The PowerKenpo Salutation
One of the first things that students of American Kenpo Karate learn is the salutation:
Sifu Jim Dryburgh, a fourth degree black belt in American Kenpo Karate, teaching a class of children the PowerKenpo salutation.
- "The warrior"
(Right fist comes forward, shoulder height)
- "and the scholar"
(Left hand comes across and covers the fist)
- "come together and go forth to fight,"
(Right front twist and present both hands forward in a left cat stance)
- "back to back,"
(Arms straight out in front hands back to back)
- "pulling the country together."
(Left foot steps back; right foot comes back to right. Bring hands chambered at side, feet together)
- "We have no weapons,"
(Left foot steps into a Horse, hands forming a triangle over head)
- "we hide our treasure, the art of Kenpo,"
(Hands in front, head high, fist covered by open hand)
- "and we pray for forgiveness if we have to use it."
- (Close to attention)
- (Bow forward, feet together, right fist covered by open hand)