Hiraken uchi

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Hiraken uchi (literally: "leopard-fist strike"), is a more robust variation of the four-finger spearhand strike. Hiraken uchi is thrown just like a front-foot or reverse punch, but impact is made with the second knuckles instead of the seiken.

[Photo of a hiraken from the front and side]

Hiraken uchi is used to attack soft tissues, such as the opponent's throat, solar plexus, abdomen, bladder, or armpits.


[video of a hiraken from the front and the side]