Hiraken Uchi – Leopard Fist Strike

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Hiraken Uchi

Hiraken Uchi

Hiraken Uchi is also known as the Leopard Fist Strike.

This strike is direct and penetrating, the fingers bend to use the middle part that forms a very hard wedge. The main target for this strike is the neck because it can be reached by sliding between the shoulder and the jaw. The hit can be lethal if it breaks the pharynx or larynx since the person can bleed inside.

This strike can also be applied to the ribs, bicep and shoulder joint but it is not common.

You will find this technique in Kata accompanied by a Neko Ashi Dachi or Cat Stance.

Karate Techniques

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