Examples of Kote Uchi

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  1. Red Triangle

    Red Triangle Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    I have been trying to learn/improve my ability to use this strike in sparring, and hopefully for future fights. I first saw it on the Karate episode of the tv show Human Weapon.

    http://youtu.be/92i_JqB6ffU?t=25m59s

    I found a later example in MMA when I recently rewatched John Dodson vs. TJ Dilashaw

    http://youtu.be/aDmRu9lKHA0?t=4m39s

    I guess I'm really just wondering if anyone else remembers any other example in modern MMA, or other. I think striking with the ridge, and knife hand are underutilized in MMA; I don't understand why, because those strikes areusing uncovered areas of the gloves. Anyways....karate enthusiast banter welcome in this thread.
     
  2. Hamnabaki

    Hamnabaki Blue Belt

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    Ever thought of finding a TMA gym to pick up some of these techniques?

    I trained TMA 1st learn some cool unorthodox strikes leopard paw, ridge hand, tiger claw, bear paw.

    Goofy names but some are actually fairly effective.
     
  3. fanboysareevil

    fanboysareevil Green Belt

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    Because you can't strike to the neck in MMA, I can't imagine any situations you would want to use a knife hand over a standing back fist, which is generally more powerful/safer for your hand. Ridge hand is cool/underrated though.
     
  4. mawashi geri**

    mawashi geri** Banned Banned

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    good pickup seeing it in the dodson fight

    i believe this is one of those moves thats underutilized in mma.

    this forearm strike is similar to the ridge hand and both are very very similar to the russian hook. especially the ridge hand

    http://www.fightsgoneby.com/2012/05/igor-vovchanchyn-russian-hooks.html check out this article by Jack Slack

    the spot of impact in the ridge hand and knife hand strikes are covered by the gloves thats why i believed there not used in mma and the body parts that are best targetted by the strike are illegal also.
     
  5. DivineComedy

    DivineComedy Green Belt

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    Because the knifehand easily transitions just as a ridgehand into a grab/grip. The knife hand also has less padding than the back of your fist and allows for more penetration.
     
  6. KarateStylist

    KarateStylist Purple Belt

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    ^^^ the Okinawan technique, what 'strikes' me, applies for self-defense....

    ^^^ On the text highlight.... these are 'specialized' hand formations & part of the karate 'toolbox.' They don't replace karate fundamentals, but augment them for certain situations....

    >>>> the 1st hand striking thing to do in karate is get a really good punch **** .... and when you have that.... other HAND adaptation stuff is optional....

    KarateStylist

    **** refer to SINISTER'S "FIST" T.
     

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