How to do Detour from Doom Self Defense Technique

Detour from Doom

Detour from Doom is a self-defense technique found in the green belt rank of Ed Parker’s American Kenpo Karate. This technique is against a front-right roundhouse kick.

Detour from Doom Step by Step

  • As the kick comes in step to your right blocking the kick with a left downward block while you place yourself on a cat stance.
  • Deliver a right vertical punch to the nose at the same time you block.
  • Execute a front kick to the groin, step to your right as he leans forward
  • Check his neck with your left hand to terminate him with a right-hand sword.
  • Cover out

Instructed by Casa De Kenpo which includes Professors Cliff Seminerio and Juan Serrano.

Detour from Doom with its extension for Third-degree black belt, by Associate Professor Rick Jeffcoat.


  • The block and the punch are almost simultaneously.
  • Deliver the punch after your right foot lands.

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