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24 Technique System
3rd Brown Belt


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Grand Master Ed Parker knew he would not be around forever. In an effort to give longevity and structure to his new AMERICAN KENPO SYSTEM Ed Parker set minimum standards for obtaining each belt rank, Yellow Belt through 3rd Black Belt

In 1987 - Three years before his death on December 15, 1990 - Ed Parker published Volume V of INFINITE INSIGHTS INTO KENPO. In this book he set forth the minimum requirements for each belt. Those requirements would specify the exact techniques to be taught; the order in which they should be taught and the kata/s required.


Yellow belt has 10 required self defense techniques and all belts Orange through 3rd degree Black Belt have 24 self Defense techniques.

FORTUNATELY FOR THE INSTRUCTOR AND DEDICATED STUDENT = The most authoritative and detailed "written manuals" on American Kenpo Self defense Techniques are available at


24 Technique Training Manuals and Videos

as well as a Home Study

Requirements For 3rd Degree Brown Belt

KATAS: Long 3   Striking Set 2   Stance Set 2


1.        GLANCING SPEAR - front Right Direct Wrist Grab

2.        THRUST INTO DARKNESS - Rear Right Step Trough Punch 

3.        CIRCLING FANS - Front Right And Left front Straight Punch Combination

4.        ROTATING DESTRUCTION - Front Right Snap and Left Spinning Back-Kick 

5.        FALCONS OF FORCE - Flank Left and Right Shoulder Grab By Two Men

6.        THE BEAR AND THE RAM - Front Right Punch and Rear Bear Hug -- Arms Free

7.        RAINING LANCE - Front Right Step Through Overhead Knife

8.        DESPERATE FALCONS - Front Two-Hand Grab to Both Wrists

9.        LEAP OF DEATH - Front Right Step Through Punch 

10.     PROTECTING FANS - Front Right and Left Punch Combination With Opponents Left Leg Forward

11.     DECEPTIVE PANTHER - Combination Right Front Snap Kick (Low) and Right Roundhouse Kick (High)

12.     COURTING THE TIGER - Flank Left and Right Arm Grab By Two Opponents

13.     GATHERING THE SNAKES - Front Left Punch and Rear Right Punch By Two Men

14.     GLANCING LANCE - Front Right Knife Thrust While your Arms Are Down 

15.     DOMINATING CIRCLES - Front Right Shoulder Grab By Opponent's Right Hand

16.     DESTRUCTIVE FANS - Left Flank Right Punch With Opponent's Rig Leg Forward

17.     UNFURLING CRANE - Front Right and Left Punch Combination With Opponent's Right Leg Forward

18.     GRASPING EAGLES - Front Right Lapel Grab and Rear Right Arms Grab By Two Men

19.     PARTING OF THE SNAKES - Front Right Punch and Rear Attempt By Two Men

20.     TRUSTING LANCE - Front Right Knife Trust While Your Arms Are Down

21.     BLINDING SACRIFICE - Front Two-Hand Grab or Choke

22.     SNAKES OF WISDOM - Flank Left and Right Shoulder Grabs By Two Men

23.     ENTWINING LANCE - Front Right Knife Thrust

24.     FALLING FALCON - Front Right Direct Lapel Grab