Our friends of Karate Dojo WaKu in Tokyo allowed us to share another excellent videos. This time, they explain how to do a Choku-Zuki.
A Choku-Zuki is a punch during an upright stand. Although, it is the most basic punch, it is also difficult to execute with a maximum of power and speed. No forward body-movement supports the punch. The secret to the Choku-Zuki lies in the utilization of the hip and pelvis rotation. They have to move slightly back and forth in order to initiate the movement and to create a whiplash-effect. Without the hip and pelvis force will only be generated from your shoulders and arms. That limits the efficiency and effectiveness of the punch.
How do you do your Choku-Zuki? Critical comments are welcomed!