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Tobikomi Zuki - Snap Punch
In Karate, the Tomikomi Zuke is a fast snap punch, which can come from the hip, or the lead hand. From the lead hand, it is effective as a sharp shock to targets such as the face. From the hip, it is a powerful strike. This punch is taught by styles such as Wado-Ryu. Other styles use this punch more as a jab with their lead hand and this is known as Kizami Zuki.
For other punches & strikes, please visit the main Karate Punches section.
Demonstration Video of the Tobikomi Zuki - Snap Punch
Instructions for Technique
From The Hip
This is a very useful technique if you can do it fast enough, as will take an opponent by surprise. You should also follow up with the Tobikomi Zuke with the lead hand (launched multiple times at multiple targets) in order to build up stamina and target accuracy.
From Lead Hand
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