Kenpo Karate Finger Techniques

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American Kenpo Karate Finger Techniques

American Kenpo Karate Finger Techniques that you will find in Self defenses, sets and forms. There is a Finger Set 1 that has these techniques, then there is an advanced set called Finger Set 2 where you see these techniques with advanced foot maneuvers and combinations.


  1. Overhead Claw: Known as tiger claw to the face.
  2. Cross Back Claw
  3. Underhand Claw: Known as tiger claw to the groin.
  4. Straight Thrust.
  5. Vertical Thrust.
  6. Upward Thrust.
  7. Outward Whip.
  8. Overhead Whip.
  9. Side Thrust.
  10. Back Thrust.
  11. Back Claw.
  12. Cross Back Thrust
  13. Upward Claw
  14. Eagle’s Talon
  15. Single Finger Thrust: Strike to one eye.
  16. Two Finger Thrust: Strike to both eyes.
  17. Two Finger Poke: Snap Strike to both eyes.
  18. Outward Two finger Hook
  19. Back Whip (below waist)
  20. Back Whip (over shoulder)
  21. Horizontal Slice: Strike mostly to one eye.
  22. Reverse Horizontal Slice
  23. Pincher
  24. Twin Dragons: Strike to both eyes.

These techniques are for specific targets and need time to learn how to use them right. Excessive force should be avoided, it is the appropriate move at the appropriate time. These techniques are precise weapons and are used mostly to the eyes, throat, and groin.