Kevin's Karate Page
I started studying Karate with Sifu Rick and Mister Loe
at American Academy of Self Defense
in December of 1999.
- I will respect the concept of Martial Arts and practice courtesy.
- I will develop my courage and perseverance in the face of adversity.
- I will strive to improve my inner self.
- I will not allow anyone to accept my kindness as a form of weakness.
These are in the order I have actually learned them, and noting variations
of the moves where I have learned of them.
- Delayed Sword :
Attacker right hand punch.
Respond with (L foot step back + R inward block),
R front kick, R hand follow down arm... sword to neck
- Deflecting Hammer :
Attacker right front kick.
Respond with (L foot step back and to side
away from kick + R hand hammer outward deflecting blow to kicking foot/leg),
left hand check by grabbing attacker's R shoulder,
R elbow strike to face/jaw/nose.
- Sword and Hammer :
Attacker left hand grabs your R shoulder.
Question... how do you know which hand attacker grabbed with?
Answer... this technique actually works with either hand grab,
with some variations.
Respond with (L hand grab opps hand + turn head and look),
(R foot step into opp + R sword to face),
(Bend knees + R hand hammer to groin).
Note: If opp grabbed with R hand, then R sword may not reach face,
in which case R sword strikes ribs unders attacker's outstreched arm.
- Sword of Destruction :
Attacker throws a high left hook punch.
Respond with (L foot back + R outward block),
R front kick, R sword follows arm to neck.
If you are lefty or ambidextrous or just looking for variations,
you can do L mirror image of this and use it against attacker's
R hand punch (as in Delayed Sword).
- Alternating Mace :
Attacker pushes you, usually two handed.
Respond with (L foot back + R inward block turning downward),
Rotate hips R + squat into forward bow + L hand punch chest
(aka reverse punch),
Return to R fighting stance + R backfist to face.
- Mace of Aggression :
Attacker grabs both lapels and pulls you in.
L hand check their hands + R heel palm to chin + R step forward,
R crane/slap their arms at elbow & make bend/close distance/lean
their face toward you,
R upward elbow strike to face.
- Attacking Mace :
Attacker right punches.
L inward block + R foot back (big opp) or L foot forward (small opp),
R reverse punch,
R grab outstreched arm,
R kick to belly + still holding arm with RH pull them into your kick,
L reverse punch + pull them into your punch with RH.
- Checking the Storm :
Attacker overhead strike with club.
L outward block + R step back and out + L grab outstreched arm,
L front kick to groin + pull into kick with L hand grab + point toe L 90 degrees on landing,
R side kick downward to break knee,
R backfist to face + L slide down arm and grab club away.
- Captured Twigs
- Grasp of Death
- Clutching Feathers :
Attacker LH grabs your hair/top of head.
Respond with LH grab their hand + RH punch chest + L step back
(by stepping back you pull them into your punch),
R outward block + L heel palm to chin,
R backfist across face.
- Thrusting Salute :
Attacker R front kick.
R step back and out + L low block,
R front kick to groin + L high check to chest,
LH coming back turn palm to face you + RH heel palm your LH palm
(make smacking sound to simulate sound of actual opp's face)
Follow through with RH making salute like motion.
- Shielding Hammer :
Attacker R punch.
R inward block + L step back,
R elbow strike to gut.
- Triggered Salute :
Attacker R hand push on your L shoulder.
Allow your body to rotate into the push (spin L-ward) +
LH grabs their hand + RH heel palm chin,
RH crane downward bends their arm at elbow,
R inward elbow/backfist strike to ribs,
R back elbow/backfist strike to ribs,
R uppercut to jaw.
- Dance of Death :
Attacker R cross body punch (reverse punch).
L step forward + L inward block,
R sword/knife strike to groin (thumb side, keep thumb tucked),
R elbow to chest + LH behind opp's R knee + R step between opps legs,
(note step between legs important to successful leverage... want your R knee
against inside of their L knee, so both of their knees are checked),
LH pull back/up + RH elbow push chest + R knee outward check
(they fall down now, on their back),
RH hammer strike opposite knee,
LH gravity punch lands on groin
- Gift of Destruction :
Attacker shakes hand/grabs hand.
LH check/grab their upper arm + R step back,
R front kick (possible roundhouse or knee to groin also) + pulling
opp into kick with grasped hand.