Tsuppari, open hand punch - Ninjutsu

By Yossi Sheriff

Video of Tsuppari thrust to the neck

Tsuppari (טסופארי) or Tsupari, is a Ninjutsu and Sumo open hand strike that is directed at the face or the trachea. Such a strike- when performed correctly on the trachea can be fatal and is as effective even when fighting extremely strong and heavy opponents, as the throat is not protected on the front by powerful muscles or bone.

Description of the technique

The striking palm is open while the fingers are seperated from the thumb- all fingers are pointing forwards (the hand impacts with the palm). The body moves the same as in all techniques using the arrow step- the striking hand starts off as the back one and stretches forward as the step is made. The strike uses the momentum of the entire body and twist of the waist to gain its power.


Meta perspectives

This technique incorporates these attributes of Meta Perspectives:

  1. Beginner level of expertise