what is haito?

Haito is often called the inner knife hand.

It indicates that you should strike with the opposite part of shuto. Haito uses a circular motion or a snapping action of the wrist depending on the distance and position. The circular motion is a strategic technique and surprising if combined with proper positioning.

See the images? That's 2 out of (arguably) 4 forms of Haito. They can all be used in different manners as well, which I cover in the video...

...and more down below in the trainingmethod and 2 Ippon Kumite as well.

The Digi Dojo - Shiyobui - Haito1
The Digi Dojo - Shiyobui - Haito2

discover 4 forms and 3 types of haito

haito in kata

The palm of the hand and can be used for attack as well as defence. You can find Shotei in Kata:

  • Osae uke in Seishan
  • Age uke in Jitte and Wanshu
  • Otoshi uke in Jitte and Wanshu
  • Yoko harai uke in Niseishi

haito in niseishi (yubusaki uchi)

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Haito

haito soto uke in jitte

The Digi Dojo - Haito Soto Uke in Jitte

how to use haito to strike the opponent

The Digi Dojo - Kihon Kumite 10 - Haito
The Digi Dojo - Kihon Kumite 5 - Haito Uchi

1 trainingmethod + 2 ippon kumite

Use the trainingmethod untill you get the hang of it. Then move on to the basic Ippon Kumite.

If you're up for it: the advanced version. 

It sums up Nagasu, Harai, Taisabaki and Haito- all in 1.

The Digi Dojo - Shiyobui - Application of Haito
The Digi Dojo - Sanbon Kumite Jodan Uke 4 - Haito


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