Forward Bow in Kenpo Karate

Forward Bow

Forward Bow

This is Forward Bow in Kenpo Karate, you will find this stance in many basic and intermediate forms. Not a stance to use it on sparring but it might be present in a few self defense techniques.

You can start on a Neutral Bow and then if you turn the hip from the rear foot and face forward then you will have a Forward Bow. This stance creates a strong base for direct strikes, punches and kicks.


  • Do not over extend your rear leg
  • Do not over bend your front leg
  • Keep your back straight and do not lean forward
  • Align your hips with your shoulders

Kenpo Karate Techniques

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