Secret of Tsuki

Sensei Tatsuya Naka reveals his secrets about delivering almost invisible tsukis from a greater distance. Shotokan especially is renowned for this special technique, which other fighting styles normally don’t use for an attack.

The following points are essential for executing this rapid distance technique:

  1. Work with the gravity, starting all movements in the center of own body
  2. Keep your posture so long as possible hidden (frozen), so your opponent cannot spot your body signals, what you actually plan to do.
  3. Always keep your movement fully relaxed until the point of impact is reached.

In this session sensei Naka shows the secret of his tsuki and tai sabaki with different masters of their arts. It is quite easy to understand but very hard to do it correctly and under real fighting conditions.