突き
Tsuki
Thrust

Also known as tsukkake 突っ掛け or dashite 出し手 (punching)

 

     

In karatedō, tsuki is usually translated as “punch,” but this is inaccurate. A better rendering would be “thrust.” Tsuki is differentiated from uchi 打ち (strike), in that the fist in tsuki moves along the same direction as the arm, while the hand in uchi moves circularly around the elbow or shoulder. The useful comparison is with kendō, in which tsuki has a very specific definition: a thrusting attack to the throat with the tip of the shinai, rather than a cut with the “edge.” This tsuki emulates the piercing of the carotid artery. In kendō, tsuki refers to both the thrust and the target.

Jōdan zuki
Upper level punch

Chūdan zuki
Middle level punch

 

 Gedan zuki
Lower level punch
                                               

 

Choku zuki
直突き
Straight punch

Gyaku zuki
逆突き
Reverse punch

Nobashi gyaku zuki
伸ばし逆突き
Extended reverse punch

Oi zuki
追い突き
Lunge  punch

       
Nobashi oi zuki
伸ばし追い突き
Extended lunge punch
Age zuki
揚げ突き
Rising punch
Ago zuki
顎突き
Punch to the chin
Soko zuki
底突き
Bottom thrust
       
Ura zuki
裏突き
Inverted punch
Tate zuki
縦突き
Vertical punch
Yoko zuki
横突き
Side punch
Yumi zuki
弓交き
Bow punch
     
Otoshi zuki
落とし交き
Dropping punch
Kizami zuki
刻み突き
Jab
Kagi zuki
鉤突き
Hook punch
Mawashi zuki
回し突き
Roundhouse punch
       
Uchi oroshi zuki
打ち下ろし突き
Overhand punch
Sasae zuki
支え突き
Supported punch
Ryūsui zuki
流水突き
Flowing water punch
Soete ura zuki
添え手裏突き
Attached hand inverted punch
       

Okuri zuki
送リ突き
Sliding punch

Kusshin zuki
屈伸突き
Drop dodge punch

Wari uke zuki
割受け突き
Circle block punch

Hineri zuki
捻り突き
Twisting punch

       

Ryūkyū zuki
琉球突き
¾ twisting punch

Nagashi zuki
流し突き
Flowing punch

Junzuki tsukkomi
順突き突っ込み
Leaning lunge punch

Gyaku zuki tsukkomi
逆突き突っ込み
Leaning reverse punch

     

Kōhō tsuki age
後方突き揚げ
Uppercut to rear

Kawashi zuki
躱し突き
Evasion punch

Shoken zuki
初拳突き
First knuckle punch

Boshiken zuki
拇指拳突き
  Thumb punch

       

Kaku zuki
角突き
Square punch

Kakushi zuki
隠し突き
Hidden fist punch

Dakō zuki
蛇行突き
Crawling punch

Mawashi gyaku zuki
回し逆突き Roundhouse reverse punch

 

 

   
Sokumen gyaku zuki
側面逆突き
 Roundhouse reverse punch
Sun  zuki
寸突き
One inch punch
Shōtei zuki
掌底突き
Palm heel thrust
Keikō ken zuki
鶏口拳突き
Chicken beak fist punch
     

Ushiro zuki
後ろ突き
Backward punch

Tobi zuki
飛び突き 
Jumping punch

Hiraken zuki
平拳突き
Flat fist punch

Ura hiraken zuki
裏平拳突き
Inverted flat fist punch

Shihon nukite
四本贯手
Four-finger spear-hand
Nihon nukite
二本貫手 T
Two-finger spear-hand
Ippon nukite
一本貫手
One-finger spear-hand
Tate Nukite
縦貫手
Vertical sword-hand
       
Ura nukite
裏貫手
Inverted spear-hand
Awase zuki
合せ突き
Combined punch
Yama zuki
山突き
Mountain punch
Kasane zuki
重ね突き
Double punch
       
Heikō zuki|
並行突き
Parallel punch
Heikō tate zuki
並行縦手突き
Parallel standing fist thrust
Morote hiraken zuki
諸手平拳突
Double flat fist punch
Jūji zuki
十字突き
Cross thrust
       
Morote ura zuki
諸手裏突き
Double inverted punch
Morote kizami ura zuki
諸手刻み裏突き 
Double jabbing inverted punch
Ryō ippon ken choku zuki
両一本拳直突き
Double one-knuckle punch
Hasami zuki
鋏突き
Scissor punch
       
Tate ken shita zuki
縦拳下突き
Downward punch
with standing fists
Kaiun no te
開雲の手
Parting the clouds
Shutō jūji uchi
手刀十字打ち
Sword hand cross strike
Morote shōtei zuki
諸手掌底突き
Double palm heel thrust
       
Tora guchi
虎口
Tiger's mouth
Morote nuki zuki
諸手貫突き
Double spear hand thrust
Sayū zuki
左右突き
Left-right thrust
Washide zuki age
鷲手突き揚げ
Rising punch with eagle hand
       
Ippon nukite chūdan otoshi zuki
一本貫手中段落とし突き
Middle level one-finger
spear-hand dropping thrust
Uwa uke zuki
上受け突き
Upward block punch
Soto uke zuki
外受け突き
Outside block punch
Morote shita zuki
両手裏突き
Double low punch
       
   
Oshi zuki
押し突き
Push thrust
Shutō sakotsu uchikomi
手刀鎖骨打ち込み
Driving sword-hand
clavicle strike