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Zenkutsu Dachi





Forward stance, leading leg is bent so knee covers all but the big toe in your visual field, back straight, feet shoulder width apart, feet facing forward (feet on railroad tracks)





Kiba Dachi





Horse stance, knees bent, feet forward, feet a little more than shoulder width apart





Kokutsu Dachi




A forward stance, leading leg is bent, back foot perpendicular to direction of the front, should be able to lift front foot up easily to kick





Neko Dachi





A.K.A cat stance, a short stance, similar to kokutsu dachi except the leading foot is drawn in and the heel is slightly lifted from the ground





Karate Hand




In general, karate techniques should end with a snap, a quick, and in some cases slightly circular exertion of force applied in the last moment of the strike. A key concept to remember is the use of efficient motions for the most economical use of energy. Breathe out when striking.









Karate punch, practiced in a kiba dachi stance- aiming for the sternum of your opponent. Utilizes the fist-knuckles of the pointer and middle fingers, again the last-minute snap is what makes this technique effective.









A strike with the side of the hand. In practice, Kiba dachi stance, as one hand strikes the other is brought to the waist in a fist (like tsuki), then raises to your ear before striking with that hand while the other hand withdraws to the waist in a fist.









Practiced in kiba dachi stance, non-striking hand covers strking hand at the sternum, striking out to the side with the back of the fist, utilizing the same knuckles as tsuki, look towards your target.










A stepping hammer strike with the little finger side of the meaty part of the fist, step with opposite foot of striking fist. Non-striking hand withdraws in a fist to the waist










Finger gouge to the eyes, practiced in kiba dachi, on hand at a time.










Palm strike, kiba dachi stance, practiced like tsuki and shuto









Elbow smash, step and strike similar to hiji except utalizing the volar outter elbow, striking arm is parallel to the ground, move through the target









Finger knuckle strike/jab, hand looks similar to shotei except wrist hand and arm are straight, practiced like tsuki excpet striking with the finger-knuckles










Hands positioned in a choking, grabbing type gesture but open, practiced like tsuki





Gedan Barai





Low block, extend arm downward, stepping forward, should move only slightly past the knee, ending in a zenkutsu dachi





Age Uke



Kiba dachi stance for practice, rising block, designed for a glancing blow (by sword), blocking arm should raise above your head high enough so that an impact won’t cause the blocking arm to smack back into your own head, the oncoming blow should glance off the volar forearm near the ulna. In practice, the blocking arm comes from the “inside“ and the withdrawing arm moves to the waist in a “palm-up” fist (like tsuki)





Juji Uke



Low block stepping back into a zenkutsu dachi, arms cross to form a X, striking down, used to block a low kick, hands should be fists, palms facing toward your own body. Do not hunch over, back straight and be aware of your surroundings.





Nagashi Uke





Avoiding a straight line punch, not a slap-away, only using your hand as a check on your opponent’s punch, looking at the punch (this is a set up for other techniques)





Shuto Uke




Stepping to the inside of the opponents straight line punch, and striking your opponent’s bicep with a shuto hand, hand and arm should not recoil, remain down. Technique utilizes the quick snap at the end of the motion as in other karate techniques





Gedan Ulna Uke





Low block, stepping back into a zenkutsu dachi, blocking with ulna, almost as if you meant to punch the inside of your own knee





Ude Uke




“Drawing the sword” block, Kiba dachi stance, blocking arm is extended slightly, but elbow is still bent, hands in fists but palm up, blocking hand is to the outside of the withdrawing hand (opposite from age uke) which ends in a fist by the waist (same as age uke





Soto Ude Uke





Ude uke stepping to the outside, more motion involved





Shotei Uke





Similar in stance to juji uke or gedan ulna uke, a shotei aimed down (palm heal block)





Soto Shuto Uke





Shuto hand, block stepping to the outside similar to soto ude uke





Mae Geri




Front kick, striking with the upper palm of the foot, kick through the opponent. In practice, the back is straight and shoulders square, ending in a zenkutsu dachi with each kick forward





Yoko Geri




Side kick, striking with a bladed foot. In practice, stance is roughly a kokutsu dachi, the back non-kicking foot is generally pointing away from the kick. Kick can be of varying heights, one key in this technique is the “jacking” of the leg before the kick





Mawashi Geri




Karate round house kick. If stepping left then kick right and vice versa. Can also hop step up with back foot for a mawashi geri meant to antagonize.





Ushiro Geri





Back kick, striking with the heel. If standing in a left kokutsu dachi, look back over your right shoulder and kick with the right leg, easiest if practiced with a target.





Fumi Komi





A foot stomp, in theory, striking with your heel to the meta-tarsals in your opponent’s foot effectively shattering it










Groin strike, wind mill striking arm and step forward with the opposite foot