Reply To: Hooking Strike (furi uchi)


Furi uchi, or wielding strike, is performed moving the fist from chamber to behind your own kidney, then whipping around (as hips rotate toward opposite side) and forward to the side ot target’s head. Starting from behind the back (kidney region), the punch is generated from a short, quick rotation of the hips, and then let by the elbow whips around in an arc toward the target. At impact, fist should be facing away from you, with back of hand toward you. While this technique snaps out and back from target’s point of impact, in combat it can also be applied without retracting the fist upon impact, extending at least two inches through the target. Practice on a pad or body shield to understand penetration. Be careful not to hit the back of knuckles on target, which can cause injury to puncher.