Gyaku Zuki – Reverse Punch

Karate Punches

The reverse punch is very simple and very powerful, it can be applied to middle and high section. It is a common punch found in katas and self defense techniques.

Gyaku Zuki Step by Step

  • Start with a left Zentukso Dachi and left Gedan Barai
  • Retrack your Left arm taking the fist on your side.
  • At the same time deliver a punch to the middle or high section without moving your stance.


  • Always keep your back straight.
  • Do not twist your upper body when doing this punch.

Main Traditional Karate

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