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The lunge punch in karate is known as. Or stepping punch sometimes it’s called. From here, we’re going to generate power by displacing the body weight. Our problem is holding the arm back, and flicking it at the end. What we have to realize, just like, there has to be a potential to hit all the way through the technique. Hitting here, hitting here, hitting here. What happens, of course, is the arm feels slower, feels less crisp. But then we’ve got to remind ourselves that we are hitting with the body. And the arm should be subordinate to the body as we step forward. So from here, moving faster and faster, it gets more difficult to stop yourself from holding it back to flick at the end.

So this again, is something, it’s a very simple technique. It’s done from the first level, from the white belt level, and it’s also part of the black belt test. So all through our karate life we’re going to be doing, or lunge punch. The power comes from the ground, again. This leg is driving, so what we want to avoid is reaching with the punching arm. Deliberately, karate is structured this way, where we’re forced to drive with the back leg. This is the correct source of power for this technique. And from there you can use your right or your left hand.

But in a basic format, we’re going to step with our left, and punch with our left. This is sort of unnatural because, of course, when we walk we have our left leg forward and our right hand, and vice versa. So doing a reverse punch is more natural. However, we focus more in our basic training on the lunge punch. Driving with this leg deliberately, not punching with the natural arm but punching with this arm, to force ourselves to drive from below. To drive from that back leg.

So when we do it quicker, this becomes our focus. From here. And we don’t go to the arm. From the ground, out to the hip. Like all our other techniques. Driving with the right leg, you’ll be punching with left. And pushing the right hip forward, squeezing the back side underneath, the lunge punch in karate.


  1. 動画では運足の途中に頭(上体)が上下しています。これは膝と腰(股関節)を使い切れていないためです。空手の移動稽古において運足時は、前駆立ちであろうが後屈立ちであろうが頭(上体)が上下してはいけません。なぜなら仮に次のスタンスが決まる寸前に攻撃を受けたときに動画の様に上体が浮いている(膝の溜めが浅く腰も落ちていない状態)と、相手の攻撃に合わせて素早くカウンターの前蹴りを合わせたり、攻撃を捌きながら左右に変化することが難しくなるからです。

  2. I bad mouth Andre Bertel? Can you even read??? I am a really big fan of Andre Bertel and have even attended his seminars.

  3. All around you tube you bad mouth Andre Bertel and now Richard Amos but never put your stuff up on line for people to judge you. Your comments are mean spirited and show everyone what kind of ass you really are. Please shut up and go away.

  4. Yeah he does not seem to possess explosive power. and in oi zuki when moving forward his knees should more or less come together but his knees stay far apart he is just stepping forward. BAD BASICS!

  5. I’m a bit disappointed at Richard Amos’ oi zuki. Wow years of training as Kenshusei sure paid off (duh)

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