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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
arnis.org

 

24 Technique Training Manuals and Videos

as well as a Home Study

Requirements For 1st Degree Brown Belt
 
 
NOTE: The techniques for FIRST DEGREE BROWN are identical to those listed under the ORANGE BELT requirements. The only difference is that the techniques in FIRST DEGREE BROWN extend beyond ORANGE for purposes of introducing new concepts and principles of motion.  

KATAS: Form 5  Kicking Set 2

1.        CLUTCHING FEATHERS - Front Left Hand Hair Grab
 
 

2.        TRIGGERED SALUTE - Front Right Hand Straight Punch
 
 

3.        DANCE OF DEATH - Front Right Straight Punch 
 
 

4.        THRUSTING SALUTE - Front Right Step Through Kick
 
 

5.        GIFT OF DESTRUCTION Handshake 
 
 

6.        LOCKING HORNS - Front Headlock
 
 

7.        LONE KIMONO - Front Left Hand Lapel Grab 
 
 

8.        GLANCING SALUTE - Front Right Hand Cross Push 


9.        FIVE SWORDS - Front Right Step Through Roundhouse Punch 
 
 

10.     BUCKLING BRANCH - Front Left Step Through Kick
 
 

11.     SCRAPING HOOF - Full Nelson
 
 

12.     GRIP OF DEATH - Left Flank Right Arm Headlock 
 
 

13.     CROSSING TALON - Front Right Hand Cross Wrist Grab
 
 

14.     REPEATING MACE - Front Left Hand Push


15.     SHIELDING HAMMER - Front Left Step Through Hooking Punch
 
 

16.     STRIKING SERPENT'S HEAD - Front Bear Hug, Arms free
 
 

17.     LOCKING WINGS - Hammerlock
 
 

18.     OBSCURE WING - Right Flank Left Hand Shoulder Grab
 
 

19.     REVERSING MACE - Front Left Step Through Straight Punch
 
 

20.     THRUSTING PRONGS _ Front Bear Hug, Arms Pinned
 
 

21.     TWISTING TWIG - Front Wrist Lock
 
 

22.     OBSCURE SWORD - Right Flank Left Hand Shoulder Grab
 
 

23.     RAINING CLAW - Front Right Uppercut Punch
 
 

24.     CRASHING WINGS - Right Bear Hug, Arms Free