Sword & Hammer Series
The following series of Sword and Hammer technique video clips are set up to assist the A.K.K.I. members to learn and understand specific principles in American Kenpo. Some of the principles and concepts include the Equation Formula, Grafted Methods of Execution, and Progressive Sequential Energy Development. These videos were all filmed on the same day in May 2000. The reason why this technique was chosen is because itís an entry-level yellow belt technique in most Kenpo systems. Itís used as a place to start and grow from and was one of the techniques with the shortest combination of movements in Mr. Parkerís Yellow Belt Journal.
This series of video clips demonstrates some alternatives when executing this technique. The first strike that is in the beginning of each of the four clips is a:
The video clips teach the beginning student how to use a Master Key Method of Initiation (Lift) to a Master Key Method of Delivery (Whip) to different targets. It also teaches how contouring up the body and bending their elbow creates a full range of motion that helps achieve Maximum Action Potential. After the handsword, the next move is a hammerfist that drops down to:
With regards to the final
clip #4, this shows the Master Key Method of
In the next series, Mr. Mills will demonstrate this same technique moving directly from a natural position of point of origin using 3-Dimensional Muscle Action. Mr. Mills has consistently used the D1 and D2 Extension and Flexion Patterns that guide this technique and many others, when competing in World Fast Draw Championships.
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