Kenpo Terminolgy

Discussion in 'Kenpo / Kempo - Technical Discussion' started by Rob_Broad, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. Goldendragon7

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    Since the attacker was not very intelligent with the type of attack he is separated from his intellect since it apparently departed!
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  2. jfarnsworth

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    interesting analogy. I have not heard this tech. put in that way before.
     
  3. Kenpomachine

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    You can find Parker's list in Infinite Insights into Kenpo. Plus every association has a list of their own, changing order, adding extensions, and so on.

    It might sound weird, but in my school we don't have names for the techniques, just numbers.:eek: The techniques remains the same more or less and it's a little bit tougher to change the order.
     
  4. Michael Billings

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    It is intellectually smart,
    to depart;
    from the line of attack
    as we turn our back.

    Lift your leg,
    don't make them beg;
    Insert an outward backfist,
    just because he's on your list.

    Shuffle and knife edge
    to the knee,
    Then we don't have to listen,
    To his angry hurt pleas.

    Cover and away
    So you can say
    "I don't have a clue,
    what happened to that dude?"

    -MB
     
  5. Roland

    Roland Black Belt

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    ...that is the best chuckle I have had in a very long time.

    Very true too.
     
  6. jfarnsworth

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    Hey, I like it!!!
     
  7. Kirk

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    Do any of these terms have set definitions in kenpo?

    Hanging - as in Outward Hanging Back Knuckle Strike
    Flapping - as in Downward Flapping Elbow
    Looping - as in Looping Overhead Punch

    Do they specifically refer to a specific motion?
     
  8. Michael Billings

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    Kirk,

    Flapping is: a lever, bent, rotating through space without a fulcrum. That is the pivot points are the hand and shoulder.

    -MB
     
  9. Kirk

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    Why is it called a "reverse punch" ?
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    A forward punch in karate meant with the same arm as the forward leg; a reverse punch used the other arm (the same arm as the rear leg).
     
  11. Elfan

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    I think Kirk is refering to something differnt. My brain is fuzzy right now (darn Plato) so could you describe what you mean by a "reverse punch?"
     
  12. Kirk

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    I've been taught how to reverse punch, I just don't see where
    the name came from. Reverse to me implied direction,
    or the placement of the first, y'know?
     
  13. Mike

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    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
     
  14. Kirk

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    Awesome, thanks!
     
  15. GaryM

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    I was taught that a reverse punch is a lock punch. Just a different name. The hand starts palm up and rotates (as it is striking) to the palm down. Different schools use this terminology.
     
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    This is an old sparring term used to refer to the rear hand (if in a left neutral bow the right hand would be the reverse punch when punching) vs the front hand. Snapping or Thrusting has nothing to do with the term reverse, in this case.


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  17. 1) On "Bowing to Buddha" Ouch. I know this technique, and while it really isn't too practical, if you ever pulled it off... ouch.

    2)On KeNpo vs. KeMpo: They are the same. Get over it. It's all in the kanji. When translating from the Japanese, the actual spelling should really be "kempo", but the "M" is pronounced "N". It's because kem means law and ken means sword. James Mitosi just got sick of people reading it like english with an "M" sound, so he wrote "KENPO" on his school and advertisements. Schools with an "N" name come from Mitosi or Chow's background, those with an "M" are probably from Japan or direct from Okinawa, not through Hawaii.
     
  18. Also: in response to the original posting on American Kenpo codification, there are of course a few exceptions to the rules, but I won't go into them...

    KANZEN Kenpo uses different code, so just in case I, or another Kanzen guy/girl posts anything with our code in it, it goes:

    Apple- Throat
    Branches- Shoulders
    Stem- Forearm/Wrist
    Twig- Wrist/Hand
    Leaves- Fingers
    Roots- Legs
    Trunk- Torso

    Thrusting- Straight
    Circling- Roundhouse
    Descending- Downward
    Reversing- Backswing
    Blind- From Behind
    Flank- From the side
    Gasping- Choke
    Captured- Hold
    Rising- Upward
    Turf- Ground

    Hammer- Punch
    Spear- Kick
    Wood- Stick
    Steel- Knife
    Iron- Gun

    I.e. "Thrusting Wood" is an attempt to jab at you with a stick, from the front (because it doesn't say Blind or Flank)
     
  19. D.Cobb

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    Actually this is incorrect. For the real reason check here, http://www.martialtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=789&goto=lastpost
    Where you will find an answer to another of your posts.

    --Dave



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  20. Goldendragon7

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    Agreed

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