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 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 front hand and then subsequently striking with . The front hand may strike with a Tsuki motion (such as a jab) or with a 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 …