KT:Kajukenbo Right hand punch counters

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Kajukenbo Right hand punch counters
By Nubreed - 01-06-2009 04:42 AM
Originally Posted at: KenpoTalk


The Kajukenbo Right hand punch counters is the root techniques of WHKD. It is our foundation. To understand WHKD's punch counter's you must have and understand all of the basics of the Kajukenbo Kenpo Karate punch counters, and basic knowledge and principles of Tumi Pai, and Chuan Fa sections.

Our Root system Kajukenbo right hand punch counters:
"As Taught by our founder GM Dacascos" I say this because there are many different versions out there within Kajukenbo.

1. Fast kick : as they punch with their boxer type punch, Step to the left to 11:00 and deliver a left inward parry, and a hammerfist to the attackers bicep, simultaneouly deliver a front snapping kick to the shin, follow up with a left eye poke and backfist

2. Fast kick, cross: this is the same trick but after you deliver the front snap kick to the shin, cross your right foot over your left foot, pivot and follow with a second front thrust kick to the other knee, move into a horse stance position, straighten their arm into a armbar across both knees.

3. Fast kick, throw: this again is building off of the first one as you deliver the front snap kick, you will shuffle your feet forward to drop down behind the rear leg and deliver a thigh throw to the attacker or backward sweep.

4. Fast kick pull down: this again is building on to the first one, after you have delivered the front snap kick, your right hand will move from the attackers bicep to apply the forearm over the attackers shoulder, with the attackers right arm over your own shoulder, you step back and dislocate the shoulder of the attacker, by lowering your body down.

4a. is moving to a side position with your left knee down the attackers arm across your raise right knee for a break or controling factor.

How do you end up with a WHKD Right Hand Punch counter? This is my version or expression. That has been shown to GM Dacascos
You can start with the blending of soft style Chinese thories of Kajukenbo Tum Pai/ Tai Chi Chuan which taught a different way to deal with force by using evasion, and off centering, the use and development of Yielding, rooting, reversing energy, and redirection of energy. This flow of attack is in a non-muscular way. The concepts of relaxed angulation and body movement protects the body and the limbs and follow with flowing claws, ripping/tearing fingers, circling snake arms.

One example: WHKD can use Hand combination #5 to teach this aspect!
You can use the same block and kick, but then you can follow with #5, Step outside to your left, right back of the open hand for redirection of punching hand, left open palm to strike to ribs, right follow into eyes with a finger poke, pivot into left crane strike to groin, right elbow to head, right chop to neck. Can you see some of the motion idea's used from above? This is just using one hand combination!

Kajukenbo Chuan fa emphasizes more of a close range multi striking flow of techniques than pre-set technique application. The use of timing and interception concepts and angulation of body movement and leg checking and low line kicking. The Kajukenbo Chuna Fa branch incorperated many short/long range tactics. It give us the legs for trips, throws and sweeps. Tactics for locking and jamming using the legs for leg traps, also Leg breaking techniques going against the natural joint movements.

Example: WHKD Hand combination #2
The same entry as above, but we can use the #2 hand combination, Right hand palm heel strike to attackers right shoulder joint, right palm heel strike to right shoulder joint, left hand palm heel strike to solar plexus, three optional strikes with right hand rake the eyes, and slap the ear and chop to the collar bone, apply a left knee buckle to bring the opponent down and his right ankle up to break with your right knee, as you drop on it.

Kajukenbo WHKD practitioners are versatile in all ranges the arms are wielded freely and powerfully in a variety of different styles. Concentrating on more of a offensive defenses approach. These is only one way one senior Black Belt in WHKD looks at the Kajukenbo punch counters. It will always be different then another. But each of us are told to study the Root technique's in great detail, being mindful at looking at all the angles and principles used. We break them down and blend various other tactics from Chuan Fa and Tum Pai.

Kajukenbo WHKD hand combinations are the closest thing to using these concepts. If you where to blend the WHKD Hand combinations to the Kajukenbo punch counters. You would have a basic idea of what we are doing in WHKD. The progression of training leads us to freedom to move with the opponent as the situation warrants it! How did they add this information to Kajukenbo. I for one was not there. This is only my personal guess at it. If you look at the principles of each branches stages, you will see where it can be added.

Break down of WHKD #1 Hand Combination.
"These are old school Shoalin hand sets"
1. Rt inward hooking knuckle punch (thumb down) to the left temple
2. Lt. Finger jab to the eyes
3. Rt. back knuckle to the right temple
4. Lt. vertical punch to the solar plexus
5. Rt. finger jab to the throat
6. Lt. back knuckle to the chin

As a practitioner of WHKD, you could add any hand combination to any punch counter at any point in the technique and come out with 100's of variations. Therefore expressing your own style. That is way we say, once the basics are learn, up through Black belt, it is up to your own expression. Add to that the 25 WHKD Fighting principles and you have a basic idea of how one Black Belt in WHKD looks at the Kajukenbo techniques and Right hand punch counters and the creative mind of GM Dacascos.

Sigung Ben Fajardo


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chav buster

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i always wanted to train in this style but theres no instructors in the uk.

good read

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