Blocking Systems

Special thanks to: 

Ben Gawiser of Loudoun Kempo – http://www.loudounmartialarts.com/ – Along with many combinations, he also sent in the eight point blocking system – regular, with strikes, and open handed. 

 

The ten point blocking system is an intermediate level, open hand blocking system. Some schools teach a variation with strikes, as was sent in by Stephen Bonk of Shaolin Kempo Training Center

 

Marlon Wilson has submitted the Four Point blocking set, based on the rising crane (or chicken wrist to some schools) and the dropping palm. 

 

Will Tolly sent in a write up for the Iron Fortress blocking set, emphasizing two handed blocks. 

 

The palm blocking set contains many variations on open hand blocks. Special thanks to Bryan Bagnas of Golden Leopard Kempo for the writeup. 

 

Plum Tree Blocking System: This is a softer blocking system, containing mainly parries done in a ‘flowing’ style. It is usually taught at or near black belt levels. 

 

We have two versions of 12 Hands of the Tiger, and add from there. Thanks to ‘Gufbal1982’ from Martial Talk for providing the initial write up, and Bryan Bagnas of Golden Leopard Kempo for the second variation. 

 

The Dragon Blocking Set is now here courtesy of Stephen Bonk of Shaolin Kempo Training Center

 

The Masters set, also known as the eagle claw set, seems to be specific to USSD. Special thanks (again!) to Bryan Bagnas of Golden Leopard Kempo for the writeup. 

 

There’s also a Crane Set, Pine Tree Set and the 11 Hands of Buddha, but we don’t have these available yet.