Kenpo Karate Purple Belt Techniques
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Ah, the vivid memories of my purple belt years linger in my mind as if they happened just yesterday. It was a time of relentless pursuit, a period when I immersed myself in the thrilling world of tournaments. Yet, my heart held an unwavering preference: sparring. Forms and other activities failed to captivate me; it was the raw intensity of combat that truly ignited my spirit.
In those days, I embarked on a quest to conquer as many tournaments as I could, honing my skills with every exhilarating clash. The taste of victory fueled my ambition, driving me forward like a warrior possessed. Along the way, I earned the distinguished Kenpo Flame patch—a symbol of my dedication and triumph.
As I reminisce, I can’t help but reflect on the comrades who began this journey by my side. Alas, the passage of time has led them astray, gradually dwindling our once formidable band of eight purple belts from my generation. Yet, amidst the departures, I stood unwavering, defying the odds.
It was I, the lone survivor of our cohort, who boldly stepped forward to test for the coveted Blue Belt. The arduous training, the countless hours spent perfecting technique, and the indomitable spirit that burned within me propelled me toward this momentous milestone. The anticipation and nervous excitement intertwined as I stood before the panel, eager to prove my mettle.
Looking back now, I realize that this defining chapter in my martial arts journey was not just about achieving a higher rank. It represented my unwavering dedication, my unyielding passion, and my relentless pursuit of growth. The blue belt became more than a symbol—it embodied my unwavering resolve and served as a testament to my unbreakable spirit.
So, as I recollect those purple belt years, I do so with a sense of nostalgia and pride. They were the foundation upon which I built my martial arts prowess, the crucible in which my character was forged. The memories may be tinged with the bittersweet absence of my fellow purple belts, but they also remind me of my singular determination, the unshakable conviction that set me apart.
Now, as I embrace the challenges that lie ahead as a blue belt, I carry the legacy of those who started alongside me. I stand as a testament to the power of perseverance, the triumph of unwavering dedication, and the beauty of embracing one’s unique path.
Kenpo Karate Purple Belt Stances
Kenpo Purple Belt Blocks
- Push down block
- Cross block
- Universal block
Kenpo Purple Belt Parries
- Inside downward parry
- Outside downward parry
Kenpo Purple Belt Punches
- Roundhouse punch
- Vertical thrusting back knuckle punch
- Vertical snapping punch
Kenpo Purple Belt Finger Techniques
- Vertical finger thrust
- Upward thrust Overhead whip
Kenpo Purple Belt Strikes
- Inward horizontal forearm
- Outward horizontal forearm
- Inner diagonal wrist
- Underhand heel palm
- Forward horizontal heel palm
- Upward lifting back knuckle
Kenpo Purple Belt Kicks
- Front thrusting ball kick Side
- thrusting knife edge kick
- Back thrusting heel Thrusting
- Sweep kick
Kenpo Purple Belt Foot Maneuvers
- Push drag
- Front crossover
- Rear crossover
Kenpo Karate Purple Belt Self Defense Techniques
- Twirling Wings. Left rear stiff-arm shoulder grab.
- Snapping Twig. Front left-hand chest push.
- Leaping Crane. Right front step-through punch.
- Swinging Pendulum. Front right roundhouse kick.
- Crushing Hammer. Rear bear hug- arms pinned.
- Captured Leaves. Right flank finger lock.
- Evading the Storm. Right front overhead club.
- Charging Ram. Front tackle.
- Parting Wings. Front two-hand push.
- Thundering Hammers. Front step-through right punch.
- Squeezing the Peach. Rear bear hug- arms pinned.
- Circling Wing. Rear two hand choke- arms bent.
- Calming the Storm. Front right step through roundhouse club.
- Darting Mace. Front two-hand wrist grab.
- Hooking Wings. Front two-hand low push.
- Shield and Sword. Left front straight through punch.
- Gift in Return. Handshake.
- Bow of Compulsion. Front wrist lock against opponent’s chest.
- Obstructing the storm. Right overhead club.
- Twin kimono. Front two-hand lapel grab- push out.
- Sleeper. Front right step through straight punch.
- Spiraling Twig. Rear bear hug, arms free.
- Cross of destruction. Rear two-hand choke.
- Flight to Freedom. Rear hammerlock.
Kenpo Karate Purple Belt Forms
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- Kenpo Karate Finger Techniques
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