Hand Techniques

Tsuki – Punch

Tate Ken – Vertical Fist

Sei Ken – Standard Fist

Sho Ken – Small Fist

Hira Ken – Flat Fist

Naka daka ippon Ken – Middle Finger Fist

Kosa Ken – 3-point Fist

Shotei – Palm strike

Boshi ken – Thumb joint strike (boshi is a part of a Japanese sword)

Ura uchi – Back fist strike

Nukite – Spear Hand (Go thru hand)

Ippon nukite – One finger spear hand

Nihon nukite – Two finger spear hand

Sanban nukite – Three finger spear hand

Yonhon nukite – Four finger spear hand

Shu ko ken – Back of hand (bent wrist)

Shuto – Sword hand

Haito – Ridge sword

Ko ken – Bent wrist strike

Kako shi ken – Bird’s beak strike

Koi no shi po uchi – Tail of fish strike

Yoko hiji – Horizontal elbow strike

Tate hiji – Vertical elbow strike

Furi hiji – Angled elbow strike

Kosa-uke – Cross block

Tsuki-uke – Punch block

Age-uke – Rising block

Gedan tsuki-uke – Lower level punch block