Karate Uchi Waza: Age Tsuki

Karate Uchi Waza: Age Tsuki

This post shows you how to perform the age tsuki (上げ突き), a close combat technique that can be exceptionally powerful if executed properly and with sufficient power. What Is Age Tsuki? Age (上げ) means raise or elevate. Tsuki (突き) means to thrust or punch....
Karate Uchi Waza: Mawashi Tsuki

Karate Uchi Waza: Mawashi Tsuki

Mawashi tsuki (回し突き) is a popular street fight technique. This post shows you how to execute the mawashi tsuki and a few valuable tips to train and improve your mawashi tsuki technique. What Is Mawashi Tsuki? Mawashi (回し) means to turn,...
Karate Uchi Waza: Ura Tsuki

Karate Uchi Waza: Ura Tsuki

Ura tsuki (裏突き) is a powerful close combat technique. This post shows you how to execute the ura tsuki and a few valuable tips to train and improve your ura tsuki technique. What Is Ura Tsuki? Ura (裏) means “back” or “reverse”. Tsuki (突き) means...
Karate Uchi Waza: Furi Tsuki

Karate Uchi Waza: Furi Tsuki

This post demonstrates how to execute the furi tsuki (振り突き), a circular or roundhouse punch commonly used by unskilled fighters in street fights. However, when a furi tsuki is executed properly, with the right timing and placement, it can still be a devastating...
Karate Uchi Waza: Kagi Tsuki

Karate Uchi Waza: Kagi Tsuki

This post shows you how to execute the kagi tsuki (鉤突き), a short hook punch in karate, and a few valuable tips to train and improve your kagi tsuki technique. What Is Kagi Tsuki? Kagi (鉤) means “hook,” “clasp,” or “barb.” Tsuki (突き)...
Karate Uchi Waza: Awase Tsuki

Karate Uchi Waza: Awase Tsuki

This post shows you how to perform awase tsuki (合わせ突き), a u-shaped double punch, and a few valuable tips to train and improve your awase tsuki. What Is Awase Tsuki? Awase (合わせ) means “join together”, “connect”, “blend”, or...