Rick Tew's NinjaGym Online Palm Heel Strike Lesson

Palm Heel Strike

How to do a Palm Heel Strike in the Martial Arts

You might recognize the Palm Heel strike from many mixed martial arts such systems such as Ninjitsu, Karate, Tae Kwon Do etc.

The Palm Heel strike is formed by bending the wrist and fingers to expose the palm of the hand.

The striking surface is the lower palm area. The Palm heel strike is good when protecting fingers, knuckles or wrist from unnecessary damage. The Palm Heel Strike is an excellent jamming strike, good for stuns and blocking.

The Palm heel strike is great for self defense in general and the first strike to teach beginners as well as woman and children. The Palm Heel Strike is very effective and easy to learn. You have less body parts to injure as you are not using the wrist, knuckles and fingers, only the butt end of the forearm bones. It is a much stronger strike then a normal punch as well.




Face, nose, groin, ribs


  • Using the strong bones of the forearm
  • If you have no use of fingers or unable to form a fist
  • Jamming an attack
  • Blocking attacks such as kicks (Easy to hyper extend knees of kicker)
  • Easily applied strike, especially for women and children
  • Smear contents into face such as mud, dirt etc.
  • Great for breaking through wood or attacking bones

If you haven’t done so already, be sure to review Rick Tew’s Martial Art Strikes and Kicks form by following the link below:

Martial Art Strikes and Kicks Form

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by Rick Tew

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About the author:

Rick Tew is an internationally acclaimed Sensei or teacher in the martial arts and founder of CMS – College of Martial Science and NinjaGym. He runs Live-In Short and Long term Martial Arts Training and Adventure Camps in California and Thailand.

Utilizing the martial arts as a gateway to excellence, he created his personal development programs. His courses are for everyone who wants to integrate mind, body, and spirit to access his or her true potential.

Rick Tew’s Winjitsu, The Mental Martial Art System for Success, has helped his students to overcome their fear and become successful in what they love and passionate about.

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