List of Karate Punches and Hand Strikes with Instructions


List of Karate Punches & Hand Strikes with Instructions

This section will help you to learn a variety of Karate punches & hand strikes (and the Japanese names for these Karate techniques). However, please be aware that these strikes can vary slightly based on the Karate styles that utilize them (i.e. a Shotokan strike may be slightly different than a Kyokushin strike). These punches & strikes are used in self-defense, Karate kata, Karate kumite, etc.

If you are looking for the Japanese names & information on elbow strikes, please visit the Karate Elbow Strikes section. For information on punches used by other martial arts styles, please visit the main Punches & Strikes section.

Karate Punches & Hand Strikes - Click on a punch for video and/or written instructions

    Age-Zuki (Age-Tsuki) - Rising Punch

    Choku-Zuki (Choku-Tsuki) - Straight Punch


Choku-Zuki (Choku-Tsuki) or &quot;Straight Punch&quot;. The video provides details on how to do a Karate straight punch.</p>
Choku means straight. Choku ZUKI is a direct hit. (Punch to the face. Also called Kara ZUKI or Seiken ZUKI or Sei Tsuki)

ZUKI (punches) - a thrust of a sword (usually called CHOKU-TSUKI) is a thrust blow, throwing a SEIKEN, performed at the target straight ahead of you. Rotate your forearm inward 180 degrees and straighten your arm as if a spear were thrust forward from your side. This action communicates a strong blow to the target.

CHOKU-ZUKI aimed at the face is called YODAN-CHOKUZUKI (overhead straight punch). YODAN is the upper level. CHOKU-ZUKI directed to the solar plexus is called CHUDAN-CHOKU-ZUKI (medium straight blow). CHUDAN - intermediate level. CHOKU-ZUKI directed to the groin area is called GEDAN-CHOKU-ZUKI (bottom straight kick). GEDAN - lower level.
CHOKU-ZUKI is quite powerful at incapacitating an enemy, but its effectiveness may not manifest itself in time. Continuous daily practice over a long period is necessary to forge CHOKU-ZUKI into a powerful weapon. ZUKI is the name given in general terms to the fundamental fist technique in karate, it is also called;

It is a completely straight punch, piercing, fast and powerful, completely different from any other fist, from other martial arts such as jab, straight or whatever you want to call it in Muay Thai, royal boxing or boxing technique. ,

The part of the ZUKI from the position attached to the side of the body can pass depending on the school from the height of the belt (obi) to the height of the chest. Although the vast majority of schools place it at floating rib height, something above the waist.
Tsuki, thrown with a fist that leaves too low, increases the distance to the target, which results in a delay in the attack, while Tsuki, launched with a fist too high, decreases the output speed, reducing the force of the blow, although it is true, which shortens the distance with goal, so it will be faster to reach your goal. When starting Tsuki, the elbow should split as close to the side as possible, and when advancing, it should touch it, making a characteristic noise.

When throwing a tsuki, the cam part is in a supine position (with fingers up), and as it moves, it rotates 180 °, turning in a prone position (with fingers pointing down)

Gyaku-Zuki (Gyaku-Tsuki) - Reverse Punch Gyaku-ZUKI technique

Traditional gyaku-ZUKI is performed from a position with shoulders extended frontally, which practically does not happen in situations of real self-defense. So what, then, is the practice of traditional striking? Why practice any traditional technique at all if you can't use it outdoors? Students who are primarily interested in how to defend themselves often ask why so much study time is devoted to traditional strikes, positions and blocks that are not used in practice.
“Traditional stances, blocks and strikes teach the student the correct technique and the development of maximum punching power,” explains Schulmann. - The classical principles can then be applied to more modern, practical positions, blocks and strikes. In addition, traditional techniques develop muscle tissue throughout the entire range of motion. "
For example, the traditional zenkutsu dachi position is not practical for self-defense, but this low position develops strong leg muscles well. Therefore, when the stance gets higher and evolves into a more modern defensive stance, students will have a much stronger foundation than if they had never practiced this traditional karate stance.
The same is true for traditional strikes. The "classic" starting position of the fist is much "farther away from the opponent" than when hitting from a defensive position, so the practice of traditional hitting not only develops muscle tissue in its full range of motion, but also teaches how to develop maximum power in any hit.
The traditional gyaku-ZUKI strike has the following main distinguishing features:
1. The fist, ready to strike, clenched but relaxed, turned palm up and is in its original position at the ribs (at the side of the body).
2. The second fist, clenched and tense, is extended with the palm down, and the hand is fully extended forward.
3. To strike, the hand moves forward, pressing against the body; and, as soon as the elbow passes the body, the striking fist begins to rotate inward until the moment when the arm is fully extended, and the fist is in a horizontal position, palm down. At the same time, the other hand performs the exact opposite movement and is pulled towards the hip.
4. The fist moves in a straight line from the starting position to the target. To develop maximum impact force, the elbow must be pressed against the body. Abduction of the elbow from the body bends the arm upon impact, thereby weakening the impact.
5. The blow is applied to the first two joints of the fist, with the wrist extended. Beginners often flex the wrist or hit the target with weaker joints. These common mistakes can result in injuries ranging from a dislocated wrist to a "boxer fracture" (typical destruction of the small bones of the hand).
By observing the students who perform the traditional kick, the instructor must detect the wrong technique and correct any mistakes before they become bad habits.

    Haishu Uchi - Back Hand Strike

A circular blow with the inner edge of the palm . (The thumb is pressed to the palm and folded under the palm.)
It can be performed in a circular motion along an arc both from the inside and from the outside. And also from different directions - for example, with a sideways movement, through the opponent's attacking hand
Haito Uchi can be performed at all levels possible for a hand attack:
Jodan - Upper Level
Chudan - intermediate level
Gedan - lower level

    Haito Uchi - Ridge Hand Strike

Haito (mawashi) - uchi - circular blow with the inner edge of the palm (on the neck, into the body) 
Morote-haito-uchi - double circular blow with the inner edges of the palms (up to the crossed position of the hands in the kihon) to the head, on the neck
Gedan-haito-uchi - a circular blow with the inner edge of the palm forward in the groin 

    Hasami Zuki - Scissor Punch

Hasami Zuki("scissor kick") - double side punch
Execution: use both hands at the same time, describing them in semicircles, first from the hip, and then inward to the target.
Fist Type: Seiken, especially the first two joints.
Route: the brushes describe a semicircle.
Target: both sides of the opponent's body. Haito Zuki - two side punches to the body, Haito Zuki- two side punches to the head., Hasami Zuki- also known as double scissor punch or tweezers, scissors Zukion both sides inward, or simultaneous fist punch in scissors inward. Hasami Zukiis a variant of morote tsuki, the purpose of which is to attack the opponent's sides if it is in front, or the solar plexus, and the back if it is on the side.
Basically Hasami Zukiperforms two simultaneous kagi-tsuki, with the difference that normal kagi-Zukimust remain at the level of the solar plexus, while in hasami-Zukiit remains at the level of the pectoral muscle corresponding to the arm that performs them. In addition, the height at which the cuffs remain is more variable, although this is usually done at the height of the upper press. Hasami Zukihas another option, seemingly forgotten in current karate, which in this case seeks to hit two opponents, instead of the kagi Zukileading mawashi Zukiat the level of jodan. In this case, the mawashi-Zukiis much farther than the normal mawashi-tsuki, while the body moves farther in order to have more penetration when hitting two opponents.

Kagi-Zuki (Kage-Tsuki) - Hook Punch


KAGI TSUKI (Punch to the side with bent arm at very close range) This is also a punch in the seiken position. It is applied in a horizontal plane at an angle of 90 ° and is performed when the enemy is on the side of you.
Starting position - left-sided sanchin dachi kagi tsuki no kamae .
Remaining in the left-sided stance of sanchin dacha, strike from right to left. Application: from any left-sided stand (neko ashi dachi or sanchin dachi), turn the left leg counterclockwise 270 °. However, the body only turns 90 °.


Kizami-Zuki (Kizami-Tsuki) - Jab Punch


Kizami-tsuki is a type of oi-tsuki. It is performed by extending the arm in front with the fist swinging forward without moving the front leg, using the rotation of the hip to achieve strength. Kizami-tsuki can be a decisive blow, but it is usually used to imbalance an opponent and to prepare for an oi-tsuki, gyaku-tsuki, or any other powerful attack. You can do kizami-tsuki without changing the position of your center of gravity.


Mawashi-Zuki (Maswashi-Tsuki) - Roundhouse Punch


Mawashi Tsuki - a circular punch from the side. Exercise: Rotate the fist3/4 of a turn from the hip to the target. Fist type: SEIKEN (thumb pointing downward at the moment of impact). Route: roundabout to the target; the described circle is larger than in Aga Tsuki. Target: face, side of the body. Let your elbow move to the side as long as possible, until the moment when the fist moves forward. Perform this punch with rotational hips.

Also known as the roundabout and also referred to as Furi Tsuki To do Mawashi Tsuki, we usually start out like any other Tsuki, but the arm makes a semi-circle to reach its goal, the arm is not fully extended, but is complemented by a twisting of the upper torso. Care must be taken not to remove too much of the elbow, lift the shoulder, and of course, not extend the arm too far.

There are two schools of thought in different schools and between different teachers, some associate tsuki technique with boxing movements, while others say there is no connection, since karate movements have hikite and kime, which are absent in this kind of combat sports, therefore and the Mawashi Tsuki technique is the original karate technique. Among those who associate karate moves with boxing moves, they distinguish between Mawashi tsuki and Furi Tsuki, as they say that Mawashi tsuki equals a punching hook (side kick from the bottom up diagonally) and Furi tsuki equals a boxing swing (kick fist from top to bottom diagonally). For those who support this concept, Furi tsuki is a diagonal punch with a downward trajectory from top to bottom, in which it is aimed at the opponent's face, but with a wider arm movement than, for example, Kagi tsuki .

Whereas Mawashi tsuki is a movement similar to Ura tsuki (or Uppercut), but with a more slanted or diagonal trajectory aimed at reaching the opponent. There is a variant of Mawashi Tsuki, which is designed to hit the enemy trying to grab us behind the back, and among whose teachers there are many discrepancies associated with his name. Some call it Ushiro Tsuki, others Ushiro Mawashi Tsuki, or simply refer to it as a variant of Mawashi Tsuki.

Mawashi Tsuki's punch can be performed at the following levels:
Mawashi Tsuki Jodan - at a high level
Mawashi Tsuki Chudan - Intermediate

Morote-Zuki (Morote-Tsuki) - Double Fist Punch or Double U Punch

This section provides details on Karate's Morote-Zuki (Morote-Tsuki). This punch is also known as "Double U Punch" or "Double Fist Punch". This punch uses both hands to strike a target at the same time.

Nukite - Spear Hand Strike


This is a straight forward jab. The striking surface in this case is the fingertips. The technique is similar to the seiken tsuki strike technique. The difference lies in the fact that during the impact the hand rotates along the longitudinal axis not by 180 °, but by 90 °, as a result of which, in the final position, the outer part of the hand should be directed to the side. Nukite tsuki is used to attack the throat and solar plexus.

Nihon Nukite - Two Finger Spear

Nihon nukite ("Hand fork" Tips of two - index and middle fingers) - the tips of two fingers are used to strike. This part is used to hit the opponent's eyeballs. This striking part is characterized by the same characteristics as for Yohon nukite. The blow can be applied, both with the ring finger and little finger pressed, and with their straightened position.

The main target for the attack with the blow of Nihon Nukite is the eyes of the enemy. Protection from direct blow with Nihon Nukite's blow in the eyes

Oi-Zuki (Oi-Tsuki) - Lunge Punch


You can often hear that oh-tsuki is almost the main technique in karate. Nevertheless, the exercise itself, performed in place or in movement (in the form of ido-kihon), for the uninitiated viewer, most likely looks little convincing. (However, like almost all basic karate techniques). Personally, I like to treat Kihon as Qigong, that is, the subtle science of how to create effort (you can read about it here). Indeed, having thoroughly understood the nuances of performing the oi-tsuki technique in kihon, one can draw conclusions for oneself on what principles a particular style of karate is based on, and it may even be possible to imagine a drawing of a fight characteristic of the style. In all this we will try to figure it out.

But, for starters, some lyrics. Of all the films where fights play "the main role", I like the ones in which the directors of the fight scenes try to reflect the peculiarities of a particular type of martial arts, and not just show the average kickboxing. These, of course, are old films with Steven Segal (aikido), Ong Bak (Muay Thai), Ip Man (Wing Chun), etc. Several years ago, the Japanese film Kuro Obi (Black Belt) was released. ... I will not analyze the artistic merits or demerits of this film, I will only say that the directors of the fighting scenes clearly tried to show just classic karate. One of the fighting scenes clearly hints at a fight of a representative of classical karate with a conventional kekushin, well, or a native of other "contact" styles. Kamae for melee and long pants for one, classic do-gi and lowered hands for the other, unprepared and indistinct attack of tsuki-chudan from one side and victory by a swift entrance from the other ... It's hard to think of something more characteristic to illustrate the concept classic old karate. Here is the scene (I hope superkarate readers will not consider what is happening in the cinema as a personal insult).


Shuto Uchi - Knife Hand Strike


Shuto Uchi - applied by the impact surface of Shuto ("knife hand") from the outside to the inside from the side of the head Shuto Uchi is applied with the outer edge of the open palm from the side of the little finger by extending the arm at the elbow.

Ura Shuto Uchi is applied with the edge of the open palm from the side of the thumb with a straight or almost straight hand from the side with a wide amplitude of the trajectory. Shuto Uchi's punches can be divided into three main groups:

Vertical top view. Similar to Tatsui Uchi's appearance, but with an open palm.
Horizontal from the inside out.
It is performed as follows: bring your open palm to the opposite ear, the back of the palm is directed outward, the elbow is directed towards the opponent. The second arm is extended across the body in the opposite direction, with an open palm down. The movement of the arms starts simultaneously in the opposite direction. The upper striking arm is straightened by a sharp extension of the elbow joint towards the opponent's side. The lower auxiliary hand is also abruptly brought to the thigh in the Hiki-te position (starting position), the fist is clenched with the fingers up. Contact with the target is made by the outer edge of the tense palm from the side of the little finger. Contact area from the corner of the palm to the first phalanx of the little finger. After intended contact with the target, the striking arm returns, preferably at the same speed

Tate-Zuki (Tate-Tsuki) - Vertical Punch


Tate Tsuki - the punch is performed like a regular punch by Choku Tsuki, but the fist does not fully unfold, but takes a vertical position. That is, the turn of the fist is 90 degrees. This kick is used at medium to close range. The main goal of the attack is the enemy's corps, but it is also possible to carry out attacks on the upper and lower levels. 

Teisho uchi - Palm Heel Strike


Shotei Uchi - applied with the Shotei ("heel of the palm") striking surface - the base of the palm bent up at the wrist as much as possible.

Tobikomi Zuki - Snap Punch


Tobikomi Zuki - straight forward body punch. (Usually, for a punch, they use the energy obtained from the transition from a natural stance to Zen-kutsu. The front arm is bent and then straightens to hit the opponent hard, and then returns)


Uraken Uchi - Back Fist Strike


The uraken strike is interesting for its speed and rather unexpected trajectory. the initial phase can be mistaken for the preparation of an elbow strike or a side punch . Can be easily applied anywhere on the body from head to groin.It is often the first distracting punch followed by a more powerful punch, such as a side punch. By the way, if you look closely at glove fights, boxers often use something similar on the uraken to distract the enemy's attention before a decisive blow from the far hand. The reason for using this particular movement lies in the fact that the uraken is applied due to a sharp extension movement in the elbow, which is much faster than the forward movement of the fist with a direct impact.
Bruce Lee's Uraken is impressive today. Speed, strength, power and suddenness of application. Why is punching not particularly popular with the masses? It's just that it is almost never used in karate competitions. where permitted, contact is permitted only to the body. And, for example, in kudo, due to the use of helmets, only boxing hand technique "rolls", because The helmet still needs to be pierced, but whipping on the helmet can take a long time and to no avail.

And it turns out that it is possible to work out uraken normally (and it is very effective) only in the karate or wushu section, where the coach pays a lot of attention to self-defense and street fighting, as well as in various sections and schools of martial arts initially aimed at defeating and destroying the enemy (arnis , hapkido, tanglangquan (mantis style) and many others).

The Uraken's trick is in its versatility . Strikes on completely different trajectories can begin from one absolutely identical elbow extension. Moreover, provided that the element is well developed, you can very quickly change the levels of its application and the target of attacks. To paraphrase a well-known phrase: there are no bad hits, there are bad performers.

Ura-Zuki (Ura-Tsuki) - Upside-Down Punch or Inverted Punch


Ura Tsuki - This is a short Tsuki that starts out as a common Tsuki on one side, but stops halfway without turning the fist 180, so the fist is in the supine position (with fingers raised) like at the beginning of the coup. Ura Tsu ki can hit the low, medium and even high zones because it can reach the opponent's chin and can easily hit them on the sides, in short, Ura Tsuki is a short technique. When hitting very close targets, it is struck by the mass of phalanges, between the first and second joints of all fingers. As with other techniques, there is controversy over the relationship between ura tsuki and boxing, those who defend this relationship claim that the movement is exactly the same, and those who do not believe in any connection between karate and boxing claim that it is Kim is missing. In the Kyokushinkai style, they use a technique they call "Uraren Shita Uchi Uchi", which has all the characteristics of Ura Tsuki, but they come from completely different ideas than those described here.

Perhaps the only difference between the Ura Tsuki used in most schools and styles and the one that uses the Kyokushinkai Mas Oyama style is that the latter tends to hit the kenthos more. Some karate masters consider Ura Tsuki to be incomplete Tsuki because he did not complete the required 180º turn.

Yama-Zuki (Yama-Tsuki) - Two-Level Double(or Mountain) Punch


Yama Tsuki Known as "rock kick", or "U" kick, putting the head. Yama-tsuki is a variant of Awase tsuki and belongs to the Morote Tsuki group. Yama-tsuki is a double tsuki in which the fist corresponding to the hind leg hits a gyaku-tsuki with a slightly curved trajectory and the arm is not fully extended, as in a normal tsuki. While the hand corresponding to the front leg hits Ura Tsuki with the elbow attached to the body. In terms of alignment and anchor point, there are discrepancies between schools and even between teachers belonging to the same school or style.

According to some reports, the alignment and point of impact should go towards the center, while others argue that it should be at shoulder level. This discrepancy usually arises from the assumption that if Yama-tsuki serves to hit an opponent, or its function is to hit two opponents that are together.
If the Yama-tsuki is supposed to serve to attack one opponent, then the alignment and point of impact will be in the center, the elbow is attached to the body, lowering the shoulder corresponding to it, and placing the head between both arms while the Body leans forward, providing more force to attack the move forward movement. Bust at Hanmi. Both hands are in the same vertical plane. Whereas if Yama-tsuki is to attack two opponents, the alignment and point of impact will be one that matches the width of the shoulders, with the elbow abducted from the body, the chest tilted forward, and an additional movement guiding the head. The fact of inserting the head is such that it is between two opponents, and both ura tsuki and gyaku tsuki have more penetration.


Basic Karate Punches

To effectively attack the enemy, certain principles are used that are applied in almost all attacks. They are conventionally subdivided into three parts: physical, psychological and psychological-physical.

Physical principle
For a strong and effective strike, an extremely concentrated force is required using the reaction force of the support. The manifestation of maximum strength depends on the degree of muscle contraction. It looks like a compressed spring. The more it is compressed, the stronger will be the impact force after release. The force of the punch also depends on the rotation of the fist during the punch, which is similar to a drill. In addition, it depends on the duration of the blow: the shorter the contact time, the stronger the blow.

Concentration of power

To concentrate the force, it is necessary to reduce the impact surface as much as possible, imagining that the impact is not applied to the surface of the object, but much deeper. The ancient masters said: "If you hit the solar plexus, aim for the spine." The blows are applied not only with the hand, but with the whole body weight. The concentration of force is made in one direction and depends on the sequence of muscle contraction: first, heavier and slower muscles, then the limbs.
For example, during a punch or kick, the thighs and lower back muscles work first, then the arms or legs. This allows you to bring all the muscles to the maximum speed and tension during impact, the result of this will be the ultimate strength.
In karate there is such a law: the hips are first involved in the movement, and then the legs or arms. For this reason, during the fight, the hips and abdominal muscles are weakly tense - a position that allows you to instantly tense these muscles.

Using the force of reaction

This is based on Newton's famous third law: the force of action is equal to the force of reaction. You can try the following interesting exercise yourself. Stand up, turning so that the state of balance reaches the limit. Pull the arm forward and quickly pull it back, the body will lose balance and bend forward. This principle is used in karate as follows: one hand strikes, the other is pulled back to the starting position with extreme speed. The resulting reactive force is transmitted through the body to the striking arm, increasing the force of the strike.
Three psychological principles: calm consciousness, clear consciousness and the merging of will with consciousness.  

Calm consciousness

During the fight, the consciousness of the karateist should be like a smooth surface of water. By force of will, the karateist suppresses various feelings (fear * hatred, cruelty, pity). Consciousness should be free from various thoughts.
Clear consciousness All actions of the karateists are prudent and balanced.
Merging will with consciousness
In karate and not only in karate, in order to achieve great success, a large place is given to will. It is by the fusion of willpower and consciousness that it is possible to overcome all difficulties, to preserve fighting spirit and a sense of human dignity at critical moments. A karate fighter is guided by an unwritten law: karate can only be used for higher purposes.

Psychological-physical principle

Kim (focusing) in karate means concentrating all forces (psychological and physical). Concentration should take place at the moment of impact with the shortest duration. A necessary part of kime is kiai - shout. With kiai, psychological energy is added to physical energy. At the moment of impact, muscle tension reaches its highest point, the whole body turns to stone and turns into a blow. Muscle tension begins at the moment of contact and reaches its limit when immersed in the opponent's body. The next moment, the muscles relax. The screaming and exhalation must be stopped during an abrupt stop of the striking part. When you exhale, you should not completely let the air out of your lungs, this helps kima.

Seiken chudan tsuki

This blow is mainly delivered to the opponent's solar plexus with the front of the fist (seiken). First you need to clench your fists and stretch your arms forward so that the fists touch each other symmetrically to the axis running along the body. Then you need your left hand, turning, take the cool chest (hikite). The right hand remains in the same position. This position is the starting point.
When a blow is struck with the left hand, swing the right fist to the right chest. A sharp and quick abduction of the hand is very important (it must be performed as if the elbow is being kicked back), because. this enhances the impact of the other hand. When developing a strike, one should not rush. The blows must be delivered at intervals of one second. Since the retracted hand is ready to strike, it is necessary to consider the strike process as a continuous movement.
At the moment of impact, it is necessary to strongly tighten the abdominal muscles, biceps, shoulders, elbows and hands, as well as muscles and toes. To explain this mechanism of impact, the following interesting diagram is given in many books.
It should also be remembered that:
a) the striking fist moves in a straight line;
b) the elbow of the striking arm is not fully extended;
c) the wrist of the striking hand should be straight and tense;
d) at the moment of impact, one must exhale, and then inhale.

Seiken jodan tsuki
This blow is delivered in the same way as the seiken chudan tsuki, with the only difference that the blow is delivered to the opponent's face.
 Seiken gedan tsuki
The blow is delivered in the same way, but on the lower body of the opponent.
 Tate tsuki
This blow is similar to the previous ones and is also performed at three levels: jodan (upper), chudan (middle) and gedan (lower). It differs in that during tate tsuki the fist rotates not 180 °, but 90 °.
 Gyaku tsuki
Gyaku tsuki (opposite tsuki) includes those blows in which the exposed right leg corresponds to a blow with the left hand, and vice versa. Take the left (hidari) zenkutsu dachi position (put your left foot forward). Move the left hand forward, and put the right under the armpit of the right hand (hikite). Turn the body 45 °, push the left shoulder forward. Bend your right leg slightly at the knee. Perform rotational movements of the hips, maintaining the same level throughout the rotation. Straighten the hind leg, moving the center of gravity forward, while simultaneously striking with the right hand (left hand at the left chest - hikite). At the last stage, all movements stop abruptly at the same time, and the muscles contract. The torso rotates 45 °, the shoulders are at the same level. During the application of gyaku tsuki, the force of rotation of the hips is transferred to the chest,
It should be remembered that the legs, hips, arms and fists form a single whole at the moment of striking and tense (kime).
An abrupt stop of the exhalation is also very important.
During training, you should do the following exercises:
a) slowly, tensely strike a blow, paying attention to the interaction and simultaneous actions of all parts of the body;
b) perform the initial stage slowly and tensely before the fists meet, and accelerate the next stage;
c) execute the blow quickly and tensely, paying attention to the simultaneous action of the hands.
 Oi tsuki
Oi tsuki is usually called a blow that is delivered with the hand corresponding to the exposed leg, but this is the blow that is also performed with a wide step. The starting position is hidari zenkutsu dachi. Step with your back (right) foot and take a moment (right) zenkutsu dachi while striking with your right fist.
If the step is performed with the left foot, then the blow is applied with the left hand, and vice versa. As in all cases, this blow is applied very quickly, at the last stage, the movement is abruptly stopped, straining the muscles.
 Seiken ago teach
In the initial position, the arms are raised, the blow is made at the upper level (jodan). This blow is distinguished by the fact that the force of the blow is increased not by rotating the hips, but by sharply straightening the elbow and pushing the shoulder girdle forward. It also differs in that during a blow, the fist is sharply retracted. When the fist reaches the target, it does not stop, but immediately returns to its original position. At the moment of contact, the fist rotates 90 °.
 Shita tsuki avaze tsuki
This hit is good for close combat. From the position of kiba dachi, strike at the opponent's solar plexus. After reaching the goal, the fist stops abruptly and is pulled back very quickly. The main thing is that at the moment of contact, the hips move forward.
 Jui tsuki
(kick to the side)
The movement is performed with the transition from the position of zenkutsu dachi to kiba dachi. The movement of the hips stops simultaneously with the impact. Make sure that the transitions are performed at the same level.
 Morote Heiko Tsuki
The blow is applied simultaneously with two hands, similar to the blow of the seiken chudan tsuki.
 Avaze tsuki
During the strike, one hand performs jodan tsuki, and the other - hurra tsuki. Hurray tsuki - a short blow without forearm rotation.
 Pit tsuki
The strike is similar to the tsuki awaza, but the arms are spread wider. The forearms are in the same plane and parallel to each other.
 Uraken mawashi uchi
In the starting position, keep your fist behind your back. The blow is applied to the opponent's temple in a circular rotation. At the moment of contact, abruptly stop the movement, use the force of rotation of the hips.
 Jodan age tsuki
The blow is applied to the jaw of the opponent with a fist rising from the bottom up. At the moment of impact, the knees are slightly raised, using the force of gravity of the body. In the final stage, the entire body is straightened, and the fingers of the fist are pointing inward.
 Uraken shomen teach
Keep fists at face level with palms inward, elbows at chest. Strike the opponent in the face, sharply straightening the elbow. At the moment of contact, the fist is quickly retracted back to its original position. The fist does not rotate during this blow.
 Uraken saui uchi
The fists are at the chest before impact. Bring the fist to the side and at the moment of impact return to its original position.
 Uraken hizo uchi
Put your fists on top of each other above the lower back, palms inward. The blow is performed in a horizontal plane in a circular motion to the opponent's liver. At the moment of the impact, the fist is sharply retracted.
Uraken gunmen irrigate teach
In the starting position, the striking hand is behind the head. Rotating your hips forward, open your elbow and strike from top to bottom. At the moment of impact, the fist drops sharply down.
 Shuto Sakotsu teach
A blow with the edge of the palm (shuto) on the opponent's collarbone. The blow is performed from top to bottom. At the moment of contact, the elbow does not fully open. All power is concentrated in the striking hand.
 Shuto yoko gunmen teach
Keep the palm of the hand near the ear. Turning half-turn, hit the enemy in the temple.
At the moment of impact, the movements of the arms and body should be abruptly suspended, and the abdominal muscles tightened. In the same way, the shuto hizo uchi strike is performed at the intermediate level.
 Shuto sakotsu teach komi
The blow is delivered to the opponent's collarbone. It differs from the rest of the blows in that the blow is delivered in a straight line from; chest. At the moment of contact, the body and arms are sharply tense.
 Tetsui irrigate gamen teach
This blow is very similar to the shuto sakotsu uchi, with the only difference that the blow is delivered with a fist - the muscles near the little finger.
 Tetsui hizo uchi
The starting position is the same as in the previous case. This blow describes a semicircle.
 Tetsui Komi Kame
This blow is applied in the same way, but to the temple of the enemy.
Shuto teach
The blow is applied with the edge of the palm from the inside out with a rotational movement.
At the moment of impact, all movements are suspended, and the muscles of the body are tense.
 Jodan shotei teach
The technique for performing such blows is the same as in tsuki-type blows, but here the blows are applied with the pad of the palm (shotei).
 Hiji age uchi
This is an elbow strike to the opponent's jaw from the bottom up. When performing a blow, you need to use the force of gravity of the body. On impact, the knees are straightened, and the muscles are strongly tense. You should pay attention to the fact that the fist of the striking hand is directed with the palm inward.
 Jodan hiji ate
This is a very strong and unexpected blow, very effective in close combat.
In the starting position, take the hand to the chest (hikite). Bend the elbow well and, rotating half-turned in a horizontal plane, strike into the face or chest of the opponent. At the moment of impact, the fist should be close to the opposite shoulder, and the other hand in hikit. Rotating the hips helps the punch a lot. At the moment of contact, all muscles are tense.
 Hiji irish uchi
This is a very strong blow. It is necessary to sit down sharply and deeply and, using all the weight of the body, strike from top to bottom with a tense elbow. During the impact, the fist rotates inward. Care should be taken to ensure that the body is perpendicular to the floor during the impact. At the moment of contact, all the muscles in the body are tense.
 Yoko hiji ate
The blow is applied with the elbow to the side, into the chest or solar plexus of the opponent. It is convenient to strike from the position of kiba dachi. Turn your head to the right, keep your left fist at your right thigh, and your right fist at your chest with your palm inward.
To pull back the left hand in hikit, at the same time push the right elbow strongly to the right, turning the fist inward. On impact, the palm of the right fist points down. Keep your forearm as close to your chest as possible.
 Seiken mawashi uchi
This blow is performed with a rotational movement both on the upper level - jodan, and on the lower - chudan.
 Haito teach
The blow is performed on all three levels: jodan, chudan and gedan, both with one and two hands.
 Oyayubi jodan kei
Rotating your hand, hit the opponent's temple with the base of your thumb.
Hiraken is performed both with a rotational movement (hiraken mawashi uchi) and a straight movement (hiraken tsuki).
 Keiko teach
The blow is mainly applied to the eyes of the opponent.
 Jodan touho teach
The blow is similar to tsuki blows. Very effective when hitting the enemy's throat. In the same way, the Nukite (spear-hand) strike is performed, which is especially effective when applied to the enemy's eye, throat and solar plexus.