Hammer Fist – Krav Maga

Krav Maga Technique – Hammer Fist

This page provides details about the Krav Maga hammer fist technique. This technique is often used to protect a fist because the martial artists is hitting with the “padded” side of the fist (near the pinky finger). A hammer fist is also used when it is difficult to bring an arm back for a powerful punch (i.e. when grappling).

For more techniques, please visit the main Krav Maga Techniques section. To see how this strike is done by other martial arts, please visit the main Punches & Strikes section.

Instructional Videos on the Krav Maga Hammer Fist Technique