Kenpo Basics - Foot Maneuvers
Foot Maneuvers

Foot Maneuvers go hand in hand with Stances.

Name Description Concepts
Step Drag Without changing stance. Left/right neutral bow. Step forward with front foot then drag rear foot up to neutral bow. Gain/lose distance
Moves 1/4 of stance width
No stance change
Drag Step Slide/drag rear foot forward almost to front foot then step forward with front foot. Gain/lose distance
Moves 1/2 of stance width
No stance change
Push Drag Push forward with rear foot. Front foot comes slightly off the ground to move forward and rear foot slides on the ground forward. Fastest maneuver
Backup mass
Quickly gain/lose distance
Moves full stance width
No stance change
Step Thru Move rear foot forward to front of front foot ending in opposite neutral bow. Gain or lose distance
Torque
Gives 180 degree view
Moves full stance width
Stance change
Cover Step From a Neutral Bow, move your front foot in front of and across the other foot and turn body so we end up in the opposite neutral bow facing the new direction. Change direction
Stance change
No gain or loss of distance
Torque
Front Cross Over From a Neutral Bow, front foot steps in front of and past rear foot (but not in the same line) into a transitional Front Twist stance, then your rear foot moves out along the same path as the front foot into the same Neutral Bow Gain or lose distance
Gives 180 degree view
No stance change
Rear Cross Over From a Neutral Bow, front foot steps in behind of and past rear foot (but not in the same line) into a transitional Rear Twist stance, then your rear foot moves out along the same path as the front foot into the same Neutral Bow Gain or lose distance
Gives 180 degree view
No stance change
Cover Out Execute a front cross over then a step thru reverse. Lose distance
Gives 180 degree view
Twist stance transition
No stance change
Jump Change Pick both legs up, moves front to back and back to front Quickly change stance
Stance change
Front to Back Front leg comes back to rear leg then rear leg moves to front. Margin of error
Establishes base
Stance Change
Back to Front Rear leg comes up to front leg then front leg moves to back. Margin of error
Establishes base
Stance Change

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