Kicking Set #1

Name: Kicking Set 1
Number of Sections: 4
Number of Moves: 20
Official (24 Tech) Location: Orange Belt
32 Tech Location:
16 Tech Location:
Accumulative Journal: Orange Belt

Kicking Set 1 is the required set for orange belt in Ed Parker’s American Kenpo.  In our Yellow Belt Set & Form we learned how to defend and how to defend while retreating.  In Orange Belt our form reinforced what we learned in Yellow Belt by having us perform Short Form 1 on both sides.  Here in Kicking Set 1 we break, for a bit, from the retreat and block mentality to instead move forward and strike.  This entire set is advancing forward with kicks delivered in a variety of ways.   Kicking Set 1 will help develop balance and coordination as you learn to deploy 4 kicks 13 different ways.

Contains

  • Stances
    • Horse Stance
    • Left Neutral Bow Stance
    • Right Neutral Bow
    • Left Front Twist Stance (Transitional)
    • 45° Cat Stance (Transitional)
  • Foot Maneuvers
    • Step Through
    • Front Crossover
    • Shuffle (Drag Step)
  • Kicks
    • Right Step Through Ball Kick (Front Snap Kick)
    • Right Knife Edge Kick (Side Kick)
    • Right Front Roundhouse Kick (Wheel Kick)
    • Left Spinning Rear Kick
    • Right Step Through Knife Edge Kick (Side Kick)
    • Right Snapping Ball Kick
    • Right Rear Kick
    • Left Front Roundhouse Kick (Wheel Kick)
    • Left Step Through Ball Kick (Front Snap Kick)
    • Left Knife Edge Kick (Side Kick)
    • Left Step Through Roundhouse Kick
    • Right Spinning Rear Kick
    • Left Step Through Knife Edge Kick

Teaches

  • To advance with kicks.
  • To maintain a constant guard while moving and kicking.
  • To use a cat stance to change directions.
  • To use different methods of executing the same kicks.
  • Four basic kicks, with 13 different methods of execution
    • Ball Kick (3 methods)
      • Right Step Through Ball Kick (2x)
      • Shuffle, Right Ball Kick
      • Shuffle, Left Ball Kick
    • Knife Edge Kick (4 methods)
      • Left Crossover, Right Knife Edge Kick
      • Right Step Through Knife Edge Kick
      • Shuffle, Left Knife Edge Kick
      • Left Step Through Knife Edge Kick
    • Roundhouse Kick (3 methods)
      • Shuffle, Right Front Roundhouse Kick (2x)
      • Shuffle, Left Front Roundhouse Kick
      • Left Step Through Roundhouse Kick
    • Rear Kick (3 methods)
      • Left Spinning Rear Kick (2x)
      • Shuffle, Right Rear Kick
      • Right Spinning Rear Kick


Kicking Set 1 - Ed Parker's American Kenpo, Orange Belt Set

Ed Parker's American Kenpo Orange Belt Set, Kicking Set 1, Diagram

Step by Step

  • Opening
    • Begin in a meditative horse stance.
  • Section 1 – moves done facing 12:00
    • Slide your right foot back toward 6:00 to form a left neutral bow stance facing 12:00
    • Execute a right step through ball kick toward 12:00, planting your right foot forward into a right neutral bow facing 12:00.
    • Execute a left front crossover and a right knife edge kick toward 12:00, planting your right foot forward into a right neutral bow facing 12:00.
    • Shuffle forward with a right front roundhouse kick toward 12:00, planting your right foot forward into a right neutral bow facing 12:00.
    • Execute a left spinning rear kick toward 12:00, planting your left foot forward into a left neutral bow stance facing 12:00
  • Section 2 – moves done facing 3:00
    • Slide your right foot back toward 9:00 to form a left neutral bow stance facing 3:00.
    • Deliver a right step-through knife edge kick toward 3:00, planting your right foot forward into a right neutral bow stance facing 3:00.
    • Shuffle forward with a right snapping ball kick toward 3:00, planting your right foot forward into a right neutral bow stance facing 3:00.
    • Shuffle forward with a right front roundhouse kick toward 3:00, planting your right foot forward into a right neutral bow stance facing 3:00.
    • Shuffle forward with a right rear kick toward 3:00, planting your right foot toward into a right neutral bow stance facing 3:00.
  • Section 3 – moves done facing 6:00
    • Step toward 12:00 with your left foot and pivot clockwise to form a right neutral bow stance facing 6:00.
    • Execute a left spinning rear kick toward 6:00, planting your left foot forward into a left neutral bow stance facing 6:00.
    • Shuffle forward with a left front roundhouse kick toward 6:00, planting your left foot forward into a left neutral bow stance facing 6:00.
    • Shuffle forward with a left front snapping ball kick toward 6:00, planting your left foot forward into a left neutral bow stance facing 6:00.
    • Shuffle forward with a  left knife edge kick toward 6:00, planting your left foot forward into a left neutral bow stance facing 6:00.
  • Section 4 – moves done facing 9:00
    • Slide your right foot toward 3:00 to form a left neutral bow stance facing 9:00
    • Execute a right step through ball kick toward 9:00, planting your right foot forward into a right neutral bow stance facing 9:00.
    • Execute a left step through roundhouse kick toward 9:00, planting your left foot forward into a left neutral bow stance facing 9:00.
    • Execute a right spinning rear kick, planting your right foot forward into a right neutral bow stance facing 9:00.
    • Execute a left snapping knife edge kick planting your left foot forward into a left neutral bow stance facing 9:00.
  • Closing
    • Pivot clockwise to face 12:00 in a horse stance.
    • Cover your right clenched fist with your left open hand.
    • Close your meditative horse stance.

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