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Other strikes

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Some other types of strikes.

Other strikes

  • Thumb-knuckle strike. A strike that is usually used to the base of the jaw. From a clenched fist, place the thumb on top of the fist and press the tip of the thumb into the side of the first finger knuckle so the thumb's second knuckle extends upward. The point of impact is the tip of the second knuckle of the thumb. Use only against soft targets.
  • Thumb base strike. A strike that is usually used to the base of the jaw. It is formed by using the previously described ridge-hand except the wrist bent outward so the inside edge of the wrist is protruding. The point of impact is the base of the thumb just in front of the wrist. Use only against soft targets.
  • Back-hand strike. A strike that is usually used to the face or as a block. Formed by using the back of the previously described knife-hand. The point of impact is the back of the hand just under the knuckles.
  • Arc-hand strike. A strike that is usually used to the front of the throat. It is formed using the previously described knife-hand, except the thumb is extended in a semi-circle and tilted down toward the little finger and the four fingers are curled inward so the hand forms an arc. The point of impact is the crook of the semi-circle formed by the thumb and first finger.
  • Bent wrist strike. A strike that is usually used to the jaw or as a block. It is formed by bending the wrist downward as much as possible with the fingers and thumb hanging down with all their tips touching. The point of impact is the top of the bent wrist. Perform the strike in an upward motion.
  • Chicken beak strike. A strike that is usually used to an eye, solar plexus, nerve centers, or soft body tissues. It is formed by extending the arm straight ahead with the hand in a clenched fist held with the knuckles facing upward. Bend the elbow of the arm so the forearm is at 90-degrees. Extend all the fingers and the thumb of the fist with the tips if the thumb and fingers touching. The hand now resembles a chicken head with the fingers being the beak. The point of impact is the tips of the fingers and thumb. The motion is that of a quick, powerful peck.

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