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Kenpo Karate Strikes

Kenpo Karate Strikes

This section is one of the most important ones because these are considered the core arsenal and “Lego” pieces of Kenpo Karate. Every Kenpo Karate technique uses a set of techniques that have at least one of these strikes. Kenpo Karate strikes are what makes each form and self-defense unique, plus with unified Kenpo principles, angles, and universal pattern we can learn why each technique is like that.

Here is the list of American Kenpo Karate Strikes you will find in all Kenpo Self-defenses.


  1. Inward Hand sword
  2. Outward Hand sword
  3. Inward Reverse Hand sword


  1. Inward Hammer Fist
  2. Back Hammer Fist


  1. Inward Elbow
  2. Upward Elbow Strike
  3. Obscure Elbow Strike
  4. Back Elbow Strike
  5. Inward Overhead Elbow
  6. Outward Overhead Elbow
  7. Outward Elbow
  8. Obscure Back Elbow


  1. Straight Heel of Palm
  2. Inward Horizontal Heel of Palm
  3. Underhand Heel of Palm
  4. Outward Heel of Palm


  1. Outward Back Knuckle
  2. Inward Diagonal Knuckle Rake
  3. Center Knuckle Thrust


  1. Inside Vertical Forearm

Kenpo Karate Techniques

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