Purple Belt Atemi

By this point in your training you have learned the majority of the hand strikes that you will ever employ in your martial arts efforts. To be sure there are other hand strikes that you can learn and we encourage you to always look for new and interesting ways in which you might strike. You will also be introduced to a few additional strikes as you progress further in your Tensoku Ryu training, but the vast majority of the martial arts strikes you will encounter have already been explored in prior belt materials.

Now we move into a different phase. Now we explore how to use the tools you have acquired in new and interesting ways. We are now less interested in acquiring new strikes in our repertoire, but rather in learning how to employ our existing set of tools in an effective, seamless, controlling, and/or powerful manner. This is where the real benefits of strikes become apparent. Simply knowing how to hit someone with a Ken Tsuki is child’s play.


The word “Hontaibu” means a body part. So, Hontaibu No Atemi Waza refers to techniques that target specific parts of the body. Each part of the body is affected differently ...
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Onna No Atemi Waza involves the use of female percussive striking techniques. Female strikes are not the opposite of Otoko No Atemi Waza. Nor are they intended to be dainty ...
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Otoko No Atemi Waza refers to male percussive striking techniques. A male percussive strike typically involves the following elements: Significant rotation or movement of the body to develop momentum for ...
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