Short 20 Minute Follow Along Class Gyaku Tsuki Snapping

Gyaku Tsuki Snapping Video

In this 20 minute shotokan karate follow along class, we are focusing on snapping the gyaku tsuki (reverse punch) from fighting stance, but still using hikite.

We cover a few different exercises to help with snapping the gyaku tsuki.

Focusing heavily on shomen (square facing) and hanmi (side facing) and the hikite arm.

With these exercises, we break the technique down and isolate certain areas. For example, on one of the exercises we just use the hikite arm, without punching gyaku tsuki, we focus on snapping the hikite arm to and from the kamae fighting position.