Does Jujutsu Have the Leopard’s Paw?

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by Self Defense Geek 89, Feb 7, 2021.

  1. Hi. I have been looking all over the internet and I couldn’t find a clearcut answer and I was hoping that I could get one here. Does Jujutsu have the Hiraken Tsuki (Leopard’s Paw) as a vital area strike? Or does anyone know if the Samurai used it? Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out with this.
  2. Nojon

    Nojon Tha mo bhàta-foluaimein

    The name of the system escapes me, but I had seen it done to the back of a hand that was holding a weapon...followed by a kote gaeshi/omote gyaku.
  3. Dunc

    Dunc Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    If you mean striking with the palm of the hand then yes it’s used a lot
  4. Actually, I mean with the fore-knuckles. Another term for the strike in question is the Half-Fist.
  5. Dunc

    Dunc Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    Can you explain more precisely please - any videos?
  6. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    Do you mean this shape? I'm yet to come across it, though my experience is limited. I can ask my instructor?
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  7. Alansmurf

    Alansmurf Aspire to Inspire before you Expire Supporter

    Yes its used ..strikes to arms legs kidlies neck etc
  8. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    Did you teach a leg strike with this at a MAP meet Smurf? or was it a single knuckle? I recall a dead leg or two :D
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  9. Here’s a video. It’s the third animal. (

  10. Yes, that’s the one. And it would help if you asked your instructor, thanks in advance.
  11. Alansmurf

    Alansmurf Aspire to Inspire before you Expire Supporter

    Yes indeed I probably did ..

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  12. Dunc

    Dunc Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    Yes it’s used in some styles as a primary fist
    Generally speaking there are a very broad/open range of fists taught to give you a lot of flexibility in terms of targets, angles and limitations in terms of power generation
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  13. Tom bayley

    Tom bayley Valued Member

    or you could use it like this :)

    in practice it is actually a half striking half grappling hand. not necessarily the best for either but with great flexibility of application.

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