LEARNING JAPANESE – Striking Techniques (Uchi-waza)

1. Age Empi: Rising elbow strike

2. Age Tzuki: Rising Punch

3. Choku Zuki: Straight jab punch

4. Empi Uchi: Elbow strike

5. Gyaku Zuki: Reverse punch

6. Haishu Uchi: Back hand strike

7. Haito Uchi: Ridge hand strike

8. Hisami Zuki: Scissor strike

9. Jun Zuki: Front hand ‘jab’ punch, differing from Kizami Zuki in that shoulders are square

10. Kagi Zuki: Hook punch

11. Kizami Zuki: Straight, front hand lunging punch (like a ‘jab’)

12. Mae Mawashi Empi Uchi: Augmented side elbow strike (e.g. in the Kata, Heian Yondan)

13. Mawashi Empi: Hook elbow strike

14. Mawashi Zuki: Roundhouse punch

15. Morote Zuki: Double punch (e.g. in the Kata, Tekki Shodan)

16. Nakadaka Ippon Ken : One knuckle fist

17. Nukite: Spear-hand strike

18. Oi Zuki: Lunge punch (shoulders square)

19. Sanbon Zuki: Triple punch (Age Zuki, Gyaku Zuki, Choku Zuki)

20. Shuto Uchi: Knifehand strike

21. Shuto Yoko Ganmen Uchi: Knife-hand strike to head

22. Shuto Sakotsu Uchikomi: Driving knife-hand to sternum

23. Shuto Sakotsu Uchi: Knife-hand strike to clavicle

24. Shuto Hizo Uchi: knife-hand strike to spleen

25. Shuto Jodan Uchi Uchi: Inside knife-hand to neck

26. Sokumen Empi Uchi: Augmented elbow strike (e.g. in the Kata, Tekki Shodan)

27. Tate Zuki: Half reverse punch, with a vertical fist

28. Teisho Furi Uchi: Sideways palm-heel strike

29. Teisho Uchi: Palm-heel strike

30. Tettsui Hasami Uchi: Hammer-fist scissor strike

31. Tettsui Uchi: Hammer-fist strike

32. Tettsui Yoko Uchi: Bottom fist strike to side

33. Uraken Uchi: Backfist strike

34. Uraken Mawashi Uchi: Backfist circular strike to the head

35. Uraken Sayu Ganmen Uchi: Backfist strike to side

36. Uraken Hizo Uchi: Backfist strike to spleen

37. Ushiro Empi Ate: Backwards elbow strike

38. Ura Zuki: Close short punch, with inverted fist, similar in nature to an ‘uppercut’

39. Ushiro Empi: Back elbow strike

40. Yama Zuki (“mountain punch”): Wide double fisted strike (e.g. in the Kata, Bassai Dai and Wankan)

41. Awase Zuke: Narrow double fisted strike

42. Yoko Empi: Side elbow strike

43. Yoko Tettsui: Sideways hammer-fist strike (e.g. in the Kata, Heian Nidan)

44. Gyaku Age Zuki: Rising reverse punch (e.g. in the Kata, Enpi)

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