At my school we're asked to create a Thesis Form as part of our testing for Black Belt. The idea behind this is for each student to select a piece of the system and put what they've learned about it to use in a form. What follows is my Thesis Form...a work in progress.
Theme: Blending & What If's
The final stage of learning in Kenpo is the Spontaneous stage, where things just happen in an attack. You don't specifically plan your defense, it comes about naturally. The moves you employ are based on what the attacker does and his position in relation to your position. It's unlikely that techniques will be run to completion and it's likely the attacker(s) will block some of your strikes. You'll need to handle what if situations and blend techniques when necessary.
What you see here is nowhere near final...I'm working on it.
Starting positions of attackers
5 3 1 Me 4 2Person 1 attempts left grab, follows with a right cross
As attacker attempts to grab your shirt with his left hand, do a right Outward Extended Block. As the right cross comes in, rebound from the block into a right raking Hammerfist across attackers nose into a right Inward Block (using Frictional Pull). Finish this circular motion with a straight line Side Elbow to solar plexus as you Push-Drag into the attacker. This bends them over and moves them slightly backwards.
From point of origin, do a right raking back knuckle (clockwise movement) to attackers face while turning into a right neutral bow with a left heel palm to their right shoulder, standing them back up.
Reverse the motion of your right hand into a right hammerfist to attackers left collarbone, cover step to 10:30 with your right foot (continuing the counter clockwise movement of your upper body) and do a right spinning side kick to attackers solar plexus.
5 1* 3 Me 4 2Persons 2, 3 and 4 move in, person 2 (to your left flank) is closest
Right slide-up side kick to attacker #2's solar plexus, landing in a horse stance facing attacker #4.
1* 5 3 Me 4 2*Person 3 does bear hug from behind pinning my arms, person 4 moves in
With your right hand, strip the right fingers of attacker #3 and bend them down while lifting the arm up. Do a left ball kick to attacker 4 to ward them off, landing back into your original stance.
Pull attacker 3's arm down over your shoulder to break their elbow as you step back with your left foot while doing a left rear elbow to their chest.
Switch hands (left hand grabs attackers right wrist now) as you step back with your right foot while doing a right Rear Elbow to attackers ribs.
1* 5 3* Me 4 2*Person 4 recovers from side kick and charges
Attacker #4 knocks you down onto your right side. Roll onto your back as you do a right heel kick to attackers groin while your left foot hooks the back of attackers right ankle and pulls in. This will drop attacker on their back. Right heel kick to attackers groin, roll to the left and up into right Neutral Bow facing 10:30.
1* 5 Me 3* 4* 2*Person #5 comes in with side club as person #2 recovers and charges
Push-drag forward while doing a left Outward Extended Block and a right Vertical Thrust punch to attackers face. Have your right leg check up against attackers right leg.
Drive your right elbow and forearm into attackers shoulder while you pivot counter clockwise to take the attacker down in front of attacker #2.
1* 3* 4* Me 5* 2Attacker #2 climbs over attacker #5 charges doing right ball kick
Kick hits, buckles me and attacker does front two handed choke.
Right groin kick to loosen them up, back into left Neutral Bow, left/right outward extended block to free neck, right Inward Hand Sword to chest, left outward handsword to neck, right vertical punch to chest, right ball kick landing forward into right Heel Palm to face, left foot crosses in front of right foot while doing overhead hammerfist to collarbone, right foot steps forward while doing right Uppercut, cover step and right rear thrust kick.
Forms & Sets
Notes Grappling Sticks/Knives