Hikuta


Kuta is an Ancient Egyptian form of boxing that was used by the bodyguards of the pharoahs. The art may or may not be dead, but a british form of the art still exists called HiKuta. They added some combat form of grappling techniques and changed the name slightly. The key seems to be the hand. It's a soft punch with the thumb pointing up and done lighting quick and done with extreme power. The art seems to emcompass it all with a variety of punches and kicks, some wrist grab escapes, throws and several weapons. The only details I can find on the art is very confusing to me, but sounds worthy of a look. Check out Hikuta in the British section.

 

What is a Hikuta fist?

It’s a revolutionary way to stop an attacker with one punch (and it’s much safer than the injury-prone tight-fisted punch).

The Hikuta fist is formed by having your fist relaxed and partially closed without allowing your fingertips to touch your palm.

Your thumb should be in a relaxed position, resting on top of your pointer finger. The key is to keep your hand relaxed.

To feel the mechanics of the Hikuta fist, do a push-up with your hands formed into a Hikuta fist.

Most of the force should be concentrated on your middle and ring finger knuckles and it’s important for your wrists to remain straight.

While in the push-up position, be sure that your fingers are not touching your palms.

Doing this type of push-up will help to show you the basic elements of the Hikuta fist which can stop an attacker with one punch and help you avoid injury.

Some of the other advantages to the Hikuta fist are:

The Hikuta fist can be formed quicker that a tight fist, thus allowing you to respond sooner with a defensive punch.

Having greater quickness is a tremendous advantage especially since a majority of attackers try to surprise you, leaving very little time to respond. Being able to respond quicker can mean the difference between defending yourself and being knocked out.

Another advantage of the Hikuta fist is that it gives you about three inches more reach than the popular open palm strike. Having the extra reach allows you to be further away from the attacker when you punch him.

One other advantage of the Hikuta fist is that since it uses a smaller contact surface (two knuckles), to deliver a punch, it will remain in contact with the attacker for a shorter amount of time allowing you to get away quicker.

When you punch with a Hikuta fist, your hand should quickly whip out towards the attacker, trying to penetrate the attacker’s body about 2 or 3 inches and without hesitation, your hand should quickly whip back. This will deliver much more force into the attacker, enabling you to stop the attacker with just one punch.