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Karate Kyokushin 8th Kyu


Seiken Jodan Tate Tsuki

Seiken Jodan Tate Tsuki is a punching technique used in Kyokushin karate. It translates to 'Vertical Punch to the Head.' In this technique, the practitioner delivers a punch with the lead hand in a vertical orientation, targeting the opponent's head (jodan). The Punch is executed with speed, precision, and power, aiming to strike the opponent's face or head area. Seiken Jodan 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 Jodan Tate Tsuki to develop accuracy, timing, and the ability to deliver effective strikes in self-defense or combat scenarios.




  • 上段jodan / face area
  • 突きtsuki / punch
  • tate / vertical
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