Ura Tsuki

An Ura Tsuki is what you might think of as an uppercut.  Therefore this a strike in which the fist is delivered in a palm-up rather than palm-down position. The elbows remain in and down throughout this strike and it is important to return the hands to a guard position (rather than letting them descend downward) after the strike. The strike is delivered in an upward AND extended direction so that it penetrates into as well as strikes upward at the opponent. The strike might be used to strike at the face (chin), abdomen, ribs, or in some rare cases the groin or kidneys.