Close punch (shita zuki) Home › Forums › Go (Hard) Forums › Kihon/Basics › Strikes › Close punch (shita zuki) This topic has 1 reply, 1 voice, and was last updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Goju at Home. Viewing 1 reply thread Author Posts 01/07/2021 at 1:21 pm #1651 Goju at Home 01/07/2021 at 1:25 pm #1652 Goju at Home We typically practice this punch from a shiko dachi, not sanchin. This is a close punch with the fist, palm stays facing up, delivered in close range to opponent. In goju the horizontal punch is practiced where the elbow never extends beyond one “fist distance” off the ribs, remaining palm up throughout. The face-up fist can also be used as an upward punch (similar to the boxing upper cut). Author Posts Viewing 1 reply thread The forum ‘Strikes’ is closed to new topics and replies.