Kenpo Karate

Short Form 1 Kenpo Karate

Short form 1, this form is a yellow belt requirement and in some studios has been found in the orange belt. It is a basic form that teaches how to react to an attack, simple stance, and simple blocks. The stances you see here are attention, training horse, and neutral bow.

Short Form 1 Blocks

The blocks you see in this form are:

  • Inward Block
  • Vertical Outward Block
  • Upward Block
  • Downward Block

You also execute a real elbow strike while blocking and you do four basic angles.

  • This form teaches you to maintain a proper posture, how to move away from your opponent and block. Timing teaches you peripheral vision.

Since this is a basic form is considered the foundation of all the other forms and it encourages you to maintain a constant level when moving and not to elevate your head while moving forward or stepping back while blocking.


  • Maintain height in your positions, keep your back straight.
  • Make sure your blocks are executed correctly on both sides.
  • You must finish your form in the same place you started it.

Kenpo Karate Techniques

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