Boshi, Shito ken, thumb strike - Ninjutsu

By Yossi Sheriff
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Video of Jumonji no kata using boshi ken


Video of Jumonji no kata using boshi ken


Video of a Fudo ryu kata using boshi ken


Boshi ken or Shito ken, 指刀拳, (בושי, שיטו קן) is a form of a punch used in Ninjutsu, particularly in Gyokko Ryu kata to hit the opponent.

Description of Boshi ken

Using a clenched fist the punch, push or controlling pressure is applied with the tip of the thumb. The thumb forms a straight line with the radial bone thus making the natural structure of the hand strengthen the technique.

Images of Boshi ken

Boshi ken

Boshi ken

Meta perspectives

This technique incorporates these attributes of Meta Perspectives:

  1. Beginner level of expertise

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