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 a strike Whole-body involvement such that the arms, legs, and torso are all involved in the strike delivery process Contact using a hard surface area of your body Striking Read More …

Hontaibu No Atemi Waza

The word “Hontaibu” means a body part. So, refers to techniques that target specific parts of the body. Each part of the body is affected differently by strikes, and of course, different strikes can affect a given part of the body in different ways. This section discusses various areas of the body that are vulnerable Read More …

Orange Belt Open and Closed Hand Strikes

The combinations in this section include all of the striking sequences where one hand is closed and the other is open. Shuto Uchi – Gyaku Tsuki This combination is again very similar to the – combination except that a horizontal is used as the first strike. The same circular benefits, return speed, and guard position Read More …

Orange Belt Open Hand Strikes

-In this section, we discuss strikes where both hands are open upon contact. Try practicing these strikes when the hands are a) open the entire time, and b) opened just before the moment of impact. Using both techniques will ensure you can use these strikes regardless of how your hand was originally structured or positioned. Read More …

Orange Belt Closed Hand Strikes

In this section, we will discuss those combinations that are predominantly delivered with closed fists. These will include both and striking combinations. Many of the striking combinations involve strike with the and then subsequently striking with . The Front Hand may strike with a Tsuki motion (such as a jab) or with a circular strike Read More …

Yellow Belt Open Hand Strikes

In this post, we will discuss the open hand strikes that students working toward achieving the Yellow Belt ranking must learn. There are quite a few of these strikes, but most are fairly simple to appreciate and perform. Shuto Uchi A Shuto is (at least at this point in your training) what most people would Read More …

Yellow Belt Closed Hand Strikes

The closed hand can be used to strike in many different ways. Nearly any portion of a tightly closed hand can be employed as a striking surface. The surface used will depend upon many factors including your intent, your position relative to an opponent, how your opponent is structured or aligned, and your intended target Read More …