How to do Snaking Talon Defense Technique

How to do Snaking Talon Defense Technique

Snaking Talon

Snaking Talon is a self-defense technique found in the blue belt rank of Ed Parker’s American Kenpo Karate system.  This technique is against a front two hand push, a pretty common attack.

Snaking Talon step by step:

  • As you are being pushed your natural reaction is to step back, in this case, left foot back while your right-hand goes over the left forearm to go under the right arm ending with a wrist grab.
  • As you grab the wrist pull it and hit the elbow with your other hand and kick the groin simultaneously.
  • Drop your leg on a rear twist stance, and deliver a back kick to the middle section.

Snaking Talon. Instructed by Casa De Kenpo which includes Professors Cliff Seminerio and Juan Serrano.


  • Train with a real push to get familiar with real pushes.
  • Break the elbow as you deliver your kick to the groin.

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