Knifehand Strike


A Knifehand (also called the hand blade) is an open hand position.

  • The four finger are held closely together, mostly straight, with just a slight bend to the fingers. The hand should look "like the head of a cobra."
  • The thumb is held tight against the side of the hand, bent 90-degrees at the thumb joint so that the end of the thumb is in the palm.
  • The pinky-side of the hand is used for striking or blocking. Note that one does not strike with the pinky itself, but with the muscled side of the hand.

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