Kenpo Techniques

"Its not who's right, but who's left."
Ed Parker

Kenpo techniques are groups of basic moves arranged in a pre-planned sequence to illustrate a possible defense for a given scenario.

They are taught with the "Three phase concept" which views the techniques in 3 stages (phases): Ideal, What-if, and Formulation.

In a "real world" situation, the Kenpo practitioner isn't expected to complete a whole specific technique. One never knows exactly how an opponent may react to any block, check or strike. For any given technique one can apply the equation formula to fit the reactions of their opponent, or perhaps the practitioner has a comfort level with certain movement and prefers to use the basics with which they are the most capable.

Some people believe that the techniques are the heart of kenpo. They are. Unfortunatly, too many people lose sight of why. Always remember, the techniques are vehicles for learning the principles of kenpo. That is their lesson.

You may view the manuals by belt level
Yellow Belt Orange Belt
Purple Belt Blue Belt
Green Belt Advanced Green Belt
Third Degree Brown Belt Second Degree Brown Belt
First Degree Brown Belt First Degree Black Belt
Or view a complete list of techniques

NOTE: The technique requirements outlined here for belt advancement are not necessarily going to be the same at your school. These are the requirements for advancement at the school in which I study. I did not write out this information myself. I only added the the html formatting. Remember, they are only a guide to helping you remember the information. Nothing replaces a human instructor. I hope you find this information useful.

Scott Voelker has gratiously converted the entire technique list into Word and PDF formats. To download, right click on the link and "save as..."
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