im sorry but you guys lost me when you started talking about Geometrical stuff and zones and cancelations. I didnt take American Kenpo and these things are not included in our curriculum. As far as talking your way out or walking away goes, these are the best options without a doubt. However when the situation has been elevated to physical use of force it is always better to end it as quickly as possible. For example. the first posting was for a technique of a front right cross cross shoulder push. When your opponents right hand reaches you shoulder (not the first time, exhaust you verbal options first) if you grab his right hand with your right hand and step back with your right foot into a bow stance, the opponent will probably step forward with his right foot. Then still holding on to their right hand (preferably by the wrist to turn their arm) you are in a good position to execute a palm heel strike with your left hand to thier right elbow. Which will more than likely make them not want to turn to face you. From the strike point you should be in somewhat of a horse stance. Still holding on to the opponents right arm you could either turn back into the bow stance and do a snap kick to thier right knee which should still be forward, or while executing the palm heel strike you could bring you stance from the bow stance to the horse stance and bring you feet together from there and then to a short shuffle and knife kick to their right knee. Of course this is an ideal technique and modifications would have to be made for an actual situation. As far as technical sayings im not sure about zones or anything like that. This is the way that we train. To end a physical altercation as quickly as possible.