COORDINATION SET #2


OPENING: ATTENTION STANCE. BOW. DROP TO A MEDITATING HORSE STANCE.

NOTE: The footwork in this set is the same as the footwork in
Coordination Set #1.

SET 1:

1. Have your right foot drop back toward 6 o'clock into a left
neutral bow, facing 12 o'clock. As you step back, execute a right
inward block, followed by a left outward block which is executed
simultaneously "with" a right outside downward block. (This is all one
flow. Your right inward block just continues to become the right
downward block).

2. Now simultaneously execute a right outward block and a left
outside downward block. Be sure to utilize the DOUBLE FACTOR as above
in step #1.

3. From Point of Origin, bring your left arm in, up, and out into a
left upward block, as you simultaneously execute a right hammerfist
inward, diagonally and down, as if striking your opponent's left
ribcage. While simultaneously blocking and striking, pivot into a left
forward bow stance.

4. Perform the above step just "opposite" while pivoting into a left
neutral bow stance.

5. Pivot into a left forward bow stance as you execute a right inward
block, while cocking your left hand back to your left hip (fist
clenched, palm up, as a left back elbow strike).

6. Simultaneously execute a left straight thrust punch to sternum
level "with" a right front snapping ball kick to groin level. Without
putting your foot down, continue the action into a right back
thrusting heel kick to groin level simultaneous "with" a right
straight thrust punch to the front at sternum level.

7. As you plant your right foot down into a left forward bow stance,
execute a left upward parry over your head simultaneous "with" a right
outward heel palm thrust at sternum level.

SET 2:

1. Step through forward toward 12 o'clock with your right foot into a
right neutral bow stance. As you step forward, execute a left inward
block, followed by a right outward block which is executed
simultaneously "with" a left outside downward block. (This is all one
flow. Your left inward block just continues to become the left
downward block).

2. Now simultaneously execute a left outward block and a right
outside downward block. Be sure to utilize the DOUBLE FACTOR as above
in step #1.

3. From Point of Origin, bring your right arm in, up, and out into a
right upward block, as you simultaneously execute a left hammerfist
inward, diagonally and down, as if striking your opponent's right
ribcage. While simultaneously blocking and striking, pivot into a
right forward bow stance.

4. Perform the above step just "opposite" while pivoting into a right
neutral bow stance.

5. Pivot into a right forward bow stance as you execute a left inward
block, while cocking your right hand back to your right hip (fist
clenched, palm up, as a right back elbow strike).

6. Simultaneously execute a right straight thrust punch to sternum
level "with" a left front snapping ball kick to groin level. Without
putting your foot down, continue the action into a left back thrusting
heel kick to groin level simultaneous "with" a left straight thrust
punch to the front at sternum level.

7. As you plant your left foot down into a right forward bow stance,
execute a right upward parry over your head simultaneous "with" a left
outward heel palm thrust at sternum level.

SET 3:

1. Cover toward 9 o'clock, by having your right foot drop back toward
3 o'clock into a left neutral bow, facing 9 o'clock. As you step back,
execute a right inward block, followed by a left outward block which
is executed simultaneously "with" a right outside downward block.
(This is all one flow. Your right inward block just continues to
become the right downward block).

2. Now simultaneously execute a right outward block and a left
outside downward block. Be sure to utilize the DOUBLE FACTOR as above
in step #1.

3. From Point of Origin, bring your left arm in, up, and out into a
left upward block, as you simultaneously execute a right hammerfist
inward, diagonally and down, as if striking your opponent's left
ribcage. While simultaneously blocking and striking, pivot into a left
forward bow stance.

4. Perform the above step just "opposite" while pivoting into a left
neutral bow stance.

5. Pivot into a left forward bow stance as you execute a right inward
block, while cocking your left hand back to your left hip (fist
clenched, palm up, as a left back elbow strike).

6. Simultaneously execute a left straight thrust punch to sternum
level "with" a right front snapping ball kick to groin level. Without
putting your foot down, continue the action into a right back
thrusting heel kick to groin level simultaneous "with" a right
straight thrust punch to the front at sternum level.

7. As you plant your right foot down into a left forward bow stance,
execute a left upward parry over your head simultaneous "with" a right
outward heel palm thrust at sternum level.

SET 4:

1. Step through forward toward 9 o'clock with your right foot into a
right neutral bow stance. As you step forward, execute a left inward
block, followed by a right outward block which is executed
simultaneously "with" a left outside downward block. (This is all one
flow. Your left inward block just continues to become the left
downward block).

2. Now simultaneously execute a left outward block and a right
outside downward block. Be sure to utilize the DOUBLE FACTOR as above
in step #1.

3. From Point of Origin, bring your right arm in, up, and out into a
right upward block, as you simultaneously execute a left hammerfist
inward, diagonally and down, as if striking your opponent's right
ribcage. While simultaneously blocking and striking, pivot into a
right forward bow stance.

4. Perform the above step just "opposite" while pivoting into a right
neutral bow stance.

5. Pivot into a right forward bow stance as you execute a left inward
block, while cocking your right hand back to your right hip (fist
clenched, palm up, as a right back elbow strike).

6. Simultaneously execute a right straight thrust punch to sternum
level "with" a left front snapping ball kick to groin level. Without
putting your foot down, continue the action into a left back thrusting
heel kick to groin level simultaneous "with" a left straight thrust
punch to the front at sternum level.

7. As you plant your left foot down into a right forward bow stance,
execute a right upward parry over your head simultaneous "with" a left
outward heel palm thrust at sternum level.

SET 5:


1. Cover toward 6 o'clock, by having your right foot drop back toward
12 o'clock into a left neutral bow, facing 6 o'clock. As you step
back, execute a right inward block, followed by a left outward block
which is executed simultaneously "with" a right outside downward
block. (This is all one flow. Your right inward block just continues
to become the right downward block).

2. Now simultaneously execute a right outward block and a left
outside downward block. Be sure to utilize the DOUBLE FACTOR as above
in step #1.

3. From Point of Origin, bring your left arm in, up, and out into a
left upward block, as you simultaneously execute a right hammerfist
inward, diagonally and down, as if striking your opponent's left
ribcage. While simultaneously blocking and striking, pivot into a left
forward bow stance.

4. Perform the above step just "opposite" while pivoting into a left
neutral bow stance.

5. Pivot into a left forward bow stance as you execute a right inward
block, while cocking your left hand back to your left hip (fist
clenched, palm up, as a left back elbow strike).

6. Simultaneously execute a left straight thrust punch to sternum
level "with" a right front snapping ball kick to groin level. Without
putting your foot down, continue the action into a right back
thrusting heel kick to groin level simultaneous "with" a right
straight thrust punch to the front at sternum level.

7. As you plant your right foot down into a left forward bow stance,
execute a left upward parry over your head simultaneous "with" a right
outward heel palm thrust at sternum level.

SET 6:

1. Step through forward toward 6 o'clock with your right foot into a
right neutral bow stance. As you step forward, execute a left inward
block, followed by a right outward block which is executed
simultaneously "with" a left outside downward block. (This is all one
flow. Your left inward block just continues to become the left
downward block).

2. Now simultaneously execute a left outward block and a right
outside downward block. Be sure to utilize the DOUBLE FACTOR as above
in step #1.

3. From Point of Origin, bring your right arm in, up, and out into a
right upward block, as you simultaneously execute a left hammerfist
inward, diagonally and down, as if striking your opponent's right
ribcage. While simultaneously blocking and striking, pivot into a
right forward bow stance.

4. Perform the above step just "opposite" while pivoting into a right
neutral bow stance.

5. Pivot into a right forward bow stance as you execute a left inward
block, while cocking your right hand back to your right hip (fist
clenched, palm up, as a right back elbow strike).

6. Simultaneously execute a right straight thrust punch to sternum
level "with" a left front snapping ball kick to groin level. Without
putting your foot down, continue the action into a left back thrusting
heel kick to groin level simultaneous "with" a left straight thrust
punch to the front at sternum level.

7. As you plant your left foot down into a right forward bow stance,
execute a right upward parry over your head simultaneous "with" a left
outward heel palm thrust at sternum level.

SET 7:

1. Cover toward 3 o'clock, by having your right foot drop back toward
9 o'clock into a left neutral bow, facing 9 o'clock. As you step back,
execute a right inward block, followed by a left outward block which
is executed simultaneously "with" a right outside downward block.
(This is all one flow. Your right inward block just continues to
become the right downward block).

2. Now simultaneously execute a right outward block and a left
outside downward block. Be sure to utilize the DOUBLE FACTOR as above
in step #1.

3. From Point of Origin, bring your left arm in, up, and out into a
left upward block, as you simultaneously execute a right hammerfist
inward, diagonally and down, as if striking your opponent's left
ribcage. While simultaneously blocking and striking, pivot into a left
forward bow stance.

4. Perform the above step just "opposite" while pivoting into a left
neutral bow stance.

5. Pivot into a left forward bow stance as you execute a right inward
block, while cocking your left hand back to your left hip (fist
clenched, palm up, as a left back elbow strike).

6. Simultaneously execute a left straight thrust punch to sternum
level "with" a right front snapping ball kick to groin level. Without
putting your foot down, continue the action into a right back
thrusting heel kick to groin level simultaneous "with" a right
straight thrust punch to the front at sternum level.

7. As you plant your right foot down into a left forward bow stance,
execute a left upward parry over your head simultaneous "with" a right
outward heel palm thrust at sternum level.

SET 8:


1. Step through forward toward 3 o'clock with your right foot into a
right neutral bow stance. As you step forward, execute a left inward
block, followed by a right outward block which is executed
simultaneously "with" a left outside downward block. (This is all one
flow. Your left inward block just continues to become the left
downward block).

2. Now simultaneously execute a left outward block and a right
outside downward block. Be sure to utilize the DOUBLE FACTOR as above
in step #1.

3. From Point of Origin, bring your right arm in, up, and out into a
right upward block, as you simultaneously execute a left hammerfist
inward, diagonally and down, as if striking your opponent's right
ribcage. While simultaneously blocking and striking, pivot into a
right forward bow stance.

4. Perform the above step just "opposite" while pivoting into a right
neutral bow stance.

5. Pivot into a right forward bow stance as you execute a left inward
block, while cocking your right hand back to your right hip (fist
clenched, palm up, as a right back elbow strike).

6. Simultaneously execute a right straight thrust punch to sternum
level "with" a left front snapping ball kick to groin level. Without
putting your foot down, continue the action into a left back thrusting
heel kick to groin level simultaneous "with" a left straight thrust
punch to the front at sternum level.

7. As you plant your left foot down into a right forward bow stance,
execute a right upward parry over your head simultaneous "with" a left
outward heel palm thrust at sternum level.

SET 9:

1. Cover toward 12 o'clock, by having your right foot drop back
toward 6 o'clock into a left neutral bow, facing 12 o'clock. As you
step back, execute a right inward block, followed by a left outward
block which is executed simultaneously "with" a right outside downward
block. (This is all one flow. Your right inward block just continues
to become the right downward block).

2. Now simultaneously execute a right outward block and a left
outside downward block. Be sure to utilize the DOUBLE FACTOR as above
in step #1.

3. From Point of Origin, bring your left arm in, up, and out into a
left upward block, as you simultaneously execute a right hammerfist
inward, diagonally and down, as if striking your opponent's left
ribcage. While simultaneously blocking and striking, pivot into a left
forward bow stance.

4. Perform the above step just "opposite" while pivoting into a left
neutral bow stance.

5. Pivot into a left forward bow stance as you execute a right inward
block, while cocking your left hand back to your left hip (fist
clenched, palm up, as a left back elbow strike).

6. Simultaneously execute a left straight thrust punch to sternum
level "with" a right front snapping ball kick to groin level. Without
putting your foot down, continue the action into a right back
thrusting heel kick to groin level simultaneous "with" a right
straight thrust punch to the front at sternum level.

7. As you plant your right foot down into a left forward bow stance,
execute a left upward parry over your head simultaneous "with" a right
outward heel palm thrust at sternum level.

SET 10:

1. Step through forward toward 12 o'clock with your right foot into a
right neutral bow stance. As you step forward, execute a left inward
block, followed by a right outward block which is executed
simultaneously "with" a left outside downward block. (This is all one
flow. Your left inward block just continues to become the left
downward block).

2. Now simultaneously execute a left outward block and a right
outside downward block. Be sure to utilize the DOUBLE FACTOR as above
in step #1.

3. From Point of Origin, bring your right arm in, up, and out into a
right upward block, as you simultaneously execute a left hammerfist
inward, diagonally and down, as if striking your opponent's right
ribcage. While simultaneously blocking and striking, pivot into a
right forward bow stance.

4. Perform the above step just "opposite" while pivoting into a right
neutral bow stance.

5. Pivot into a right forward bow stance as you execute a left inward
block, while cocking your right hand back to your right hip (fist
clenched, palm up, as a right back elbow strike).

6. Simultaneously execute a right straight thrust punch to sternum
level "with" a left front snapping ball kick to groin level. Without
putting your foot down, continue the action into a left back thrusting
heel kick to groin level simultaneous "with" a left straight thrust
punch to the front at sternum level.

7. As you plant your left foot down into a right forward bow stance,
execute a right upward parry over your head simultaneous "with" a left
outward heel palm thrust at sternum level.

SET 11:


1. Drop your right foot back into a horse stance, facing 12 o'clock,
as you execute double outward blocks.

2. Execute double outside downward blocks.

3. Loop your hands over your head and into double hammerfists inward
diagonally and down. (Keep your elbows in close.)

4. Now execute double straight thrust punches to the front.

5. Lift your hands up and in as you open them, and let them pass down
in front of your face, as you execute double outward heel palm
thrusts.

CLOSING: BRING YOUR HANDS INTO A MEDITATING HORSE STANCE. COME TO
ATTENTION STANCE. BOW.



COORDINATION SET #2

CONTAINS:

1. Basic stances:

a. Attention
b. Horse
c. Neutral Bow
d. Forward BOw

2. Basic Foot Maneuvers:

a. Step Through
b. Pivot
c. Cover

3. A downward block "with" an outward block.
4. An upward block "with" an inward horizontal hammerfist.
5. An inward block "with" a back elbow.
6. A straight thrust punch "with" a front snapping ball kick.
7. A straight thrust punch "with" a back snapping heel kick.
8. An upward parry "with" an outward heel palm.
9. Simultaneous usage of the same strike or block

a. Double Outward Blocks
b. Double Downward Blocks
c. Double Hammerfist Strikes
d. Double Outward Heel Palms

TEACHES:

1. How to use the Double Factor and flow from one block to
another.
2. The Double Factor as you simultaneously block while
striking.
3. Simultaneous blocks.
4. Simultaneous blocks "with" strikes.
5. Simultaneous parry "with" a strike.
6. Simultaneous punch "with" a kick.
7. Simultaneous use of "opposite" and "reverse" motion.
8. Opposite arm and leg usage in the same direction.
9. Same arm and leg usage in opposite directions.
10. How to strike simultaneously to more than one Depth Zone.
11. How to Counter Balance:

a. Arm with an arm
b. Arm with an arm with a leg

12. The use of Bracing Angles.
13. An introduction to "gaseous" movement.
14. How to use the concept of Center of Mass in a Gaseous State
of Motion.



NOTES ON COORDINATION SET #2

1. Practice this set in slow motion with ankle and wrist weights.

2. Be sure to have your upward parries and upward blocks follow the
correct angle of execution.

3. Keep your blocks and strikes within your Outer Rim.

4. Which Self-Defense techniques use similar dual motion ?

5. Use the knowledge of this set to expand your present techniques
into the "gaseous" state.

6. Practice this set "blindfolded" to improve your balance and sense
of equilibrium.

7. Practice the set on bags, on bodies, etc...

8. Practice the set in various terrains.





Ed Parker Sr. Memories
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Ed Parker Sr. was the founder of the art known today as American Kenpo.
In these files, Ed Parker Jr. shares his fathers unpublished notes and other memories with us.