The Nukite Tsuki is often referred to as the Spear Hand Strike. This strike is formed by assuming the same hand structure as used in the Shuto Uchi. Now, however, the strike is driven forward, usually at the Chudan level, so that the finger tips strike the target. As in Shuto Uchi, the finger tips should be slightly bent as this lessons the risk of injury to the fingers. This strike is best suited for soft tissue areas such as the abdomen. Quickly return the strike to a guard position.