Yama-tsuki, the mountain punch, is sometimes called a U-punch or C-punch, because of its shape. The mountain punch is a special case of a double punch, and since it is simultaneously and attack and defense, it is also a Kūsankū movement.
Mountain punches are used to defend and counter against circular strikes, like haymakers and club swings. Step your same-side foot towards the opponent to get inside of their arm, so their circular attack wraps around you instead of hitting you.
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Punch the opponent's face with your same-side hand, bending your elbow slightly upward; your arm will simultaneously jam the opponent's attack, and shield your head. Simultaneously, strike the opponent's solar plexus with an opposite-side uppercut.
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