with your left foot into a transitional horse stance, facing 12 o’clock.

SET 4: DARTING LEAVES (Left Straight Thrust Punch)

1. From your horsestance facing 12 o’clock, shift your weight to your right leg and drop into a left 45-degree cat stance facing 10:30. Simultaneously deliver a right inward block toward 10:30 blocking to the outside of your attacker’s left arm (at the elbow) as your left hand cocks to your left hip, hand open and palm up.

2. Immediately execute a left two-finger spear to the left eye of your opponent. (Be sure to use the back of your right wrist as a guide in threading your two-finger spear.) Simultaneously execute a left front snap kick (toward 10:30) to his groin.

3. With your right hand remaining at its “Point of Contact” as a positional inward block, have your right foot plant toward 3:00 on line with your left foot into a transitional horse stance, facing 12 o’clock. Have your left hand re-cock at your left hip, fist clenched, palm up.

SET 5: UNFURLING CRANE (Right and Left Punch Combination)

1. Have your right foot slide back toward 4:30 into a left neutral bow facing 10:30 as you execute a left outward block simultaneously with a right downward block (“Universal Block”).

2. Step-drag forward towards 10:30 while executing a right outward block simultaneous with a left downward hammerfist to your attacker’s groin.

3. From your left neutral bow facing 10:30 deliver a right inward overhead claw (eyebrow level) to your opponent’s face. Immediately follow with a left rolling vertical back knuckle strike to your opponent’s nose.

SET 6: UNFURLING CRANE (Left and Right Punch Combination)

1. Have your left foot slide back toward 7:30 into a right neutral bow, facing 1:30, as you execute a right outward block simultaneous with your left hand cocking at your left hip, fist clenched, palm up.

2. Step-drag toward 1:30 while executing a left outward block simultaneous with a right downward hammerfist to your opponent’s groin.

3. From your right neutral bow facing 1:30, deliver a left inward overhead claw (eyebrow level) to your opponent’s face. Immediately follow with a right rolling vertical back knuckle strike to your opponent’s nose.

SET 7: DESTRUCTIVE KNEEL (Right Step-Through Punch)

1. From your previous move, have your right foot step back toward 6 o’clock into a left transitional neutral bow facing 12 o’clock, as you execute a right outward parry to the outside of your opponent’s right punch. Continue to ride the force of your opponent’s right punch by immediately pivoting into a left reverse close kneel stance to buckle the back of your opponent’s right knee with your left knee. Simultaneous with your pivot, have your right hand (1) grab your opponent’s right wrist, (2) twist your opponent’s arm clockwise (at the wrist), to properly align your opponent’s right elbow, and (3) deliver a left inward diagonal heel palm strike to your opponent’s right elbow. Allow your heel palm strike to pass under and through your opponent’s right arm.

2. With your opponent on his right knee, pivot counterclockwise into a left close kneel stance facing 12 o’clock as you execute a left outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right lower ribcage simultaneous with a right inward heel palm claw across your opponent’s face. (Both of these strikes should pass through their targets creating an “Angle of Desired Positioning” for the next two strikes.) Conclude this transition by dropping your right knee onto your opponent’s right ankle to possibly sprain or fracture it.

3. Pivot clockwise into a right close kneel stance toward 4:30 as you deliver a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s lower spine, simultaneous with a left vertical punch to his upper spine (left hand over right). Your left knee should be in a pressing check. (Again, your strikes should pass through their targets to create and “Angle of Desired Positioning” for the returning motion.)

SET 8: DESTRUCTIVE KNEEL (Left Step-Through Punch)

1. From your previous move, have your left foot step back toward 6 o’clock into a right transitional neutral bow facing 12 o’clock as you execute a left outward parry to the outside of your opponent’s left punch. Continue to ride the force of your opponent’s left punch by immediately pivoting into a right reverse close kneel stance to buckle the back of your opponent’s left knee with your right knee. Simultaneous with your pivot, have your left hand (1) grab your opponent’s left wrist, (2) twist your opponent’s arm clockwise (at the wrist), to properly align your opponent’s left elbow, and (3) deliver your heel palm strike to pass under and through your opponent’s left arm.

2. With your opponent on his left knee, pivot counterclockwise into a right close kneel stance, facing 12 o’clock, as you execute a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s left lower ribcage simultaneous with a left inward heel palm claw across your opponent’s face. (Both of these strikes should pass through their targets creating an “Angle of Desired Positioning” for the next two strikes.) Conclude this transition by dropping your left knee onto your opponent’s left ankle to possibly sprain or fracture it.

3. Pivot clockwise into a left close kneel stance toward 7:30 as you simultaneously deliver a left outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s lower spine and a right vertical punch to his upper spine (right hand over left). Your right knee should be in a pressing check. (Again, your strikes should pass through their targets to create an “Angle of Desired Positioning” for the returning motion.)

SET 9: FLASHING WINGS (Right Step-Through Punch)

1. From your previous move, execute a right, front, rotating twist stance by having your right foot move slightly forward and toward 10:30 and turning clockwise while delivering a right extended outward block (that travels upward). This block makes contact under and outside of your opponent’s right arm.

2 From your transitory right front rotating twist stance, have your left foot step toward 11 o’clock into a left neutral bow while simultaneously executing a left inward block to the outside of your attacker’s right knee.

3. Pivot into a left forward bow as you deliver a right inward elbow strike to your attacker’s right lower ribcage, which follows through after making contact and by-passes your opponent’s ribs. Your left hand slides and checks your opponent’s right arm just below the shoulder during the course of your elbow strike.

4. Pivot clockwise into a horse stance as you execute a right outward elbow with a heel palm claw across your opponent’s face (making sure that your left forearm is a sliding check as it travels up the right arm of your opponent).

5. Immediately pivot clockwise into a left reverse wide kneel with your body facing 4:30, but your head looking at 12 o’clock. As you pivot, deliver a right outward hooking handsword to the back of your attacker’s neck. (Make sure that your right arm travels diagonally, down, and with your elbow anchored.) Within the same flow of motion, follow with a left inward handsword strike to the back of your opponent’s neck.

6. Pivot counterclockwise into a left close kneel stance as your left hand slides down and past your opponent’s right shoulder to check and pin his right arm to his body. Simultaneous with this action execute a right upward thrusting handsword (palm up) to your opponent’s throat.

SET 10: FLASHING WINGS (Left Step-Through Punch)

1. From your previous move, execute a left, front, rotating twist stance by having your left foot move slightly forward and toward 1:30 and turning counterclockwise while delivering a left extended outward block (that travels upward). [This block makes contact under and outside of your opponents left arm.]

2. From your transitory left, front, rotating twist stance, have your right foot step toward 1:00 into a right neutral bow while simultaneously executing a right inward block to the outside of your opponent’s left arm (at, or above the elbow) as your left hand cocks to your left hip (fist clenched and palm up). Your right knee should be pressing check your opponent’s left knee.

3. Pivot into a right forward bow as you deliver a left inward elbow strike to your opponent’s left lower ribcage which follows through after making contact and by-passes your opponent’s ribs. Your right hand slides and checks your opponent’s left arm just below the shoulder during the course of your elbow strike.

4. Pivot counterclockwise into a horsestance as your execute a left outward elbow strike to your opponent’s left kidney. Simultaneously deliver a right outward heel-palm claw across your opponent’s face (making sure that your right forearm is a sliding check as it travels up the left arm of your opponent).

5. Immediately pivot counterclockwise into a right reverse wide kneel (with your body facing 7:30, but your head looking at 12 o’clock). As you pivot, deliver a left outward hooking handsword to the back of your opponent’s neck. (Make sure that your left arm travels diagonally, down, and with your elbow anchored.) Within the same flow of motion, follow with a right inward handsword strike to the back of your opponent’s neck.

6. Pivot clockwise into a right close kneel stance as your right hand slides down and past your opponent’s left shoulder to check and pin his left arm to his body. Simultaneously execute a left upward thrusting handsword (palm up) to your opponent’s throat.

SET 11: GATHERING CLOUDS (Right Punch)

1. From your previous move, have your left foot slide toward 6 o’clock into a horse stance, facing 9 o’clock. As you slide your left foot, execute a left inward parry to the outside of your attacker’s right arm as you simultaneously execute a right inward vertical middle-knuckle rake to and through your opponent’s right ribcage.

2. Immediately reverse the motion of your right hand and execute a right outward handsword to the right lower ribcage of your opponent. (Your left hand is still checking your opponent’s right arm.)

3. Step forward with your right foot into a right neutral bow, facing 9 o’clock, planting your right foot to the inside of your opponent’s right foot and buckling his right knee with your right knee. (You are on and over the “Line of Entry”.) As you settle into your right neutral bow, deliver a right inward elbow strike to the front of your opponent’s right lower ribcage. Your left hand is still bracing up against your opponent’s right elbow. (In the form, this elbow strike and check will appear as an elbow sandwich.

SET 12: GATHERING CLOUDS (Left Punch)

1. Have your left foot step behind your right foot (toward 12 o’clock) into a transitional twist stance. Without hesitation have your right foot step toward 6 o’clock, as you pivot on your left foot into a horse stance, facing 3 o’clock. As you maneuver, execute a right inward parry to the outside of your opponent’s left arm as you simultaneously execute a left inward vertical middle-knuckle rake to and through your opponent’s left ribcage.

2. Immediately reverse the motion of your left hand and execute a left outward handsword to the left lower ribcage of your opponent. (Your right hand is still checking your opponent’s left arm.)

3. Step forward with your left foot into a left neutral bow, facing 3 o’clock, planting your left foot to the inside of your opponent’s left foot and buckling his left knee with your left knee. (You are on and over the “Line of Entry.”) As you settle into your left neutral bow, deliver a left inward elbow strike to the front of your opponent’s left
lower ribcage. Your right hand is still bracing up against your opponent’s left lower ribcage. Your right hand is still bracing up against your opponent’s left elbow. (In the form, this elbow strike and check will appear as an elbow sandwich.)

SET 13: CIRCLES OF PROTECTION (Right Step-Through Overhead Punch)

1. From your previous position, have your left foot slide back to your right foot into a left transitional cat stance facing 10:30 as you simultaneously cock your right horizontal forearm (hiding it from the view of your opponent).

2. Immediately have your left foot step toward 10:30 into a left transitional forward bow stance. Simultaneously deliver a right upward parry under and outside of your opponent’s right punch (above the elbow). (First meet the force and then ride it.)

3. Shift to your right into a left neutral bow as you deliver a left upward ripping claw to your opponent’s face (under his right arm). Your right open hand is high to the right side of your face momentarily checking under and slightly outside of your opponent’s right arm.

4. Continue circling your left hand counterclockwise and force your opponent’s right arm down to the right side of his body. Simultaneously continue the clockwise circle of your right hand and execute a right underhand claw to your opponent’s groin. (At this moment, your left hand should be on top of your right forearm prior to exploding
into the next move.)

5. Without hesitation, deliver a left outward backfist strike to your opponent’s face as you push-drag forward. During this action, your right hand grabs and pulls your opponent’s testicles. Be sure that your left leg is positioned properly as a check to protect your groin. (Be sure that your backfist strike snaps back toward your right forearm, which is still in the position of an underhand claw.)

SET 14: CIRCLES OF PROTECTION (Left Step-Through Overhead Punch)

1. From your previous move, execute a left front crossover toward 4:30. During your cover step, cock your left forearm under your right forearm, both horizontally.

2. Complete your front crossover toward 4:30, stepping out into a right transitional forward bow stance. Simultaneously deliver a left upward parry under and outside of your opponent’s left punch (above the elbow). (First meet the force and then ride it.)

3. Shift to your left into a right neutral bow, as you deliver a right upward ripping claw to your opponent’s face (under his left arm). Your left open hand is high to the left side of your face momentarily checking under and slightly outside of your opponent’s left arm.

4. Continue circling your right hand counterclockwise and force your opponent’s left arm down to the left side of his body. Simultaneously continue the clockwise circle of your left hand and execute a left underhand claw to your opponent’s groin. (At this moment your right hand should be on top of your left forearm prior to exploding
into the next move.)

5. Without hesitation, deliver a right outward backfist strike to your attacker’s face as you push-drag forward. During this action, your left hand grabs and pulls your opponent’s testicles. (Be sure that your right leg is positioned properly as a check to protect your groin.)

SET 15: DANCE OF DARKNESS (Right Kick & Right Punch Combination)

1. From your previous move, have your right foot step back of your left foot toward 1:30 into a left front twist stance, facing 7:30. As you drop back into your twist stance, execute a right outside downward parry (open hand) to the outside of your opponent’s right leg. Have your left hand check at your solar plexus.

2. As your opponent follows through with a right punch toward your head, step forward with your right foot (toward 7 o’clock) into a right neutral bow to the outside of your opponent’s right leg (while looking at 7 o’clock). As you step forward, execute a double parry to the outside of his right arm (left inward parry at the wrist or
forearm, followed by a right outward parry at or above the elbow).

3. Have your left foot step around as well as behind your opponent (toward 7:30) into a transitory left neutral bow with your hands cocked right over left at your left hip. Continue the flow of your action as you pivot clockwise into a right close kneel facing 12 o’clock. As you pivot into your close kneel, execute a right outward backfist strike with a left vertical punch combination to your opponent’s right kidney and right ribs (or left kidney and spine, depending on opponent’s response.) [Your right hand is on the bottom to act as an immediate check, if necessary.]

4. Immediately have your left hand grab your opponent’s right shoulder. As you firmly pull down on your opponent’s right shoulder to control his “Height Zones,” simultaneously thrust a right vertical back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right temple.

5. Execute a left front crossover sweep (toward 1:30) to your opponent’s right leg. As you sweep, drop your right punching hand into a small counterclockwise loop and execute a right two-finger hook to your opponent’s left eye. Your left hand should be checking on top of, or near, his right shoulder.

6. Utilizing the principle of “Object Obscurity,” circle your left hand around and under your right arm so that it tracks along the outside of your right arm to strike as a left two-finger spear to your opponent’s left eye. This spear is executed at the moment your left foot plants from the crossover sweep. (Your right hand should now be checking.)

SET 16: DANCE OF DARKNESS (Left Kick & Left Punch Combination)

1. From the final position of your last technique, pivot into a left neutral bow facing 1:30 with both of your hands up in a guarding position.

2. Have your left foot step back of your right foot toward 7:30 into a right front twist stance facing 1:30 as you execute a left outside downward parry (open hand) to the outside of your opponent’s left leg. Have your right hand check at your solar plexus.

3. As your opponent follows through with a left punch toward your head, step forward with your left foot (toward 1:00) into a left neutral bow to the outside of your opponent’s left leg (while looking at 1:00). As you step forward, execute a double parry at the wrist or forearm followed by a left outward parry at or above the elbow.

4. Have your right foot step around as well as behind your opponent (between 1 o’clock and 2 o’clock) into a transitory right neutral bow with your hands cocked left over right at your right hip. Continue the flow of your action as you pivot counterclockwise into a left close kneel (facing 7:30). As you pivot into your close kneel, execute a left outward backfist strike with a right vertical punch combination to your opponent’s left kidney and left ribs (or right kidney and spine, depending on your opponent’s response.) [Your left hand is on the bottom to act as an immediate check if necessary.]

5. Immediately have your right hand grab your opponent’s left shoulder. As you firmly pull down on your opponent’s left shoulder to control his “Height Zones,” simultaneously thrust a left vertical back knuckle strike to your opponent’s left temple.

6. Execute a right front crossover sweep (toward 7:30) to your opponent’s left leg. As you sweep, drop your left punching hand into a small clockwise loop and execute a left two-finger hook to your opponent’s right eye. Your right hand should be checking on top of, or near, his left shoulder.

7. Utilizing the principle of “Object Obscurity,” circle your right checking hand around and under your left arm so that it tracks along the outside of your left arm to strike as a right two-finger spear to your opponent’s right eye. This spear is executed at the moment your right foot plants from the crossover sweep. Your left hand should
now be checking.

SET 17: THUNDERING HAMMERS (Right Step-Through Punch)

1. From your previous move, have your left foot step out toward 9 o’clock in a left neutral bow (facing 9 o’clock), as you execute a left inward block to the outside of your opponent’s right arm (preferably at, or above the elbow). Your right arm hangs naturally at your side. Be sure to check your opponent’s right leg with your left leg.

2. Push-drag forward toward 9 o’clock as you drop into a left wide kneel stance (buckling the outside of your opponent’s right knee with your own right knee) and strike horizontally across your opponent’s stomach with a right inward horizontal forearm while cocking your left fist near your left ear (palm facing away from you).

3. Pivot clockwise as you drop lower into a right close kneel stance (facing 1:30) while buckling the back of your opponent’s right knee with your left knee. Simultaneously strike to your opponent’s left kidney with a left downward hammerfist as your right fist cocks near your right ear (palm facing away from you).

4. Pivot counterclockwise into a left wide kneel stance (facing 9 o’clock) while buckling your opponent’s right knee with your right knee. Have your left hand shift from his kidney into a left horizontal forearm check, or a “Gravitational Check,” on top of your opponent’s right shoulder. Simultaneously deliver a right downward hammerfist strike to the back of your opponent’s neck.

5. Switch into a right neutral bow, facing 9 o’clock. (Have your left foot move to the rear and your right foot move to the front.) As you switch, execute a right downward backfist strike to your opponent’s right temple. As you settle into your right neutral bow, reverse the motion of your right hand and convert it into a right upward
lifting stiff-arm heel palm strike to your opponent’s face. Simultaneous with your heel palm strike, have your left hand check your opponent’s right shoulder down.

SET 18: THUNDERING HAMMERS (Left Step-Through Punch)

1. Immediately pivot counterclockwise into a left rotating twist stance, facing 3 o’clock. As you pivot execute a universal block (right inward block and left downward block).

2. Have your right foot step out toward 3 o’clock into a right neutral bow (facing 3 o’clock) as you execute a right inward block to the outside of your opponent’s left arm (preferably at or above the elbow). Your left arm hangs naturally at your side. Be sure to check your opponent’s left leg with your right leg.

3. Push-drag forward towards 3:00 as you drop into a right wide kneel stance, buckling the outside of your opponent’s left knee with your own left knee, and strike horizontally across your opponent’s stomach with a left inward horizontal forearm strike while cocking your right fist near your right ear (palm facing away from you.)

4. Pivot counterclockwise as you drop lower into a left close kneel stance (facing 7:30) while buckling the back of your opponent’s left knee with your right knee. Simultaneously strike to your opponent’s right kidney with a right downward hammerfist as your left fist cocks near your left ear (palm facing away from you).

5. Pivot clockwise into a right wide kneel stance (facing 3 o’clock) while buckling your opponent’s left knee with your left knee. Have your right hand shift from his kidney into a right horizontal forearm check (“Gravitational Check”) on top of your opponent’s left shoulder. Simultaneously deliver a left downward hammerfist strike to the back of your opponent’s neck.

6. Switch into a left neutral bow, facing 9 o’clock. (Have your right foot move to the rear and your left foot move to the front.) As you switch, execute a left downward backfist strike to your opponent’s left temple. As you settle into your left neutral bow, reverse the motion of your left hand and convert it into a left upward lifting stiff-arm
heel palm strike to your opponent’s face. Simultaneous with your heel palm strike, have your right hand check your opponent’s left shoulder down.

SET 19: UNWINDING PENDULUM (Right Kick & Right Punch Combination)

1. From your previous move, have your right foot drop back toward 1:30 into a left front twist stance, facing 7:30. Simultaneous with your twist stance, execute a right downward block to the outside of your opponent’s right leg. Simultaneous with this block, have your left hand cock slightly above your solar plexus in preparation for a
left inward block.

2. As your opponent follows up with a right punch, pivot clockwise (180 degrees) into a left neutral bow (facing 7:30) while executing a left inward block to the outside of your opponent’s right arm (preferable at the elbow). Have your right arm hang naturally along your right hip and thigh during this maneuver. (This action, combined with
the previous block, should result in turning your opponent so that his back faces you.)

3. Immediately execute a right front crossover sweeping kick to the back of your opponent’s left knee. (This should buckle as well as force your opponent’s left leg to spread apart from his right leg.)

4. Have your right foot plant forward into a right front twist stance as you execute a right underhand claw to your opponent’s groin from the rear. As you strike have your left hand horizontally check your opponent’s arms at his elbows.

SET 20: UNWINDING PENDULUM (Left Kick & Left Punch Combination)

1. From your previous move, have your left foot drop back toward 10:30 into a right front twist stance, facing 4:30. As you drop back into your twist stance, execute a left downward block to the outside of your opponent’s left leg. Simultaneous with this block, have your right hand cock slightly above your solar plexus in preparation for a right inward block. (This should turn your opponent slightly to his right.)

2. As your opponent follows up with a left punch, pivot counterclockwise (180 degrees) into a right neutral bow facing 4:30. As you pivot into your right neutral bow, execute a right inward block to the outside of your opponent’s left arm (preferably at the elbow). Have your left arm hang naturally along your left hip and thigh during this maneuver. (This action, combined with the previous block, should result in turning your opponent so that his back faces you.)

3. Immediately execute a left front crossover sweeping kick to the back of your opponent’s right knee. (This should buckle as well as force your opponent’s right leg to spread apart from his left leg.)

4. Have your left foot plant forward into a left front twist stance as you execute a left underhand claw to your opponent’s groin from the rear. As you strike have your right hand horizontally check your opponent’s arms at his elbows. (Your opponent should bend forward at the waist.)

SET 21: REVERSING CIRCLES (Left Roundhouse Kick & Left Punch Combination)

1. From the previous move, have your right foot step out toward 7:30 into a right neutral bow, as you execute a universal block (right downward with a left inward block) to the inside of his left leg.

2. As your opponent plants his left foot and attempts to punch your head with his left hand, pivot into a right forward bow, facing 7:30, while executing a right upward block under, as well as inside of, his left attacking arm. Simultaneous with right upward block, deliver a left thrusting heel palm (finger pointing toward 10:30) to his left floating ribs.

3. Pivot into a right neutral bow as your reverse the motion of your left hand and convert it into a left upward block under your opponent’s left arm. Simultaneous with this action, reverse the motion of your right arm and convert it into a right thrusting heel palm strike (fingers pointing toward 4:30) to his right floating ribs. Upon completing your right heel palm strike, convert your left upward block into a grab (palm in and thumb up) to your opponent’s left wrist.

SET 22: REVERSING CIRCLES (Right Roundhouse Kick & Right Punch Combination)

1. From the previous move, have your left foot drag to your right foot and then step out toward 1:30 into a left neutral bow, as your execute a universal block (left downward with a right inward block) to the inside of his right leg.

2. As your opponent plants his right foot and attempts to punch your head with his right hand, pivot into a left forward bow, facing 4:30, while executing a left upward block under, as well as inside of, his right attacking arm. Simultaneous with your left upward block, deliver a right thrusting heel palm (fingers pointing toward 1:30) to his right floating ribs.

3. Pivot into a left neutral bow as you reverse the motion of your right hand and convert it into a right upward block under your opponent’s right arm. Simultaneous with this action reverse the motion of your left arm and convert it into a left thrusting heel palm strike (fingers pointing toward 7:30) to his right floating ribs. Upon completing your left heel palm strike, convert your right upward block into a grab (palm in and thumb up) to your opponent’s right wrist.

SET 23: SNAKING TALON (Two-Hand Push)

1. From the previous move, have your left foot drop back toward 1:00 into a right 45-degree cat stance facing 7:30. As you settle into your cat stance, have your left hand check near the right side of your face, palm up, and fingers pointing up (“Corresponding Angle” to your right cheek bone). Simultaneous with this check, position
your left handsword above your left knee, palm facing 7:30, and fingers pointing down (“Corresponding Angle” to your left bent leg).

2. Have your right hand loop a figure eight (following a path and not a line). Begin with a right inward handsword on the outside and top of your opponent’s right arm. Flow into a right extended outward handsword on the outside of your opponent’s right arm. (Both actions are to diagonally check your opponent’s “Height and Width Zones” by conveniently criss-crossing your opponent’s arms diagonally and down.) During this action your right hand continues to check the side of your face.

3. While still within the flow of action, have your left hand pull your opponent’s left arm toward you (down and to your left), as you deliver a left front snap kick to your opponent’s groin.

SET 24: SNAKING TALON (Two-Hand Push)

1. From the previous move, have your right foot drop back toward 11 o’clock into a left 45-degree cat stance facing 4:30. As you settle into a left cat stance, have your right hand check near the left side of your face, palm up, and fingers pointing up (“Corresponding Angle” to your right cheek bone). Simultaneous with this check, position your left handsword above your left knee, palm facing 7:30, and fingers pointing down (“Corresponding Angle” to your left bent leg).

2. Have your left hand loop a figure eight (following a path and not a line). Begin with a left inward handsword on the outside and top of your opponent’s right arm. Flow into a left extended outward handsword on the outside of your opponent’s left arm. (Both actions are to diagonally check you opponent’s “Height and Width Zones” by conveniently criss-crossing your opponent’s arms diagonally and down.) During this action your right hand continues to check the side of your face.

3. While still within the flow of action have your left hand pull your opponent’s left arm toward you (down and to your left), as you deliver a left front snapping ball kick to your opponent’s groin.

SET 25: CIRCLING FANS (Left/Right Punch Combination)

1. From your previous move, plant your left foot back in line into a horse stance facing 6 o’clock. As you plant, cock your left hand on your left hip palm up and open.

2. As your opponent attacks from your right flank, turn to your right into a right 45-degree catstance, facing 9 o’clock. As you turn, redirect your opponent’s left punch by executing a right push-down block, and then as you settle into your catstance, execute a left push-down to the outside of your opponent’s right punch. Simultaneous with your left block, have your right hand cock to your right hip, fist clenched and palm up.

3. Execute a right front snapping ball kick to your attacker’s groin.

4. Plant your right foot toward 9 o’clock into a horse stance as you execute a right thrusting vertical back knuckle strike to your opponent’s face.

SET 26: CIRCLING FANS (Right/Left Punch Combination)

1. From your previous move, your opponent attacks you from your left flank. Turn your left foot into a left 45-degree cat stance facing 3 o’clock. As you turn, redirect your opponent’s right punch by executing a left push-down block, and then as you settle into your cat stance, execute a right push-down block to the outside of your opponent’s left punch. Simultaneous with your right block, have your left hand cock to your left hip, fist clenched and palm up.

2. Execute a left front snapping ball kick to your attacker’s groin.

3. Plant your left foot toward 3 o’clock into a horsestance as you execute a left thrusting vertical back knuckle strike to your opponent’s face.

SET 27: CIRCLING WINDMILLS (Right Punch)

1. From your previous move, turn your upper body to 6 o’clock into a horse stance. Execute a combination right upward/right extended outward block to the outside of your opponent’s right arm. Make sure that this block is executed slightly upward, on the outside, as well as under your opponent’s right arm. Simultaneous with this block, execute a left heel palm strike (with your fingers facing in) to your opponent’s solar plexus. (When striking with your left heel palm, execute this maneuver as if you would be dually employing a left forearm wedge, under your opponent’s right arm.)

2. While still in a horse stance, windmill your left hand counterclockwise as you claw up, slightly out, and to your opponent’s face. Have your left arm remain in an upward block position to keep your opponent’s right arm in check. With this action, simultaneously execute a right clockwise, inward hammerfist strike to your opponent’s left floating ribs.

3. Now have your right hand circle clockwise in a windmill fashion. As it travels up and under your opponent’s right arm, it transitionally converts into a right upward parry to expose the right side of your opponent’s body. Simultaneous with this parry, execute a left (counterclockwise) inward hammerfist to his right floating ribs.

4. Have your left hand reverse its circle (clockwise), and check your opponent’s right arm down and diagonally toward his body while simultaneously delivering a right inward hammerfist strike diagonally down and across the bridge of your opponent’s nose. (In the form, have your left hand finish at your left hip, fist clenched and palm up.)

5. Execute a right outward horizontal finger slice (palm down) to your opponent’s eyes. Immediately follow up with a right inward horizontal finger slice (palm up) across his eyes, and then with another right outward horizontal finger slice (palm down) across his eyes.

6. Execute a left inward raking back knuckle strike to the bridge of your opponent’s nose as your right hand now checks your opponent’s right arm to his body. (In the form, your right hand cocks near your right hip, in the shape of a crane, palm down.)

7. Execute a left outward horizontal finger slice (palm down) to your opponent’s eyes. Immediately follow up with a left inward horizontal finger slice (palm up) to your opponent’s eyes, and then execute a left outward horizontal finger slice to his eyes.

8. Your left hand now cocks near your left hip, in the shape of a crane, palm down.

9. Execute two two-finger overhead whips to your attacker’s eyes.

10. Torque your hands, palms in and facing each other, as your now execute two two-finger thrusts to your opponent’s eyes.

11. Torque your palms toward your opponent’s face, as your now execute two thumb hooks to your opponent’s eyes.

12. Reverse the motion of your hands, torquing your palms toward you, as you execute two little finger eye hooks to your opponent’s eyes.

13. Once again torque your palms toward your opponent’s face, as you execute two downward heel palm claws to your opponent’s face. (During this dual action, have your right claw cross over and behind your left claw.)

SET 28: DEFENSIVE CROSS (Right Front Snap Kick)

1. As your opponent kicks with his right foot, step back with your right foot (toward 12 o’clock) as you settle into a left forward bow stance (facing 6 o’clock). Simultaneously execute a solidly braced downward “X” block (right hand over left hand) on top of your opponent’s right ankle.

2. Immediately have your left hand convert into the shape of a crane (fingers and palm out) as it hooks inside of, and under, your opponent’s right foot. (Have your right hand remain on top of your opponent’s right foot to act as a check.) Without disrupting the flow of your hands, guide your opponent’s kicking leg diagonally down, and past your left hip.

3. With your opponent’s balance disturbed, and his body moving toward you, continue to orbit your hands, convert your right hand into an outward overhead back knuckle strike to the right side of your opponent’s face, with your left hand trailing close behind. Have your right hand strike diagonally through your opponent’s face
as it travels down and past your right hip (palm facing 6 o’clock). With your left hand trailing close behind (following the same corresponding path) convert it into a left inward overhead heel palm strike to the right jawbone of your opponent.

4. Instantly convert your left heel palm strike into a grab to your opponent’s hair, or to the back of his neck (your right hand is still positioned past your right hip). While maintaining the hair grab (or your chosen alternative), execute a right front snapping ball kick to your opponent’s groin.

5. As your replant your right foot back to its “Point of Origin,” simultaneously execute a right upward, lifting stiff-arm back knuckle strike to your opponent’s face to sandwich his head between your right back knuckle and left grab.

SET 29: DEFENSIVE CROSS (Left Front Snap Kick)

1. As your opponent kicks with his left foot, step back with your left foot (toward 12 o’clock) as you settle into a right forward bow stance (facing 6 o’clock). Simultaneously execute a solidly braced downward “X” block (left hand over right hand) on top of your opponent’s left ankle.

2. Immediately have your right hand convert into the shape of a crane (fingers and palm out) as it hooks inside of, and under, your opponent’s left foot. (Have your left hand remain on top of your opponent’s left foot to act as a check.) Without disrupting the flow of your hands, guide your opponent’s kicking leg diagonally down, and past your right hip.

3. With your opponent’s balance disturbed, and his body moving toward you, continue the clockwise direction of your orbiting hands to the right of your body. As you continue to orbit your hands, convert your left hand into an outward overhead back knuckle strike to the left side of your opponent’s face, with your right hand trailing
close behind. Have your left hand strike diagonally through your opponent’s face as it travels down and past your left hip (palm facing 6 o’clock). With your right hand trailing close behind (following the same corresponding path), convert it into a right inward overhead heel palm strike to the left jawbone of your opponent.

4. Instantly convert your right heel palm strike into a grab to your opponent’s hair, or to the back of his neck (your left hand is still positioned past your left hip). While maintaining the hair grab (or your chosen alternative), execute a left front snapping ball kick to your opponent’s groin.

5. As you replant your left foot back to its “Point of Origin,” simultaneously execute a left upward, lifting stiff-arm back knuckle strike to your opponent’s face to sandwich his head between your left back knuckle and right grab.

SET 30: BOWING TO BUDDHA (Right Round Kick)

1. As your opponent delivers a right round kick, drop down onto your left knee as you simultaneously execute a right inward block with a left extended outward block to the inside of your opponent’s right leg. Without hesitation, flow from your right inward block into a right forearm parry.

2. Shuffle forward (step with the right foot – drag with the left knee) as you execute a right upward elbow strike to your opponent’s groin. (Your elbow strike should complete its “Path of Travel” as a positional right upward block with the right clenched palm facing you.) Simultaneous with this block, execute a left upward heel palm
strike to his groin.

3. With your left hand still under your opponent’s testicles, pull his testicles toward you, as you deliver a right downward back knuckle strike (torquing your fist clockwise) to sandwich his testicles.

SET 31: BOWING TO BUDDHA (Left Round Kick)

1. As your opponent delivers a left round kick, switch with a hop onto your right knee as your simultaneously execute a left inward block with a right extended outward block to the inside of your opponent’s left leg. Without hesitation, flow from your left inward block into a left forearm parry.

2. Shuffle forward (step with the left foot – drag with the right knee) as you execute a left upward elbow strike to your opponent’s groin. (Your elbow strike should complete its “Path of Travel” as a left upward block with the left clenched palm facing you.) Simultaneous with this block, execute a right upward heel palm strike to
his groin.

3. With your right hand still under your opponent’s testicles, pull his testicles toward you, as you deliver a left downward back knuckle strike (torquing your fist clockwise) to sandwich his testicles.

SET 32: PRANCE OF THE TIGER (Right Flank – Right Step Through Uppercut Punch)

1. Your opponent attacks from your right flank with a right step through uppercut punch. Have your right foot step back toward 12 o’clock into a left 45 degree catstance facing 6 o’clock. As you drop back into your cat stance, execute a left outside downward, hooking parry to the inside of your attacker’s right elbow. Follow this block
with a right sweeping inside downward block (palm up) to the inside of your attacker’s right arm (near his hand).

2. As your right hand follows through (cocking palm up near your left hip), position your left hand in the front of and to the right of your solar plexus in a check. Immediately execute a left thrusting sweep kick to the shin of your attacker’s right leg while continuing to check with your left hand, should your attacker wish to reactivate his right arm.

3. Continue the flow of your action by delivering a right knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s left knee, a right side chicken kick. Simultaneous with your right kick, execute a right outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right temple. Your left hand should continue to check.

SET 33: PRANCE OF THE TIGER (Left Flank – Left Step Through Uppercut Punch)

1. Replant your right foot straight down in front of you into a right 45 degree catstance, facing 6 o’clock. As you plant into your catstance, cock your left clenched fist at your left ear (as for an inward block) simultaneous with a right push-down block.

2. As your opponent attacks from your left flank with a left step through uppercut punch, execute a right outside downward, hooking parry to the inside of your opponent’s left elbow. Follow this block with a left sweeping inside downward block (palm up) to the inside of your opponent’s left arm (near his hand).

3. As your left hand follows through (cocking palm up near your right hip), position your right hand in the front of and to the left of, your solar plexus in a check. Immediately execute a right thrusting sweep kick to the shin of your attacker’s left leg while continuing to check with your right hand, should your opponent wish to reactivate his left arm.

4. Continue the flow of your action by delivering a left knife-edge kick to the inside of your opponent’s right knee, a left side chicken kick. Simultaneous with your left kick, execute a left outward back knuckle strike to your opponent’s left temple. Your right hand should continue to check.

SET 34: SHIELD AND MACE (Right Step-Through Punch)

1. From the point of contact of your previous strikes, have your left foot step toward 9 o’clock into a left transitional neutral bow, facing 9 o’clock. Immediately pivot to your right into a horse stance and deliver a right vertical outward block to the outside of your opponent’s right arm. This is done while simultaneously delivering a left
straight punch to your attacker’s right lower ribcage.

2. Pivot to your left and drop into a left close kneel as you strike down with a right hammerfist to the top of your attacker’s right kidney, driving down to the pelvic area. Your left hand is now “Bracing Angle Check” at your attacker’s right elbow.

3. Circle your left hand clockwise and pin your opponent’s right arm down to his own body as your right hand circles counterclockwise striking your opponent’s face and eyes with a right looping inward horizontal heel palm claw.

4. Continue the flow of the counterclockwise circle of your right hand and have it continue down and along the back of your attacker’s body and right leg to strike the back of your opponent’s right knee.

5. Without raising your body, follow up with a right knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent’s left knee.

SET 35: SHIELD AND MACE (Left Step-Through Punch)

1. From the point of contact of your previous kick, have your right foot step toward 3 o’clock into a right transitional neutral bow, facing 3 o’clock. Immediately pivot to your left into a horse stance and deliver a left vertical outward block to the outside of your attacker’s left arm. This is done while simultaneously delivering a right straight punch to your opponent’s left lower ribcage.

2. Pivot to your right and drop into a right close kneel as your strike down with a left hammerfist to the top of your attacker’s left kidney, driving down to the pelvic area. Your right hand is now a “Bracing Angle Check” at your opponent’s left elbow.

3. Circle your right hand clockwise and pin your attacker’s left arm down to his own body as your left hand circles counterclockwise striking your opponent’s face and eyes with a left looping inward horizontal heel palm claw.

4. Continue the flow of the counterclockwise circle of your left hand and have it contour down and along the back of your attacker’s body and left leg to strike the back of your attacker’s left knee with your left handsword. The action is to buckle your opponent’s left leg. Have your right hand circle clockwise and check just below your opponent’s left knee.

5. Without raising your body, follow up with a left knife-edge kick to the back of your opponent’s right knee.

SET 36: FIVE SWORDS (Right Step-Through Kick and Roundhouse Punch)

1. From the “Point of Contact” of your left kick, have your left foot plant toward 9 o’clock into a horsestance, facing 12 o’clock. As you plant, have both of your hands cock to your right hip (right hand as a handsword, palm up and your left hand as a handsword, palm down with your fingers pointing toward 3 o’clock).

2. Have your right foot step forward into a right neutral bow, facing 12 o’clock. In the process execute a left outside downward parry to the inside of your opponent’s right kicking leg. Simultaneously execute a right inward block (done as a handsword) to the inside of your opponent’s right punch.

3. Immediately strike to the right side of your opponent’s neck with a right outward handsword.

4. Pivot into a right forward bow, facing 12 o’clock, as you execute a left five finger thrust (palm down) to your attacker’s eyes while your right hand cocks to your right hip, fist clenched and palm up.

5. Having caused your attacker’s head to move away from you will cause his midsection to jut forward. Take advantage of this anticipated response by pivoting into a right neutral bow, as you strike with a right upward thrust to your attacker’s stomach. In the process your left hand becomes a cocking check, that is guarding horizontally, palm down near your right biceps.

6. With your attacker now bending over, immediately have your left foot slide counterclockwise toward 4:30, into a right forward bow (while now facing 10:30), as your left outward handsword strikes to the left side of your opponent’s neck Your right hand acts as a check against any potential danger from your opponent’s left arm.

7. Without hesitation and while pivoting into a right neutral bow, execute a right inward handsword to the back of your attacker’s neck. Your left hand should be checking low.

SET 37: FIVE SWORDS (Left Step-Through Kick and Roundhouse Punch)

1. Have your right foot step toward 9 o’clock, as you immediately pivot into a right transitional rotating twist. In the process, execute a right outside downward parry to the inside of your opponent’s kicking leg. Immediately have your left foot step forward into a left neutral bow, facing 12 o’clock. Simultaneously execute a left inward block (done as a handsword) to the inside of your opponent’s left punch.

2. Immediately strike to the left side of your attacker’s neck with a left outward handsword.

3. Pivot into a left forward bow, facing 12 o’clock, as you execute a right five finger thrust (palm down) to your opponent’s eyes while your left hand cocks to your left hip, fist clenched and palm up.

4. Having caused your opponent’s head to move away from you will cause his midsection to jut forward. Take advantage of this anticipated response by pivoting into a left neutral bow, as you strike with a left upward thrust to your attacker’s stomach. In the process your right hand becomes a cocking check that in guarding horizontally, palm down near your left biceps.

5. With your opponent now bending over, immediately have your right foot slide counterclockwise (toward 4:30) into a left forward bow (while now facing 10:30), as your right outward handsword strikes to the right side of your attacker’s neck. Your left hand acts as a check against any potential danger from your opponent’s right arm.

6. Without hesitation and while pivoting into a left neutral bow, execute a left inward handsword to the back of your attacker’s neck. Your right hand in an interim hook around the right side of your opponent’s neck. Your right hand should be checking low.

SET 38: TWIRLING HAMMERS (Left Step-Through Punch)

1. While standing in a left neutral bow, your opponent executes a left step through punch. Immediately shift your left foot slightly to your right (toward 3 o’clock) into a left front twist stance as you execute a left extended outward block to the outside of your attacker’s left arm (at or above your opponent’s left elbow). Your right hand checks near your solar plexus.

2. Without loss of momentum, have your right foot step forward into a right neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock) as your execute a right looping overhead back knuckle strike to your opponent’s right mastoid, while maintaining your left extended outward block.

3. Continue the looping action of your right hand and convert it into a right pressing check at your opponent’s left lower ribcage.

4. Without any loss of motion, convert your left elbow strike into an upward hooking wrist check (waiter’s hand). Simultaneously pivot into a right neutral bow as you now loop (clockwise) a right inward hammerfist strike, diagonally and down, to your attacker’s right kidney.

SET 39: TWIRLING HAMMERS (Right Step-Through Punch)

1. While standing in a right neutral bow, your opponent executes a right step through punch. Immediately shift your right foot slightly to your left (toward 9 o’clock) into a right front twist stance as you execute a right extended outward block to the outside of your attacker’s right arm (at or above your opponent’s right elbow). Your left hand checks near your solar plexus.

2. Without loss of momentum, have your left foot step forward into a left neutral bow (facing 12 o’clock) as your execute a left looping overhead back knuckle strike to your opponent’s left mastoid, while maintaining your right extended outward block.

3. Continue the looping action of your right hand and convert it into a left pressing check at your opponent’s right elbow. Simultaneously pivot into a left forward bow and deliver a right inward horizontal elbow strike to your opponent’s right ribcage.

4. Without loss of motion convert your right elbow strike into an upward hooking wrist check (waiter’s hand). Simultaneously pivot into a left neutral bow as you now loop (clockwise) a left inward hammerfist strike, diagonally and down, to your attacker’s left kidney.

CLOSING:

1. Execute a left front crossover toward 4:30. During the cover step have your right clenched fist, which is covered by your left open hand cock near your right side.

2. To complete the crossover hop onto your right foot into a right one-leg stance, now having your right and left handscock near your right ear.

3. Have your left foot plant toward 9 o’clock into a meditative horse facing 12 o’clock.

4. Come to attention.

5. Complete the formal salutation.

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