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    bushidomartialarts Senior Master

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    So I was talking with some other kenpo geeks about the 'kenpo code'...

    Sword = chop
    Mace = closed fist
    Doom = kicks
    Destruction = left
    Storm = stick attack

    etc.

    What does 'Falcons' mean? We have Falling Falcon, Desperate Falcons and Falcons of Force. We couldn't suss out the commonality.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Our Code may be different because our techique "Stopping the storm is for when someone is already on you and you have to react quickly, whereas "Beating Disaster" is for defending against an overhand pipe or stick attack.
     
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    BTW i am in Chinese Kenpo.
     
  4. MattJ

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    Check the sticky at the top of this forum:

    From Bill Martino's Kenpo Zone:
    Code Words In Technique Names

    Branch- attack using a kick
    Circles- the dominant feature of the defense is circular motions
    Cross- your defense involves crossing of his (3) or your (2) arms
    Danger- you are grounded as part of the attack
    Darkness- an attack from behind (3), or a defense behind him (1)
    Death- usually an attack involving a choke (4), or a stomping defense (2)
    Destruction- a left-handed attack
    Doom- an attack involving a kick
    Falcon- both hands initially work in the high zone
    Fans - initial move uses a fanning action with both hands
    Feathers- hair
    Gift- attack involving a handshake
    Hammer- the primary feature of your defense is hammerfists
    Kimono- attack using a lapel grab
    Lance - attack using a knife
    Leaves - fingers
    Mace - fist (either attacking, or as part of the response)
    Obscure- your initial strike is to one of your obscure zones
    Peach- groin
    Pendulum- downward block, usually in defense against a kick
    Prongs- thumbs
    Rain- descending attack or defense
    Ram- usually a tackle (3), but may be a fist (2) or banged heads (1)
    Rod-attack using a pistol
    Sacrifice- involves grabbing his legs (2) or body (1)
    Salute- defense that uses an upward heelpalm strike
    Snakes - two people 'snaking around' (2), or wrapping your arms about theirs (1)
    Storm- attack using a club or stick
    Sword-defense that uses chops (i.e., sword hands)
    Twigs- arms or hands
    Wing - either a seized arm, or a defense that relies heavily on your arm
     
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    MJS Administrator Staff Member

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    I would say one or both hands executing a grab.
     
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    ChadWarner Green Belt

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    Hz 1 forcefull grabs, to say just grabs would include many more things such talon techs.123
     

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