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This section explores a wide variety ofmartial artspunches and strikes. The instructions and videos will help martial artists to learn about basic striking techniques such as thejabstraight punchknife hand strikepalm strikeandspinning back fist. This section also provides information on more exotic martial arts strikes such as theTiger ClawandCrane Beak Strike.

Punches and strikes are used by martial artists for self-defense, sparring, breaking techniques, etc. These techniques are often practiced with a training partner and/or against aspeed bagheavy bag, Wavemaster,Body Opponent Bag (BOB)Wing Chun Wooden Striking Dummy, etc.

Martial punches & strikes and all other martial arts techniques should only be practiced under the supervision of a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. In addition, all martial arts techniques should be used safely and responsibly.

Basic Punches & StrikesClick on each punch or strike for instructions & videos

Elbow Strikes This page reviews a wide variety of elbow strikes.

Jab Punch This punch by your lead hand is done for speed (versus the power of a rear handstraight punch).

Knife Hand Strike The classic Karate Chop.

Straight Punchor Cross Punch, Rear Hand Punch, etc. This is the standard power punch.

Advanced Martial Arts Punches and/or Strike VariationsClick on each punch or strike for instructions & videos

Back Hand Strikeor Back Hand Slap, Karates Haishu Uchi, etc.

Crane Beak Strikeor Crows Beak Strike, Wood Hand Strike, Fingers Together Strike, etc.

Double Fist Punch This punch uses both hands to strike the target at the same time.

Ear Clapor Thunderclap Strike, Thunder Palm Fist, etc.

Extended Index Knuckle Punchor Ippon Ken, Shark Tooth Punch, Pistol Poke, etc.

Finger Pokesor Scissor Finger Strike

Spear Finger Strike This is also known as Saber Hand Strike or Reinforced Finger Poke.

Leopard Punchor Half Fist Punch, Knuckle Edge Punch, Half-Clenched Fist Punch, etc. Used to target narrow areas.

One Inch Punch This punch popularized by Bruce Lee is also known as the Wing Chun One Inch Punch.

One Knuckle Punchor Extended Middle Knuckle Punch, Nakadaka Ken, etc.

Ridge Hand Strike A reverseknife hand strike.

Sambo Casting Punchor Casting Punch

Spear Finger Strike This is also known as Saber Hand Strike or Reinforced Finger Poke.

Vertical Punchor Vertical Fist Punch

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Training Equipment for Martial Arts Punches & Strikes

How To Use Focus Mitts These are also known as Punch Mitts, Punching Mitts, etc.

How To Use Rebreakable Boards This training tool is used to practice breaking techniques (i.e. with aknife hand strike).

How To Use A Wing Chun Wooden Striking Dummy This training tool is also known as Wooden Man Post, Mu Ren Zhuang, etc.

For more equipment how to instructions and drills, please visit the mainMartial Arts Training Equipmentsection.

Martial Arts Punches and Strikes by Martial Arts Style

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This site is for informational purposes only. All martial arts techniques and exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. The information on these pages and videos is meant only to reinforce and supplement the instruction given at your martial arts classes. To properly understand these techniques, you need to learn them from a martial arts instructor who can provide you with an in-depth explanation of the technique, help correct your mistakes, answer your questions and detail how the technique should be utilized. In addition, all martial arts techniques and training should be used safely and responsibly.

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