Five Swords – American Kenpo Technique
This page provides details about the American Kenpo technique – Five Swords. This self-defense technique is used against a roundhouse or hook punch. It involves a combination of moves such as a knife hand strike, palm strike, etc.
Unfortunately, after the death of Ed Parker in 1990, American Kenpo broke into a number of competing organizations. This has led to a fragmentation of the style and some schools are promoting differing techniques and standards. American Kenpo often uses colorful names (i.e. Snapping Twig) for self-defense techniques in order to help students remember these moves. For other techniques, please visit Black Belt Wiki’s American Kenpo Techniques section.
Five Swords Technique