Tsuki, back punch with a step, Ninjutsu
Video of the Tsuki (Shikan ken) punch in Ninjutsu
Video tutorial of the Tsuki step in Ninjutsu
Description of the Tsuki
The "tsuki" is a strike that, much more than a regular punch- can create an open wound upon impact due to the unique way in which the fist is used. The step in which the kick is used is called an "arrow" step - this step has a very long reach and gives the strike a lot of power but is relatively slow, necessitating correct timing. The back leg moves forward towards the opponent and stops bent while the front foot stays in its place and the leg straightens. The striking hand moves horizontally and hits the eye or the face creating an open wound.
Image of the Shikan ken, Tsuki
Training for a tsuki punch following a sabaki