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American Kenpo Forms and Sets

Forms and Sets

Short Form Two

Theme:  Advancing with front hand block; front and rear hand counters, utilizing body momentum, rotation, and gravitational marriage.

 

 

Salutation: Start from a meditating horse stance facing 12 :00.

 

1. With your right foot step forward towards 12:00 into a right neutral bow while executing a right inward block with a left hand check.  Execute a right outward hand sword.

 

2. With your left foot, step forward towards 12:00 into a left neutral bow while executing a left inward block with a right hand check. Execute a left outward hand sword.

 

3. Slide your left foot back into a cat stance while covering your right fist (on hip, palm up) with a left vertical fist.  Step out into a left forward bow facing 9:00 while simultaneously executing a left outward block and a right reverse punch.

 

4. Slide your right foot back into a cat stance facing 12:00 while covering your left hand (on hip, palm up) with a right vertical fist. Step out into a right forward bow facing 3:00 while simultaneously executing a right outward block and a left reverse punch.

 

5. Slide your left foot towards 3:00 into a cat stance facing 9:00. Have your arms crossed at the chest, left over the right. Step toward 6:00 into a wide kneel, or deep neutral bow, while simultaneously executing a left upward block and a right hand middle knuckle with a vertical downward snap.

 

6. Slide your right foot back to a cat stance facing 9:00. Have your arms crossed at the chest, right over the left. Step toward 12:00 into a wide kneel while simultaneously executing a right upward block and a left hand middle knuckle with a vertical downward snap.

 

7. Slide your left foot back into a cat stance facing 6 o'clock and have your arms crossed at the chest, right over the left. Step out towards 4:30 into a left neutral bow while executing a left downward block and a right back elbow strike.

 

8. Step through towards 4:30 into a right neutral bow while executing a right palm heel strike while the left hand checks your mid-section.

 

9. Slide your right foot back into a cat stance facing 6:00 and have your arms crossed at the chest, left over the right. Step towards 7:30 into a right neutral bow while executing a right downward block and a left back elbow strike.

 

10. Step through, towards 7:30, into a left neutral bow while executing a left palm heel strike while the right hand checks the mid-section.

 

11. Slide your right foot back into a cat stance and turn clockwise to 1:30 while executing a left inward block with the right hand cocking palm up at the waist.

 

12. Step forward into a right neutral bow while executing a right upward or extended outward block with the left hand cocked palm up in a half-fist at your rib cage.

 

13. Shift into a right forward bow while executing a left half-fist at throat level.

 

14. Slide your left foot forward into a cat stance and turn counterclockwise to 10:30 while executing a right inward block with the left hand cocking itself palm up at your waist.

 

15. Step forward into a left neutral bow while executing a left upward or extended outward block with the right hand cocked palm up in a half-fist at your rib cage.

 

16. Shift into a left forward bow while executing a right half-fist at throat level.

 

17. Close to a meditative horse stance facing 12:00.

 

Salutation