Shuko, a good way to break your hand
Sep 07, 2021
Itto Dori 一刀島. In my last post about this, I mentioned a bit about the shuko, and how I’d challenge any practitioner to do the techniques of the Ukemi Gata as demonstrated in popular videos, etc. good luck.
Here, striking with the shuko 手鉤, which was most likely a tool used for handling large bundles of reeds or or bails of rice, isn’t as easy either, as effective impact using a metal weapon with gaps, not form fit, is stupid and you will break your hand.
There is however a unique way of using shuto uchi with this tool, but risks severing your striking hand if done with then intent on breaking someone’s skull who just swung a sword at you.