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Kenpo X

Part of the P90X Classic, Phase 1, Weeks 1-3 program.

This workout has never been performed.

Description

Cardiovascular Self-Defense. Kenpo karate stated with native Hawaiian Ed Parker Sr., who studied under martial arts master William Chow and Lau Bon. Parker's journey exposed him to the spectrum of marital art forms that originated in China, India, and Asia, which he combined to create Kenpo, a raw street-fighting style and the first American system of martial arts. American Kenpo emphasizes the assets of gravity and economy of motion - everything is used, nothing wasted. In the end, one comes to know that the real weapon is not the fist or the foot, but the whole body. Kenpo X was designed to give P90X users a high-intensity cardiovascular workout loaded with fun, explosive combinations to improve balance, flexibility, coordination, stamina, and confidence.

Exercise Routine

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Twist and Pivot

While in a Fighter's Stance (knees bent, hands up), twist and turn torso so that you are pivoting on both feet and driving hips with every big rotation. Repeat sequence on opposite side.

Routine:

Set 1: 25 reps

Set 2: 25 reps

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Twist and Pivot with Hook and Uppercut

Same as Twist & Pivot but adding Hooks and Uppercut punches. Repeat sequence on opposite side.

Routine:

Set 1: 25 reps

Set 2: 25 reps

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Jabs

Start with right leg forward. Keep hands up and elbows down when throwing Jabs. Switch to left foot forward and repeat sequence on opposite side.

Routine:

Set 1: 30 reps

Set 2: 30 reps

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Jab-Cross

Jab with forward arm, then throw a Cross Punch with back arm. Repeat sequence on opposite side.

Routine:

Set 1: 25 reps

Set 2: 25 reps

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Jab-Cross-Hook

Jab with forward arm, then throw a Cross Punch with back arm, then Hook with forward arm. Repeat sequence on opposite side.

Routine:

Set 1: 25 reps

Set 2: 25 reps

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Jab-Cross-Hook-Uppercut

Jab with forward arm, then throw a Cross Punch with back arm, then Hook with forward arm, then Uppercut with back arm. Repeat sequence on opposite side.

Routine:

Set 1: 25 reps

Set 2: 25 reps

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Step Drag, High-Low Punch

Step forward, drag, and throw high and low punch simultaneously. Repeat on other side.

Routine:

Set 1: 30 reps

Set 2: 30 reps

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Jab-Cross Switch

Switch feet quickly back and forth in Fighter's Stance between throwing Jab/Cross combinations.

Routine:

Set 1: 20 reps

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Hook-Uppercut Switch

Same as Jab/Cross but with Hooks and Uppercuts.

Routine:

Set 1: 20 reps

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Knee Kick

While in Fighter's Stance, extend rear leg back, reach up with both hands (simulate grabbing someone's collar), and in one motion thrust back knee forward and up while simultaneously pulling hands to ...

Routine:

Set 1: 30 reps

Set 2: 30 reps