Palm Heel Strike – Krav Maga

Krav Maga Technique – Palm Heel Strike

This page shows the fundamentals behind a Krav Maga palm heel strike. This technique is used to protect a fist because a martial artist is attacking an opponent with the “padded” bottom of their palm (versus the knuckles of their fist). Targets for a palm heel strike include an opponent’s chin, nose, etc.

For more self-defense 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 for a Krav Maga Palm Heel Strike