Your Favorite Punch/Kick in Karate

Discussion in 'Karate' started by KyokushinTraine, May 8, 2004.

  1. KyokushinTraine

    KyokushinTraine New Member

    What is your favorite technique in Karate?
    Personally, mine is the middle roundhouse kick, mostly because it packs power and is easy to perform, but I found a slight flaw that it requires a certain distance before this technique can be perform so that it can reach max effect.

  2. Adam

    Adam New Member

    Low roundhouse kicks. I enjoy the leg chopping competitions in full contact karate :)
  3. Knight_Errant

    Knight_Errant Banned Banned

    The spinning back kick. I'm a sucker for raw, biomechanical power.
  4. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    fave punch = gyakazuki to the solar plexus. ball of foot - hip twist - connect - down they go.

    fave kick = mae-geri. simple yet extremely effective at sending someone flying :D
  5. Picksey

    Picksey New Member

    For me, it would have to be a neat little combination - like a feinted maegeri to draw your partner's guard down, then land a quick tobi komizuki or nagashizuki to the head. Nice'n'simple.
  6. Cain

    Cain New Member

    The straight and simple hard punch to the chest makes them remember me for a few days ;)

    The front kick is my favourite and most practised, you can get the opponent a good few feet back and it hurts when hit in the face good :D

  7. Saz

    Saz Nerd Admin

    Kick - Mawashi geri, aimed at the knee
    Punch - Can't beat a good old reverse punch, failing that, the jab to the face.
  8. ketong71

    ketong71 Valued Member

    Mine would be a combination -- Jab-reverse punch, sweep and backfist as he loses his balance.

  9. Picksey

    Picksey New Member

    Can I change my mind? (women's prerogative :p )

    Going all out on a bag with a spinning hook, just for the feel of landing a really heavy technique.
  10. Ash

    Ash Valued Member

    Stepping side kick. Plant one of these into someone's mid section and watch them fly ;)
  11. kerling

    kerling Hidden haito style

    What the who the how the?

    Kick is maegeri to lower part of the stomac.

    punch would be gyaku zuki (reverse punch)

    But hand technique would be haito (What the Who the How the **** did that thing land on my face)

    Regards Kerling
  12. Picksey

    Picksey New Member

    Face? I like to do these to the abdomen - duck under your partner's strike and dive straight in with the haito. A surprise haito to the groin can be fun, too :p Being a little on the short side, I think I'd have to do a jumping technique to get a good haito to the face/neck. :D
  13. kerling

    kerling Hidden haito style


    Well 185cm here so most of the time no jumping requered.
  14. madfrank

    madfrank Valued Member

    neck breaks they are awesome and evertwhere in the kata.

    A very popular technique of the Okinawan masters.

  15. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX Map Addict

    Which category is that then, punch or kick?

    Cheers. :)
  16. Timmy Boy

    Timmy Boy Man on a Mission

    Punch - double vertical punch to solar plexus and nose
    Kick - front kick
  17. sempai_alex

    sempai_alex New Member

    id say

    kick - mawashi geri, chudan
    punch - uraken
  18. Nrv4evr

    Nrv4evr New Member

    if i it was allowed in my tourneys, the shin roundhouse.

    if not, then the outside crescent kick, because it's pretty fast, and hits on the outside, so cheap smacktards who hold their hands up all day are hard pressed to block it. same reason why the hook punch is my favourite punch.
  19. shotokanwarrior

    shotokanwarrior I am the One

    Gyaku zuki.

    A descending kick with the back of the heel - what do you call that move?
    Looks like i have unusual tastes there, no one else seems to like that move.
  20. KyokushinTraine

    KyokushinTraine New Member

    btw, has anybody heard of a kicking technique that is like:
    jump in the air, do 3 jump kicks before landing?

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