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Kyokushin 8th Kyu


Seiken Chudan Tate Tsuki

Seiken Chudan Tate Tsuki is a punching technique used in Kyokushin karate. It translates to 'Vertical Punch to the Midsection.' In this technique, the practitioner delivers a punch with the lead hand in a vertical orientation, targeting the opponent's midsection (chudan). The Punch is executed with speed, precision, and power, aiming to strike the opponent's abdomen or solar plexus area. Seiken Chudan Tate Tsuki can be used in various situations, such as during combinations or as a counterattack. Proper execution of this technique involves generating power from the lower body, rotating the hips and torso, and extending the arm explosively to deliver a swift and forceful punch. Practitioners train in Seiken Chudan Tate Tsuki to develop accuracy, timing, and the ability to deliver effective strikes in self-defense or combat scenarios.




  • 中段chudan / middle part of the body, chest area
  • 突きtsuki / punch
  • tate / vertical
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