List of Karate Punches

Karate Punches & Hand Strikes – Videos & Instructions

This section examines a wide variety of Karate punches & hand strikes and provides the Japanese names for these Karate techniques. However, please be aware that these strikes can vary slightly based on the Karate styles that utilize them (i.e. a Shotokan strike may be slightly different than a Kyokushin strike). These punches & strikes are used in self-defenseKarate katakumite, etc.

For information on punching techniques used by other martial arts styles, please visit Black Belt Wiki’s main Punches & Strikes section.

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Karate Punches & Hand Strikes – Click on a punch for video and/or written instructions

Related Punch & Strike Terminology

  • Zuki or Tsuki – Punch
  • Uchi – Strike
  • Jodan – High Section (i.e. High Punch – Jodan Zuki)
  • Chudan – Middle Section
  • Gedan – Low Section

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