Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Code Words for Self-Defense Techniques

As one is learning the American Kenpo system, it can get challenging remembering all of the names of the self-defense techniques. Below you will find a list of code words and their definitions to help you in remembering the names of techniques:

Sword - chop
Destruction or Destructive - left side
Hammer - bottom of fist
Branch - leg
Storm - club
Mace - fist / punch
Kimono - shirt
Salute - heel palm
Talon, Falcon, Eagle - grab
Gift - handshake
Feathers - hair
Wing - elbow
Leaves - fingers
Ram - tackle or front of fist
Shield - block
Twig - arm
Pendulum - blocking arm that turns into a strike or block
Fan - parry
Lance - knife
Darkness - from behind or an unknown area
Rod - gun

Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Madison!!

Tomorrow my beautiful daughter, Madison, turns 7 years old! We are having a big party at our house, jam-packed with lots of kids. Chantel, as always, has done tons of preparation work. Happy Birthday Maddie! I love you!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dana Broadhead Wins At WKC World Championships in Spain!

Dana Broadhead's success continues. Dana just won the Gold medal in Women's Soft Style Forms and the Bronze medal in Traditional Weapons at the 2011 WKC World Championships in Spain. In her forms division, Dana did Long Form 4, and in her weapons division, she performed a Kung Fu form called Orr Fai Do Fa. Dana is a 2nd Degree Brown Belt in American Kenpo Karate and is member of the Chinese Karate Federation. Way to go Dana!!!!