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Some have restructured the order of the techniques, omitted some of the techniques, added techniques Ed Parker taught in an earlier American Kenpo System, or added some techniques of there own designs.

 

In the following "16" technique system - the ONLY difference in the "16" vs. the "24" system is where a student is recognized for his/her progress with the award of a color belt.

 

YELLOW BELT

    1. DELAYED SWORD
    2. ALTERNATING MACES
    3. SWORD OF DESTRUCTION
    4. DEFLECTING HAMMER
    5. CAPTURED TWIGS
    6. GRASP OF DEATH
    7. CHECKING THE STORM
    8. MACE OF AGGRESSION
    9. ATTACKING MACE
    10. SWORD & HAMMER

ORANGE BELT

      1. CLUTCHING FEATHERS
      2. TRIGGERED SALUTE
      3. DANCE OF DEATH
      4. THRUSTING SALUTE
      5. GIFT OF DESTRUCTION
      6. LOCKING HORNS
      7. LONE KIMONO
      8. GLANCING SALUTE
      9. FIVE SWORDS
      10. BUCKLING BRANCH
      11. SCRAPING HOOF
      12. GRIP OF DEATH
      13. CROSSING TALON
      14. REPEATING MACE
      15. SHIELDING HAMMER
      16. STRIKING SERPENTS HEAD

 

PURPLE BELT

      1. LOCKED WING
      2. OBSCURE WING
      3. REVERSING MACE
      4. THRUSTING PRONGS
      5. TWISTED TWIG
      6. OBSCURE SWORD
      7. RAINING CLAW
      8. CRASHING WINGS
      9. TWIRLING WINGS
      10. SNAPPING TWIG
      11. LEAPING CRANE
      12. SWINGING PENDULUM
      13. CRUSHING HAMMER
      14. CAPTURED LEAVES
      15. EVADING THE STORM
      16. CHARGING RAM

 

BLUE BELT

      1. PARTING WINGS
      2. THUNDERING HAMMER
      3. SQUEEZING THE PEACH
      4. CIRCLING WING
      5. CALMING THE STORM
      6. DARTING MACE
      7. HOOKING WINGS
      8. SHIELD & SWORD
      9. GIFT IN RETURN
      10. BOW OF COMPULSION
      11. OBSTRUCTING THE STORM
      12. TWIN KIMONO
      13. SLEEPER
      14. SPIRALING TWIG
      15. CROSS OF DESTRUCTION
      16. FLIGHT TO FREEDOM

 

GREEN BELT

      1. BEGGING HANDS
      2. THRUSTING WEDGE
      3. FLASHING WINGS
      4. HUGGING PENDULUM
      5. REPEATED DEVASTATION
      6. ENTANGLED WING
      7. DEFYING THE STORM
      8. RAKING MACE
      9. SNAKING TALON
      10. SHIELD & MACE
      11. RETREATING PENDULUM
      12. TRIPPING ARROW
      13. FALLEN CROSS
      14. RETURNING THE STORM
      15. CROSSED TWIGS
      16. TWIST OF FATE

 

3rd DEGREE BROWN

      1. FLASHING MACE
      2. GIFT OG DESTINY
      3. WINGS OF SILK
      4. GRIPPING TALON
      5. GATHERING CLOUDS
      6. DESTRUCTIVE TWINS
      7. BROKEN RAM
      8. CIRCLING THE HORIZON
      9. OBSCURE CLAWS
      10. ENCOUNTER WITH DANGER
      11. CIRCLING DESTRUCTION
      12. DETOUR FROM DOOM
      13. SQUATTING SACRIFICE
      14. ESCAPE FROM DEATH
      15. BRUSHING THE STORM
      16. MENACING TWIRL

 

2nd DEGREE BROWN

      1. LEAP FROM DANGER
      2. CIRCLES OF PROTECTION
      3. CIRCLE OF DOOM
      4. BROKEN GIFT
      5. HEAVENLY ASCENT
      6. CAPTURING THE STORM
      7. CONQUERING SHIELD
      8. TAMING THE MACE
      9. TWIRLING SACRIFICE
      10. CROSS OF DEATH
      11. SECURING THE STORM
      12. INTERCEPTING THE RAM
      13. KNEEL OF COMPULSION
      14. CLIPPING THE STORM
      15. GLANCING WING
      16. THE BACK BREAKER

 

1st DEGREE BROWN

      1. GLANCING SPEAR
      2. THRUST INTO DARKNESS
      3. CIRCLING FANS
      4. ROTATING DESTRUCTION
      5. FALCONS OF FORCE
      6. BEAR & THE RAM
      7. RAINING LANCE
      8. DESPERATE FALCONS
      9. LEAP OF DEATH
      10. PROTECTING FANS
      11. DECEPTIVE PANTHER
      12. COURTING THE TIGER
      13. GATHERING THE SNAKES
      14. GLANCING LANCE
      15. DOMINATING CIRCLES
      16. DESTRUCTIVE FANS
      17. UNFURLING CRANE
      18. GRASPING EAGLES
      19. PARTING OF THE SNAKES
      20. THRUSTING LANCE
      21. BLINDING SACRIFICE
      22. SNAKES OF WISDOM
      23. ENTWINED LANCE
      24. FALLING FALCON

 

1st DEGREE BLACK

      1. FATAL CROSS
      2. TWIRLING HAMMERS
      3. DEFENSIVE CROSS
      4. DANCE OF DARKNESS
      5. MARRIAGE OF THE RAMS
      6. THE RAM & THE EAGLE
      7. ESCAPE FROM THE STORM
      8. CIRCLING WINDMILLS
      9. DESTRUCTIVE KNEEL
      10. BOWING TO BUDDHA
      11. REVERSING CIRCLES
      12. REPRIMANDING THE BEARS
      13. CIRCLING THE STORM
      14. UNFOLDING THE DARK
      15. UNWINDING PENDULUM
      16. PIERCING LANCE
      17. ESCAPE FROM DARKNESS
      18. CAPTURING THE ROD
      19. PRANCE OF THE TIGER
      20. BROKEN ROD
      21. ENTWINED MACES
      22. DEFYING THE ROD
      23. FATAL DEVIATION
      24. TWISTED ROD

 

2nd DEGREE BLACK  (THE EXTENSTIONS)

      1. CLUTCHING FEATHERS
      2. TRIGGERED SALUTE
      3. DANCE OF DEATH
      4. THRUSTING SALUTE
      5. GIFT OF DESTRUCTION
      6. LOCKING HORNS
      7. LONE KIMONO
      8. GLANCING SALUTE
      9. FIVE SWORDS
      10. BUCKLING BRANCH
      11. SCRAPING HOOF
      12. GRIP OF DEATH
      13. CROSSING TALON
      14. REPEATING MACE
      15. SHIELDING HAMMER
      16. STRIKING SERPENTS HEAD
      17. LOCKED WING
      18. OBSCURE WING
      19. REVERSING MACE
      20. THRUSTING PRONGS
      21. TWISTED TWIG
      22. OBSCURE SWORD
      23. RAINING CLAW
      24. CRASHING WINGS

 

3rd DEGREE BLACK

      1. TWIRLING WINGS
      2. SNAPPING TWIG
      3. LEAPING CRANE
      4. SWINGING PENDULUM
      5. CRUSHING HAMMER
      6. CAPTURED LEAVES
      7. EVADING THE STORM
      8. CHARGING RAM
      9. PARTING WINGS
      10. THUNDERING HAMMER
      11. SQUEEZING THE PEACH
      12. CIRCLING WING
      13. CALMING THE STORM
      14. DARTING MACE
      15. HOOKING WINGS
      16. SHIELD & SWORD
      17. GIFT IN RETURN
      18. BOW OF COMPULSION
      19. OBSTRUCTING THESTORM
      20. TWIN KIMONO
      21. SLEEPER
      22. SPIRALING TWIG
      23. CROSS OF DESTRUCTION
      24. FLIGHT TO FREEDOM

 

4th DEGREE BLACK

      1. BEGGING HANDS
      2. THRUSTING WEDGE
      3. FLASHING WINGS
      4. HUGGUNG PENDULUM
      5. REPEATED DEVASTATION
      6. ETANGLED WING
      7. DEFYING THE STORM
      8. RAKING MACE
      9. SNAKING TALON
      10. SHIELD & MACE
      11. RETREATING PENDULUM
      12. TRIPPING ARROW
      13. FALLEN CROSS
      14. RETURNING THESTORM
      15. CROSSED TWIGS
      16. TWIST OF FATE
      17. FLASHING MACE
      18. GIFT OG DESTINY
      19. WINGS OF SILK
      20. GRIPPING TALON
      21. GATHERING CLOUDS
      22. DESTRUCTIVE TWINS
      23. BROKEN RAM
      24. CIRCLING THE HORIZON

 

5th DEGREE BLACK

      1. OBSCURE CLAWS
      2. ENCOUNTER WITH DANGER
      3. CIRCLING DESTRUCTION
      4. DETOUR FROM DOOM
      5. SQUATTING SACRIFICE
      6. ESCAPE FROM DEATH
      7. BRUSHING THE STORM
      8. MENACING TWIRL
      9. LEAP FROM DANGER
      10. CIRCLES OF PROTECTION
      11. CIRCLE OF DOOM
      12. BROKEN GIFT
      13. HEAVENLY ASCENT
      14. CAPTURING THE STORM
      15. CONQUERING SHIELD
      16. TAMING THE MACE
      17. TWIRLING SACRIFICE
      18. CROSS OF DEATH
      19. SECURING THE STORM
      20. INTERCEPTING THE RAM
      21. KNEEL OF COMPULSION
      22. CLIPPING THE STORM
      23. GLANCING WING
      24. THE BACK BREAKER

 

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