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Body weapons


Striking martial arts styles like Karate-Do use the body parts (hands, feet, arms, and legs) as effective natural weapons.

Below are listed and illustrated some of these body parts with their respective translation in Japanese (as they are named in Karate-Do techniques):

Empi: Elbow.
Haishu: Back of the hand.
Haisoku: Redirect to Heisoku.
Haito: Ridge hand.
Heiken: Flat fist, middle phalanx fist, or Bear Paw Hand.
Heisoku: Top of the foot, or instep.
Hiraken: Fore knuckles, or literally flat/even knuckles.
Ippon Ken: One point fist.
Ippon Nukite: One point/fore finger spear hand.
Kakato: Heel of the foot.
Kakuto: The top of a bent wrist.
Keiko: Chicken or crane's beak.
Keito: Chicken Head Hand.
Kentsui: Hammer fist, same as Tetsui.
Kumade: Redirect to Heiken.
Nakadaka Ippon Ken: Middle finger single knuckle fist.
Nihon Nukite: Two point/fore fingers spear hand.
Nukite: Sword drawing hand, or spear hand.
Seiken: Front of the fist, or forefist.
Seiryuto: Ox jaw hand.
Shotei: Redirect to Teisho.
Shuko: Redirect to Haishu.
Shuto: Hand sword, or knife hand.
Sokko: Redirect to Heisoku.
Sokuto: Foot sword.
Teisho: Palm heel.
Tetsui: Hammer fist.
Washide: Eagle hand.
Yonhon Nukite: Four point/fingers spear hand.




Hands & Arms

Haishu
Haito
Heiken
Hiraken
Kakuto
Nakadaka Ken
Nukite
Nukite
Seiken
Seiken
Seiryuto
Shuto
Teisho
Tetsui
Uraken
Wan
Empi


Feet & Legs

Haisoku
Hiza
Kakato
Koshi
Sokuto
Teisoku
Tsumasaki

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