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Mnemonics

EPAKS Mnemonics as created by Senior Grand Master Ed Parker

  1. Branch –
    Refers to the leg as used in a technique.
  2. Claws –
    Refers to the fingertips as used in a technique
  3. Fan –
    Refers to circular parries as used in a technique
  4. Feathers –
    Refers to the hair.
  5. Gift –
    Refers to a handshake as used in a technique
  6. Lance –
    Refers to a knife attack as used in a technique
  7. Leaves –
    Refers to the fingers as used in a technique.
  8. Leap –
    A springing type jump for purposes of evasion or attack.
  9. Mace –
    Refers to a punch as used in a technique
  10. Peach –
    Refers to the testicles as used in a technique.
  11. Pendulum –
    Refers to a downward block or strike as used in a technique.
  12. Prongs –
    Refers to the thumbs as used in a technique.
  13. Ram –
    Refers to a charging attack as used in a technique
  14. Rod –
    Refers to a gun attack as used in a technique
  15. Salute –
    Refers to a heel palm strike as used in a technique.
  16. Spear –
    Refers to a finger poke as used in a technique.
  17. Storm –
    Refers to a club attack as used in a technique.
  18. Sword –
    Refers to the knife edge of the hand as used in a technique.
  19. Talon –
    Refers to a grab attack as used in a technique.
  20. Twig –
    Refers to the arm as used in a technique
  21. Wings –
    Refers to the elbows as used in a technique.
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