Aito hand shape

Aito is a hand shape, this is where your hand is in a set form to enhance a strike such as a punch.

Instructions for Technique

Aito is a strike using the heel of you hand, with your fingers folded half over, it can enhance the power and damage of a strike, and where the oppotunity arraises can be used to strike joints in locks to cause disclocation, or even braking of the bone. This can need conditioning as the wrist is bent at point of impact so can damage yourself if your wrist is not correctly strenghtened.

Reference Sources

Red Dragons Karate School UK. Sensei Nathan Foster