RIKD-One Inch Back Fist
Begin in the fighting stance. In this example throw the punch with the lead hand.
Since this is an example of a one inch break, I begin with my fore knuckles on the board soley to
illustrate the 1 inch.
The elbow is bent down and the hand closes and is spun inward with the palm and thumb facing the
To provide the power needed to break the hips are also spun inward as well as the torso and shoulder
which line up behind the elbow prior to the strike. Also spin up slightly on the front foot as the hips
rotate to add power and enable striking down and through the target.
It is also important when performing a 1 inch break to shoot the hips in after they rotate behind the elbow
in order to maintain the 1 inch. Other wise the elbow drops more and the hand tends to pull back further.
When performing the break unconstrained by distances this is not essential.
Remember to snap the fist out from the elbow and strike down through the target. Hit with the first two
knuckles on the top (back) of the fist
*Warning*These techniques are attempted by the viewer at their own risk. These techniques shown here are not intended for the beginner. The board being used is a black re-breakable martial arts board rated at 2.25 boards. The board's color indicates belt level. If you have not been trained in breaking I do not recommend you try these breaks without the personal supervision of a qualified Martial Arts instructor. Beginners should use either re-breakable boards recommended for their belt level or board sizes recommended by their instructors. Breaking can lead to injury when techniques are performed improperly. Consideration and care should also be taken in the hardening of the
hands to help prevent injury. It is not necessary that you attend a martial arts school where these techniques shown here are being taught but that you receive the basic training needed to prevent injury to yourselves.
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