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    Default Basics - Free Style Techniques

    Here is a list of the Free style definitions.


    P - Punch
    K - Kick (any)
    bk - Back knuckle
    r - round house kick
    h - heel kick (any kick that utilizes the heel of the foot as the weapon)
    ts - thrusting sweep kick
    1 - in place body maneuver
    2 - shuffle
    3 - front crossover step out
    4 - frong crossover step out with a step through
    5 - step through
    6 - rear crossover
    (not a complete list feel free to add to it)
    Example:

    B1apdk (from Blue belt)

    Indicates the execution of the first variation of the base move, while simultaneously turning your upper body counter clockwise. (be sure not to rotate past a point of cancellation nullifying your own effectiveness) Follow up with a left vertical punch to your opponent's face while simultaneously executing a right sliding check down and onto your opponent's left arm. As your opponent backs up execute a left drag right front snap ball kick to his groin.
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    Default Re: Basics - Free Style Techniques

    Forgot to put on the list

    a- punch to the head
    b- punch to the body
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    Default Re: Basics - Free Style Techniques

    [QUOTE=dubljay]Here is a list of the Free style definitions.


    P - Punch
    K - Kick (any)
    bk - Back knuckle
    r - round house kick
    h - heel kick (any kick that utilizes the heel of the foot as the weapon)
    ts - thrusting sweep kick
    1 - in place body maneuver
    2 - shuffle
    3 - front crossover step out
    4 - frong crossover step out with a step through
    5 - step through
    6 - rear crossover
    (not a complete list feel free to add to it)
    Example:

    B1apdk (from Blue belt)

    QUOTE]

    your example has a 'd' but there's no definition for it.

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    Default Re: Basics - Free Style Techniques

    I appologize for that, I thought I had accounted for all the ones in the example.

    The "d" signifies a step drag.

    so dk would be a drag kick.

    My appologies
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    Default Re: Basics - Free Style Techniques

    This thread was started almost a year ago, and could defitiely be useful to many people on the site.
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    Default Re: Basics - Free Style Techniques

    Does anyone have the entire list they could post on here?
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    I have quite a bit of the blue blet, some of the orange belt from the journals given to me by my insturctor. Given some time I could post them. There are quite a few so it may take a while.
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    Here is the complete list.

    YELLOW BELT FREESTYLE BASICS (LL & RR)
    1. B1a
    5. B3a
    2. B1b
    6. B3b
    3. B2a
    7. B4a
    4. B2b
    8. B4b

    a = first variation (punch to face)
    b = second variation (punch to ribcage)
    1 = in place stance change
    2 = push drag
    3 = front crossover
    4 = front crossover & step through
    B = base move - in the Yellow Belt chart, the base move consists of two variations. from a left stance: (a) = left hooking grab, pulling diagonally down and to the left, with a right vertical punch to the opponent's face; and (b) = left hooking grab, pulling diagonally down and to the left with a right uppercut punch to opponent's ribcage.

    ORANGE BELT FREESTYLE TECHNIQUES ( LL & RR )
    1. B1aH
    5. B3aH
    9. B1aHK
    13. B3aHK
    2. B1bH
    6. B3bH
    10. B1bHK
    14. B3bHK
    3. B2aH
    7. B4aH
    11. B2aHK
    15. B4aHK
    4. B2bH
    8. B4bH
    12. B2bHK
    16. B4aHK

    B = Base move (hooking grab pulling down diagonally)
    1 = in place stance change
    4 = front crossover step out, with a step through
    a = first variation
    2 = push drag
    K = front snap kick with front leg
    b = second variation
    3 = front crossover step out
    H = Heel palm jab

    PURPLE BELT FREESTYLE TECHNIQUES ( LL & RR )
    1. B5a
    5. B5aPbk
    9. tsKB5a
    13. tsKB5aPbk
    2. B5b
    6. B5aPhK
    10. tsKB5b
    14. tsKB5aPhK
    3. B5aP
    7. B5aPbkhK
    11. tsKB5aP
    15. tsKB5aPbkhK
    4. B5bP
    8. B5aPhKbk
    12. tsKB5bP
    16. tsKB5aPhKbk

    B = Base move (hooking grab pulling down diagonally)
    P = punch
    tsk = thrusting sweep kick
    a = first variation
    hk = heel kick
    bk = back knuckle
    b = second variation
    5 = step through



    BLUE BELT FREESTYLE TECHNIQUES ( LL & RR )
    1. tsKrK
    5. rKtsK6bk
    9. rKtsKB5a
    13. rKtsKB5aPbk
    2. rKtsK
    6. rKtsK6hK
    10. rKtsKB5b
    14. rKtsKB5aPhK
    3. B1atsKrK
    7. rKtsK6bkhK
    11. rKtsKB5aP
    15. rKtsKB5aPbkhK
    4. tsKrKB1a
    8. rKtsK6hKbk
    12. rKtsKB5bP
    16. rKtsKB5aPhKbk

    B = Base move (hooking grab pulling down diagonally)
    5 = step through
    K = kick
    a = first variation
    6 = rear crossover
    bk = back knuckle
    b = second variation
    P = punch
    h = heel or back heel kick
    1 = inplace stance change
    r = roundhouse kick
    ts = thrusting sweep or thrusting sweep kick

    GREEN BELT FREESTYLE TECHNIQUES ( RL & LR )
    1. B1aPdK
    5. B3aPdK
    9. B1aPHrK
    13. B3aPHrK
    2. B1bPdK
    6. B3bPdK
    10. B1bPHrK
    14. B3bPHrK
    3. B2aPdK
    7. B4aPdK
    11. B2aPHrK
    15. B4aPHrK
    4. B2bPdK
    8. B4bPdK
    12. B2bPHrK
    16. B4bPHrK

    B = base move. the base move consists of two variations:
    (a), a left hooking grab, pulling down diagonally to the left with a right vertical punch to your attacker's face, and

    (b) a left hooking grab,

    puling horizontally to the left with a right uppercut to your opponent's ribs.

    a = first variation

    b = second varation

    1 = inplace stance change

    2 = push drag

    3 = front crossover

    4 = front crossover step out

    5 = front cross over, step out with a step-through

    6 = rear crossover

    P = punch
    K = kick; in this belt level, its a front leg front snap kick.

    d = drag kick

    r = round house method of execution

    h = heel or back heel kick

    bk = back knuckle

    H = heel of palm; in this case its the checking, or right hand, that is used.

    ls = leg sweep; spinning left stiff-leg sweep.

    s = snapping method of execution

    sr = spinning rear or thrusting sweep kick

    ts = thrusting sweep or thrusting sweep kick

    rs = reverse snapping method of execution

    RL = right to left; your right leg is forward is facing your opponent's left leg forward.


    3RD BROWN BELT FREESTYLE TECHNIQUES ( RL & L R )
    1. B5aPrK
    5. B6ahKbk
    9. B1arKsrK
    13. B5atsKrK
    2. B5bPrK
    6. B6bhKbk
    10. B1brKsrK
    14. B5btskrK
    3. B5aPHrK
    7. B6ahKbkls
    11. B3asKrKsrK
    15. B6arsK6hK
    4. B5bPHrK
    8. B6bhKbkls
    12. B3bsKrKsrK
    16. B6brsK6hK

    B = base move. the base move consists of two variations:
    (a), a left hooking grab, pulling down diagonally to the left with a right vertical punch to your attacker's face, and
    (b) a left hooking grab,

    puling horizontally to the left with a right uppercut to your opponent's ribs.

    a = first variation

    b = second varation

    1 = inplace stance change

    2 = push drag

    3 = front crossover

    4 = front crossover step out

    5 = front cross over, step out with a step-through

    6 = rear crossover

    P = punch
    K = kick; in this belt level, its a front leg front snap kick.

    d = drag kick

    r = round house method of execution

    h = heel or back heel kick

    bk = back knuckle

    H = heel of palm; in this case its the checking, or right hand, that is used.

    ls = leg sweep; spinning left stiff-leg sweep.

    s = snapping method of execution

    sr = spinning rear or thrusting sweep kick

    ts = thrusting sweep or thrusting sweep kick

    rs = reverse snapping method of execution

    RL = right to left; your right leg is forward is facing your opponent's left leg forward.

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    Default Re: Basics - Free Style Techniques

    Is this an official part of the parker system or something else? it looks cool.

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    Many Kenpo Schools use them as part of the official curriculum.

    I am pretty sure they are in Infinite Insights 5, although they are not discussed nearly as in depth as the Self-Defense Techniques.

    In our school, they are not part of the curriculum.


    Post Script ...

    As I was reading the techniques from Rob's posting, the base move instruction of "Left hooking grab, pulling diagonally down" didn't seem to make sense to me. The "Left hooking Grab" is used with the Left-to-Left stance. If we were running these freestyle techniques in a Right-to-Right stance, the base move would be a "Right hooking grab, pulling diagonally down".

    The move is executed with my forward hand, grabbing his forward hand, and pulling his hand across his centerline and down. This will help nullify his rear weapon, so that I may step in to execute the strike with my rear weapon.


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    Gawd, I hated this convention. I was horrible at math (still am), and algebra haunted my nightmares for more years than I care to count. This method reminded me of algebra, and all the horrible angst I had associated with it got attached to this annotation method. I much prefer something that requires less of a code-breaker sheet..."punch the guy in da head, then kick him in the nutz"

    I really wish this scripting method would just drive off a cliff and get it over with.

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    my list wouldn't look like any of these.
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    At one point I actually tried to learn these, then said "screw it" and came up with 10 "go to" combos. There is a pretty good reason why this isn't taught in many schools, somone could take a mid-level technique, call it "blitzing mace" and everyone would be happy. Instead we have this gobbledygook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blindside View Post
    At one point I actually tried to learn these, then said "screw it" and came up with 10 "go to" combos. There is a pretty good reason why this isn't taught in many schools, somone could take a mid-level technique, call it "blitzing mace" and everyone would be happy. Instead we have this gobbledygook.

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    Wow; that's pretty harsh. They are just equations for the self defense techs. Are you saying they can all be boiled down too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoChanger View Post
    Wow; that's pretty harsh. They are just equations for the self defense techs. Are you saying they can all be boiled down too?
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    As a training tool the AK naming conventions are pretty good (much better than the Tracy ones that I mostly use), they give a mnemonic that gets people on the same page quickly. Contrast that to the freestyle nomenclature, where only the most obsessive of kenpo geeks are going to remember tskB5aPhKbk. You can't even say it, you have to read it. So I find them as a method of transmitting practical knowledge fairly useless. I'd rather my guys be out there banging than puzzling over a piece of paper trying to decipher which version of a tech we are on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blindside View Post
    As a training tool the AK naming conventions are pretty good (much better than the Tracy ones that I mostly use), they give a mnemonic that gets people on the same page quickly. Contrast that to the freestyle nomenclature, where only the most obsessive of kenpo geeks are going to remember tskB5aPhKbk. You can't even say it, you have to read it. So I find them as a method of transmitting practical knowledge fairly useless. I'd rather my guys be out there banging than puzzling over a piece of paper trying to decipher which version of a tech we are on.
    Not that anyone is doing this, but you could always include the algebra with the tech name upon introduction. So, defensivly we may call something "Prancing Tiger" and offensivly its "jsdiuhvsrhnv1rqui"(I just hit the keys) That way you are always concious of the ambiguity between offense and defense.
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