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- Arch hand strike. A strike that is usually used to the front of the throat. It is formed using the knife-hand described above, except the thumb is extended in a semi-circle and tilted down toward the little finger and the four fingers are curled inward. The point of impact is the crook of the semi-circle formed by the thumb and first finger.
- Bent wrist strike. A strike that is usually used to the jaw or as a block. It is formed by bending the wrist downward as much as possible with the fingers and thumb hanging down with all their tips touching. The point of impact is the top of the bent wrist. Perform the strike in an upward motion.
- Chicken beak strike. A strike that is usually used to an eye, solar plexus, nerve centers, or soft body tissues. It is formed by starting with a clenched fist held with the knuckles upward. Extend all the fingers and the thumb straight out perpendicular to the forearm, which is held vertically. The tip of all the fingers and the thumb are held aligned on the same vertical plane pointed toward the target. The hand now resembles a chicken head with the fingers being the beak. The vertical forearm is cocked backward and the hand is cocked back even further. The forearm snaps forward toward the target, the hand snaps forward toward the target, and the point of impact is the tips of the fingers and thumb. The motion is that of a quick, powerful peck.
- Paw strike. A strike that is usually used to the face. It is formed using the fore-knuckle punch described above. The point of impact is the inside flat of the palm. The strike is similar to the slapping motion a bear uses with a paw.
- Palm heel strike. A strike that is usually used to the chin, nose, or solar plexus.To make a proper palm heel:
- Hold arm straight out in front of the body with hand held flat (palm down) with fingers straight and together with thumb sticking out.
- Slightly bend fingers and arch the palm backward.
- Bend thumb and keep it tucked close to the hand.
- Bend hand backward at the wrist so that the base of the palm in line is pointing toward the target.
- The point of impact is the inside base of the palm. Usually used in an upward or forward motion.
Benefits of palm heel strike:
- May be delivered very quickly.
- May delivered without telegraphing.
- Close to its intended target.
- May be delivered from almost any hand position.
- May be used as a "first strike", fighting technique, to stun your attacker and then follow up with other techniques.
- May be used as a finishing technique, after your attacker is slowed up or stunned.
- Easy to hit a target using this fighting technique, even when under the duress.
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