How to do Shield and Mace Self Defense Technique

How to do Shield & Mace Self Defense Technique

Shield and Mace

Shield and Mace is a self-defense technique found in the blue belt rank of Ed Parker’s American Kenpo Karate, this technique is against a Front Right Step Through Punch. This technique is also found in Form 4, let’s go over the steps:

  • As the punch comes in, do a left step forward while you do a right block and a left punch to the kidneys at the same time.
  • Do a left parry and deliver a back knuckle to the kidney.
  • Use your left hand to move the arm down then execute a right claw to the face then keep circling to end up hitting the back of the knee.
  • Then finish the technique with a right kick to the back of the left leg.
  • Cover out.

Explained and demonstrated by Professors Cliff Seminerio and Juan Serrano.

Demonstrated by GM Flores

Shield And Mace demonstrated by GM Larry Tatum


  • The first three moves need to be executed simultaneously.
  • You must check the right arm to be able to go around it to strike the face to end up behind the knee.

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