American Kenpo Karate Mission Uncategorized

Pushes: First Directive and Drills

Category of Attack


Within American Kenpo Karate’s category of attack, “Pushes,”  front pushes can be applied in several ways: two-hand shoulders, two hand chest, one-hand direct, one-hand cross. The intent can be to push you off balance or to push you to the ground.  The first directive to any push in which you are standing, is to move with the least resistance to a stance (with integrity) in one step, with  a block/check, strike, or both.   The video clip below features two-hand and one-hand front pushes.  These pushes teach how use the concept of the path of least resistance and how to neutralize the push.

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