How to do Returning Storm Self Defense Techniques

Returning Storm

This is a self-defense technique found in the blue belt rank of the American Kenpo Karate system, is a technique against a club attack, specifically a front inward roundhouse and backhand club attack.

Returning Storm Step by Step:

  • As the attacker steps through with a right roundhouse club attack and then come back with the same weapon, you step to your left covering up and do a left step through as you block the upcoming attack.
  • Grab the wrist and apply pressure to the elbow, immediately do a back step with your right foot and drag him down controlling his height.
  • Deliver a right front leg to any important available target and step out.


  • Make sure you get away from the first swing, but not too far so you are able to catch him coming¬†with the second swing.

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