Published On: Mon, Nov 18th, 2019

Keiko Uchi – Chicken Beak Hand Strike

This is Keiko Uchi in Karate. This is a unique strike which is not very common nor is it widely used in karate, it is possible to see it in some self defense techniques.

Your fingers should be tightly together with the thumb joining them in the middle.

The target areas for Keiko Uchi are many specific ones such as the eyes, the nose, the front of the neck, the side of the neck, and the groin.

This strike can also be used for hooking, for example you could strike the eyes and then use the same hand shape to grab the neck and pull for a knee strike in the groin.

It is not recommended to use it against hard parts of the body because you might injure your wrist and fingers.

Keiko Uchi

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