Hello. Today we are going to work a technique of attack. Technical handguns, which is actually the fundamental technique in Karate. This is Choku Zuki. So what is the fundamental punch. And I think it’s even the fundamental technique as I said, because of Choku Zuki derive many other techniques: Nukite, Shuto, Haito … many other techniques, Empi … All this …, the base remains the same. Everything comes from the belly. The base remains the same. I think Choku Zuki is a technique to work all the time whatever your level. We must improve in your Zuki. This is generally the first technique is learned in Karate: give a punch. give a punch. Here. Quite simply. It is true that Karate, we always say that it is a defense of art and finally, why give punches? Simply because there are times when we defend, when a fight has become an obligation to defend, we will have to give punches. We must also work Zuki because it is the technique allowing you to channel your energy. With this technique you’ll work your best Kime, where you will be able to bring out all your energy in the art. So we will start to detail. I shall approach a bit. We will start this technical detail. We will put the arms on the belt. So there you will see that the hands are turned to the sky. soundly. Sorry ! I was about to forget, let’s start by understanding how a fist. I shall approach. I just close my fingers, I press hard and I am close with the thumb. And fist, when struck, it hit with Kento, the party is here: the two joints between the metacarpals and phalanges. Just here. Hit like that. So fist still very tight. Above all, never put your thumb on the inside! If you put your thumb inside at the time of impact, you’ll break the thumb joint here. Because the impact is closing the thumb and it will make you very ill. So the fist is tight like that. We take back. Fists at the belt. I stretch my arm before. You did see ! My arm has turned. For now, I’ll gently and then will break Slowly. So the arms are a reverse movement: there is a receding and made Hikite: return the arm to the back, and the other strikes before You hit both arms at the same location. It is not about to do that. If your opponent is in front of you and you do this, you never touch the In front, in the axis of your opponent. I just hit before. We will also talk about the position of the elbow. You have to be very careful. When you Choku Zuki, often, beginners tend to do this: they open … beginners or even other, I’ve seen others who did this. They open arm to strike. And actually, why? What makes e c they open arm? This is simply because they begin to turn the wrists as they are here. So automatically, the whole arm is opened. No ! The wrist, turn to the last moment. Like this. The elbow should barely touch the body. The arm is really a straight path. You go as straight as possible. Fist of the path should be as short as possible. The technique starts here but not arms. These are not the arms that strike. There, when I do this, I do not have much strength, I have the strength of my arms. The technique has to leave the body. I leave here and it’s a hip rotation that sends my arm. When I say rotation, it’s just a vibration. Energy is inside, I will turn the hip slightly like this. I’m just a pivot like that. We will do it together. You put your arms here, and just a pivot. I send my hip … And you, after a while, feel hands just waiting to go. The technique will decompose. It will start and stop here. There is Ura Zuki. I do not turn my arm … One, two, three, four, five. So it goes down the shoulders. It should not have shoulders like that. After a time, by dint of contracting, if you do not relax, you’ll do that. Think about it, it goes down well shoulders. One two Three. Just a vibration. I vibrates and I contract to the end. We will continue. We will go little further in the art. I continue, the arm begins to rotate, and I find myself in Tate Zuki, So, the fist is vertical. Ichi, ni, san, shi, go. We will continue in the art. The arm goes through Ura Zuki, Tate Zuki and we end Choku Zuki. So wrist is rotated. Ichi. Go gently. One two three four. Now, the technique goes from the hips, so it’s a vibration. I vibrates and when the technique reaches the end, all I contract. I lock all. You should not happen like that, it’s not that I’m asking you. That is: I vibrates, when I arrive I face. Come on, Ichi, ni, san, shi, go, roku. If you’re new, you do not have to go that fast. You may well vibrate you. The speed will come later. Be careful not to go immediately and quickly to me: having shoulders that rise like this. No ! good shoulders it down. Ichi, ni, san, shi, go. Yame. So now, our technique will make stepping forward. It turns Yoi. So there is a step forward. The principle remains the same. That is to say, I’ll have my hip movement. This part of the stomach and there, movement, instead of sending my arm, he sent me the body. And when I arrive, I lock the body and the arms follow. We will let the arm here. I lock well by reaching the end. I lock well. Yame. When I say that I lock, I explained to you earlier. The fist is turning in one direction and you must have the backbone here that pull your arm down, so that the arm bone here, humerus, is firmly rooted in the shoulder, it is locked. That joint there is locked. If you have joint comes out there, and if one day you actually hit, this is it: your articulation is not maintained It must be kept down. In addition, this serves to stiffen the arm. It will rotate in one direction and then it turns the other way. A bit like a cloth that would be taken and that we turn like this, it becomes a little more rigid. There, it is the principle. The arm turns and I lock down simultaneously. Come on, resumes. Yoi. We begin. You start right, I am beginning to left. Ichi, ni, san, shi. Ichi, ni, san, shi. Now we will do our technical level Jodan. So at Jodan, even more than at Chudan, you may have shoulders that rise. You see when I knock over. If your shoulder is not kept down ,. you will have shoulders that rise No ! Lock down. The arm should be straight back Well maintained and shoulder down. Come on, resumes. Ichi, ni, san, shi. We take back. Ichi, ni, san, shi. Yame. Now the technique we will do with doing the opposite arm. This is what is called the Gyaku Zuki. We will rework the another time in another article but here, we’ll just make a lot like what we just did: in stepping forward. We advance Gyaku Zuki. I show you. So, I’ll start with the right arm, I move my left leg and right arm at the bottom. What happens at the hips, that is what is important. As I go there, my hip forward there and immediately there is that one follows to come lock. So I advance the hip and the other comes up. That’s it: if I show you like this, I hip here advancing and the other catches up. I have one advancing and the other catches up. We take back. So I advance the left leg so you move your right leg. You need to feel it: that one goes ahead, the other catches up. Ichi, ni, san, shi. side changing. So, I advance the hip and back that comes up. She comes up and I lock. It goes from there. One. Two… We take back. I move one, you move your left leg. You hit the right arm. We are ready. Ichi, ni, san, shi. a little blown, it relaxes shoulders. although it focuses on the hips and shoulders. Avoid lock. We all contracts and is released on. We take back. Ichi, ni, san, shi. Yame. Yasme. I think you’ve had enough for today. So as with all other techniques, do not hesitate to come back often, especially on Choku Zuki. Work Choku Zuki. Work your fists. You can work in a vacuum like this. I think it’s good. You can also work with a punching bag or a Makiwara to strengthen your wrists, Kento. Now, be careful, you might quickly make you very ill. So you can work but watch. First, do not hit too hard. Be careful not to hurt you. Check what you are doing. It is true that the advantage of hitting in a bag, is that you quickly realize the mistakes we made. If you have the wrist that is a little crooked like that, you’ll quickly feel it. So do not go too hard not to hurt you. You will feel that it hurts a little so there you come back and you pay attention. I suggest you work hard in the vacuum to really learn to channel your energy and improve your Kime. You did see ! Choku Zuki is … There was really Kime. So we’ll see in a future article: the Kime, what it represents. So always the same, feel free to leave a comment below the video and tell me what you think of this short video. I’ll try to improve myself as and articles. I thank you and wish you a good day, and then gives you an appointment for the next articles. Thank you.