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Strikes

Empi ate : Elbow strike (sometimes called "hiji ate", "empi uchi", "hiji uchi")

Haito uchi : Ridge hand strike

Hiji atemi : Elbow strikes

Hiraken : Fore knuckle fist

Hiza uchi : Knee strike (sometimes called "hiza geri")

Ko uchi : Wrist strikeMawashi empi uchi : Round elbow strike

Nukite uchi : Spear hand strike

Shuto uchi : Knife-hand strikeSokuto uchi : Foot edge strikeTeisho uchi : Palm heel strike

(sometimes called "Shotei uchi")

Tetsui uchi : Bottom fist strike

Uchi : Striking

Uraken uchi : Back fist strike

Atama uchi : Strike with head

Ganmen uchi : Facial strike

Hai wan : Back arm

Haishu uchi : Back hand strike

Heiwan uchi : Forearm strike

Hitosashi ippon ken : Forefinger knuckle

Hizagashira : Knee cap

Ippon ken : One knuckle fist

Ippon nukite : Stabbing action with extended forefinger

Kentsui uchi : Hammer fist strike

Kumade uchi : Bear hand strike (as used in the kata Sepai)

Mae empi uchi : Forward elbow strike (sometimes called Mae hiji ate)

Mawashi hiji ate : Circular elbow strike

Nakadaka ippon ken : Middle finger one knuckle fist (as used in the kata Sepai)

Nakadaka ken : Middle finger knuckle fist

Nihon nukite : Two finger spear-hand

Otoshi empi uchi : Downward elbow strike (sometimes called "Otoshi hiji ate")

Oyayubi ippon ken : Thumb knuckle

Sashite : Raising hand to strike

Seiryuto : Ox jaw hand

Shittsui : Knee hammer

Shu wan : Palm arm

Shubo : Arm stick

Tate empi uchi : Upward elbow strike (sometimes called "Tate hiji ate")

Ushiro empi uchi : Back elbow strike (sometimes called "Ushiro hiji ate")

Wanto : Arm sword

Washide : Eagle hand

Yoko empi uchi : Side elbow strike (sometimes called "Yoko hiji ate")

Yoko mawashi empi uchi : Side round elbow strike (also "Yoko mawashi hiji ate")

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