Koko uchi

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Koko uchi (literally: “tiger’s mouth strike”) earns it name because the hand resembles a hungry jaw. Cats, such as tigers, suffocate their prey by crushing their breathing passages, resulting in suffocation.

[photo of a koko from the front and side and top]

Koko uchi is thrown just like a reverse punch, and is used to crush throats. Because of the extreme consequences of this technique, it is reserved for advanced students.

The setup to wristlocks can also be imagined as a koko uchi to the wrist.

[Koko uchi fast and slow, from the front ans side several times.]