(2nd Yellow Belt going to 3rd Yellow Belt)

Videos of each of the following techniques, along with kata and combination requirements for testing to 9th Kyu, are available at the bottom of the page. Beginning students are discouraged from attempting to learn techniques, drills or forms from this page; allow your instructors to teach you first. These resources are placed here as additional tools, not as a primary source of learning.


(Ridge Hand)


Haito can be thought of, in one fashion, as the opposite of shuto. The striking area is the outside of the base of the forefinger. The primary motion is swinging from outside (almost like a hooking punch) with the palm down. Usually, the target is the temple or the side of the neck. 


To make the strike more effective, shorten the "loop" of the swing so that the strike is as straight as possible. Near the end of the technique, twist the shoulders to create follow-through. This will cause the strike to move at a 45' angle through the target, creating a great amount of force. This is a great technique for knocking out an opponent. Most people, however, are hesitant to use Haito because there is not much muscle over the striking area.


7th Kyu Terminology

Basics of Bo


Kihon Kata Shodan Bo