A Yellow belt practitioner is given an introduction to the American Kenpo System while developing a working knowledge of the basics - the foundation of the Art. Under Ed Parker's system Yellow contains 10 techniques. These techniques are the foundations for most, if not all, of the techniques in later belts.
- Delayed Sword (Front -- defense against a right hand lapel grab)
- Alternating Maces (Front -- defense against a two-hand push)
- Sword of Destruction (Front -- defense against a lefthand straight punch, roundhouse, or hook)
- Deflecting Hammer (Front -- defense against a right front thrust kick)
- Captured Twigs (Rear -- defense against a bear hug, arms pinned)
- Grasp of Death (Left flank -- right arm headlock)
- Checking the Storm (Front -- right step-through overhead club)
- Mace of Aggression (Front -- two-hand lapel grab, pulling in)
- Attacking Mace (Front -- right step through straight punch)
- Sword and Hammer (Right flank -- left hand shoulder grab)
Katas and Forms Edit
The above Kata are all that are required Under Parker Kenpo but Sensei Norman also requires
Terminology and SayingsEdit
- sword - Knife edge of the hand
- mace - fists
- storm - Club Attack
- twigs - arms
- hammer - hammer fist
- Distance is your best friend
- When blocking on the inside of an opponent's arm, do so below the elbow, never above it.
- When blocking on the outside of an opponent's arm, do so at or above the elbow never below it.
- The ankle is the wrist of the foot