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Ikken Hissatsu Definition

What Does Ikken Hissatsu Mean?

Ikken Hissatsu

i·ken·hi·sat·su

\ˈē-ˈken\ hē-sȯt-ˈsü\
verb

Definition: A term derived from traditional karate that literally means “to annihilate at one blow”. In karate, this is deemed to be the pursuit of landing a single strike that ends the contest. It is one of the most advanced techniques in karate and takes many years of practice and immense skill to perfect. Few karateka ever reach this level.

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