How to do Shield and Sword Self Defense Technique

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.


  • 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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