How to do Shield and Sword Self Defense Technique

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How to do Shield and Sword Self Defense Technique

Shield and Sword

This technique is part of the purple belt rank in the American Kenpo Karate system, it’s a technique against a¬†left front straight through punch.

In this video, we take a look at Shield and Sword and how it relates to Shielding Hammer and Repeating Mace. This is a technique found in the purple belt rank in American Kenpo Karate.

Let’s review the steps on this technique:

  • As the punch comes in, step to 3 o’clock with a left parry and deliver a right-hand sword to the neck.
  • Do a left elbow strike to the ribs while your right-hand checks his left shoulder.
  • Turn your body to 7 o’clock while you hit his ribs with a middle knuckle strike.
  • Use the momentum to deliver a right kick to his kidney and cover out.

Recommendations

  • Check his right shoulder right after you deliver the first strike, this will help you control your elbow strike.
  • If you are too close to the opponent after the middle knuckle strike then use a knee strike instead of a kick.

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