SELF DEFENCE TECHNIQUES
(Front Left Hand Hair Grab)
(Front Right Hand Direct Push)
DANCE OF DEATH
(Left Jab, Right Cross Punch with Left Leg Forward)
(Front Right Step Through Kick)
GIFT OF DESTRUCTION
EVADING THE STORM
(Front Right Step Through Overhead Club)
(Front Left Hand Lapel Grab)
(Front Right Hand Cross Push)
(Front Right Step Through Roundhouse Punch)
GRIP OF DEATH
(Left Flank Right Arm Headlock)
(Front Left Hand Punch)
(Front Left Step Through Hooking Punch)
STRIKING SERPENTS HEAD
(Front Bear-Hug, Arms Free)
(Rear Bear-Hug, Arms Free)
LONG FORM 1
KICKING SET 1 (Right & Left Side)
ORANGE FREESTYLE TECHNIQUES
It is sad, but true, that Yellow and Orange Belt students are often like college freshmen, who think they know all the answers. This level of training can be dangerous, and caution is advised when practicing with fellow students, or when forced to use the Art in real combat. This primitive stage of learning requires dedicated time and practice. It is an intangible stage cluttered with knowledge that lacks perspective. We, therefore, urge and encourage you to practice faithfully, to understand what you are learning, and to develop mental and physical control. Only after adhering to, or obtaining these qualities, can you move on to the mechanical stage with certainty.
While it is important that you learn your new material, do not neglect studying your Yellow Belt material also. Each level is an important building block. They provide you with basic disciplines that add to the total structure of Kenpo. More importantly, they form the basic foundation of your Kenpo knowledge. Weak basics lead to unsuccessful achievements. Therefore, lengthen your practice sessions, and make each workout productive. View basic disciplines in their embryonic state. As you strive for perfection, increase your awareness of existing details. Learn how these details function. Identify them, dissect them, analyse them, and perfect them. Accomplish this, and you will understand what sophisticated basics are all about.
Perfect your best side first, and then proceed to practice your techniques on your weaker side. There are a number of benefits to this; (1) it forces you to take the time to analyse your stronger side, which in turn, (2) makes you become more aware of the points you may have overlooked, (3) increases the strength of your weak side, (4) expands your vocabulary of motion by increasing your knowledge of variables, and (5) leads to acquiring more ambidextrous qualities.
It is important that you begin to set personal goals at this learning stage. Develop various aspects of your material, as well as improve self-discipline, self-awareness, self-confidence, willpower etc. Prepare yourself inwardly to meet the challenges of daily life. The qualities that help you master the Art can enhance other aspects of your life. In time, you will be able to compatibly apply these facets to your family life, school activities, work contacts, etc. Always be conscious of who you are. Remember that you are steadily taking on greater responsibilities. The effects of your activities will have a direct reflection on your School, your Art, and your Association. With that in mind, conduct yourself in a manner that you can be proud of. To state it differently, you are increasingly becoming a miniature showcase of our system. Learn to ask intelligent questions and to explain your Art to others. Do not be overly critical of other styles, or practitioners of other styles. Try to learn about their Arts, and gather adequate information to understand and converse with them intelligently.