How to do Clipping the Storm Self Defense Technique

How to do Clipping the Storm Self Defense Technique

Clipping the Storm

Clipping the storm is a Kenpo Karate Self Defense Technique found in the green belt rank created by Edmund Parker. This technique is against a front right thrusting club. Storm in Kenpo means a club or stick attack, you will find similar techniques along the Kenpo system where there is a club attack from several different angles.

Step by Step:

  • As the attack comes in step to your left with a left chop straight down to his wrist.
  • Strike his right bicep with your right hand.
  • Step through chopping the neck with your left hand in a cat stance.
  • Transform your cat into a forward bow and heel palm to the face.
  • Cover out

Clipping the storm, instructed by Casa De Kenpo which includes Professors Cliff Seminerio and Juan Serrano.

Clipping the storm has an extension which is found in the third-degree black belt rank. Here Mr. Rick Jeffcoat (8th-degree black belt)demonstrates this technique with its extension.


  • Learn how to attack with a stick, so you can understand better how to defend yourself against an attack.
  • Keep your moves short and do not overextend your arms.
  • Keep your back straight and do not lean forward.

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