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24 Technique System
2nd 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

Requirement For 2nd Degree Brown Belt

KATAS: Form 4; Two Man Set (both sides)


1.        FATAL CROSS - Front Two-Hand Attempted Grab or Push

2.        TWIRLING HAMMERS - Front Left Step Trough Punch

3.        DEFENSIVE CROSS - front Right Snap Kick

4.        DANCE OF DARKNESS - Front Right Kick Followed By a Right Punch  

5.        MARRIAGE OF THE RAMS - Right and Left Shoulder Grabs (Close) By Two Men

6.        THE RAM AND THE EAGLE - Front Right Punch and Left Collar Grab By Two Men

7.        ESCAPE FROM THE STORM - Right Flank Right Overhead Club

8.        CIRCLING WINDMILLS - Front Two-Hand Push Followed By a Right Punch

9.        DESTRUCTIVE KNEEL - Front Right Step Through Punch

10.     BOWING TO BUDDHA - Front Right Roundhouse Kick (While Kneeling On The Ground)

11.     REVERSING CIRCLES - Front Left Roundhouse Kick Followed By a Left Punch

12.     REPRIMANDING THE BEARS - Front Right Punch and Rear Bear-Hug By Two Men -- Arms, Free

13.     CIRCLING THE STORM - Front Right Club Thrust (Poke)

14.     UNFOLDING THE DARK - Left Step Through Punch From The Right Rear Flank

15.     UNWINDING PENDULUM - Front Right Kick Followed By A Right Punch

16.     PIERCING LANCE - Front Right Knife Thrust While Your Arms Are Up

17.     ESCAPE FROM DARKNESS - Right Punch From The Right Side

18.     CAPTURING THE ROD - Front Right Pistol Holdup (Against Your Chest)

19.     PRANCE OF THE TIGER - Right Flank Step Trough Uppercut Punch

20.     BROKEN ROD - Rear Right Hand Pistol  

21.     ENTWINING MACES - Front Right and Left Punch With Opponent's Left Leg Forward

22.     DEFYING THE ROD - Front Right Pistol Holdup

23.     FATAL DEVIATION - Front Right and Left Punch With Opponent's Left Leg Forward  

24.     TWISTED ROD - Front Right Pistol Holdup