Obstructing the storm

Obstructing the storm

This is a Kenpo Karate Self Defense Technique found in the purple rank. This technique is against a right overhead club attack.

Obstructing the Storm Step by Step:

  • As the attack comes in cross your forearms to block the attack with your left arm on top of your right.
  • Grab his right wrist with your right hand and pull down while you check his shoulder with your left hand.
  • Deliver a right knee to his ribs or middle section as you pull his arm then cover out.


  • Pull the right arm while you deliver your left hammer strike, this will increase the damage.
  • If can also pull the arm when you do your knee, this will also increase the damage.

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