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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tettsui - Hammer Fist

Citizen Schools and the H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts students learned how to make a proper Hammer Fist called "Tettsui" in Japanese. It is crucial that the fist's out edge (palm area) be tight as possible on impact with the board. This helps to protect the hand from injury. The students also learned that they must use their whole body when executing a board break and not just rely on the arm and fist. They must rotate the shoulders and hips at the same time. In addition, they must drop the knee, on the striking arm's side, down along with the Tettsui.


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