Bob Fritz – Kempos by Letter

This writeup is copyright Robert W. Fritz, 2007, used by permission.

A – (Apple pick) Step back with right leg, #2 block, right front ball kick to solar plexus, right palm heel to face.

B – (Bam, Bam, Bam) Step forward left leg, #2 block, right knuckle punch to face, left knuckle to solar plexus, right knuckle punch to groin.

C – (Corkscrew) Step out left leg, #1 block, right reverse hammer to groin, left thrust punch to ribs, right palm heel to face. Alternatively, Step out left leg, #1 block, right reverse hammer to groin, right roundhouse kick, right palm heel to face.

D – (Dance) Step our to a right fighting guard, #3 block, right back to knuckle punch to face, right reverse hammer to groin, side-thrust kick to ribs, pivot pack into left fighting guard.

E – (Elbow) Step out left, #2 block, left hand to back of head, right elbow to face, right knee to stomach, right downward elbow to spine.

F – (Feline) Cat stance left foot, double fisted trap, grab hair with left hand, pivot left foot back into right fighting guard, right knife hand to the throat.

G – (Groin) Step out left foot, #4 block, spin around opponent, right elbow to kidney, right tiger claw to groin, right leg hock, right hand tiger mouth to throat.

H – (Head) Step out left foot, #4 block, spin around opponent, right elbow to kidney, spin to face back of opponent, left palm heel to back of head, right instep kick to groin.

I – (Intestines) Step out left foot, #4 block, and right thrust punch to their ribs, left palm heel to their kidney, right palm heel to their face.

J – (Jodi) Step back with the left foot, and do a #7 block, then a left front ball kick to the ribs, step down with the left foot, and do a left palm heel to the face, then a right cross chicken wrist to the temple

K – (Karate) Step with the right foot to a twist stance, do a right knife hand block. Step with the left foot to a side horse stance and do a left palm heel to the kidney, a right palm heel to the ribs, and a left palm heel to the head, then a left leg sweep taking the person down

L – (Lungs, Loins, Larynx) Right then left circular blocks, right elbow to the ribs and a left ridge hand to the kidneys, simultaneous left ridge hand kidneys and right ridge hand groin, simultaneous left ridge hand back of neck and right ridge hand collar bone/throat, step to a side horse stance break elbow.

M – (Multi-strike) Step out to a left forward stance, do a left pressing palm block and right thrust punch simultaneously, step right foot across left and counterclockwise spin, left knife hand to the body followed by a right ridge hand.

N – (kNee break) Step out to a left forward stance, left palm block, right ridge hand to solar plexus, arm break, back to knuckle punch, left side kick to knee.

O – (Ouch) Step out to a left forward stance, do an iron fortress block (left inward palm, #l block), right back fist to the face, a left palm heel to the side of the face. Step across right foot, and then left side or hook kick to the body, cross and cover.

P – (Push) Step out with left foot, #6 block, thrust punch to solar plexus, left palm heel to the chin, right eagle talon to the neck, left downward elbow to the spine, left hand on hip and push.

Q – (Quick) (Defense against a double punch (left, right)) Step back to a right forward stance and do a right knife hand block, then a left knife hand block. Slide in with the right and give a right roundhouse elbow to the face, then a right cross knife hand to the face.

R – (Right) do a right inside knife hand block, step in with the right and do a left thrust punch to the body. Then do a left tiger’s mouth to the throat and a right arm wrap, followed by a left leg hock and a left punch to the face

S – (Sidekick) Right crescent kick, then keep right leg in flamingo position and then a side kick to the front, and then do a back kick with the left leg.

6 Responses to Bob Fritz – Kempos by Letter

  1. matt says:

    Just wait – there’s a whole lot more coming. He was persistent.

  2. Todd says:

    ok, interesting approach. I didn’t do it that way in my Notebook. Now, you’ve made me go look. Ok, Kenpo NOtebook.. geesshh . it’s heavy. Oh.. first thing, handwritten “Honsuki”. Handwritten 4 and 5 Kata.. List of Forms…1-6, 1-5, Crane, 2 man, Honsuki, Sword, Bo, ….Combinations Numbered….ok, here we go.. I have what I was Instructed to be called “Kempo Punch Techniques”…I have 100 of them typed up here. But I just numbered them, 1, 2, 3.. etc and Typed in BOLD, CAPITAL, underlined print, at the beginning, some descriptive terminology (usually several words describing the Action) so I could identify it. Also, I put a “**[T]**” at the beginning of anyone which resulted in a Throw or a Takedown. As an example, here is a good straight forward one “4) **[T]** – “DBL SHUTO BLOCK – DBL SHUTO TO NECK – NECK TWIST”.
    That probably doesn’t even need explaining.
    Some I started to change with more “singular” descriptive headings such as “Crane Toss” or “Triple Ridgehand” or “Elbow Technique”. How did I ever remember all these?
    I have 21 OH club, 10 side club, no make that 14, 20 knife, no 22, I even have 9 Slashing Knife… I didn’t know that. Geee.. now I’m interested in looking at those.
    So mine aren’t “lettered”.

  3. Todd says:

    The one that says “R- (Right) ………..” sounds to me like it is against a Left Punch. Am I mistaken or do you all think so as well?

    Excuse me if I am mistaken, but wasn’t “Bob Fritz” one of Fred Villari’s top Masters years ago? Is this whose “writings” you are reproducing here, or is this another Bob Fritz?

  4. matt says:

    Good catch. Yes the one that says ‘Right’ sounds like a left punch, as I have one just like it. We can probably ask Bob, as he just signed up for the forum.

    It’s not ‘Master Fritz’ from the early Villari days. It’s another Bob Fritz.

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