Gyaku-sukuite (literally: “reverse scooping hand”) is not a striking technique per se, but a striking combination which occurs so frequently within Goshin-Jutsu that it has been assigned a name. Gyaku-sukuite is apparently unique to Goshin-Jutsu Karate, and it hallmarks of our style via its wanton brutality and ignorance of social conventions. To perform a gyaku-sukuite, do the following:
- Throw a rising ridgehand strike to the opponent’s groin with your trailing side hand. Simultaneously pull your leading-side hand across your centerline to the side of your face to swat an opponent’s counterattack aside.
- Upon making contact, quickly turn your trailing-side hand palm-up, and tightly clench the opponent’s testicles.
- Slide your leading-side hand down your trailing-side arm and strike the opponent’s bladder with a horizontal hassō-shutō uchi.
[Gyaku-sukite, fast and slow, from the front and side]
While this technique superficially resembles the rightfully-derided “Monkey Steals the Peach,” a well-polished gyaku-sukuite delivers three attacks in one second, which deserves your respect.