This morning I was reading from the Itoman Seijin (Morinobu’s) book Toudi-jutsu no Kenkyu translated by
In particular I was again struck at the differences between the older Toudi technique selection compared against what we use in today’s Karate.
Several of the fist selections mentioned are seldom discussed. In particular the, Index Finger Fist, the Middle Point Fist and the Two-point Fists
I don’t suggest they are forgotten but seldom discussed openly. Perhaps remaining on the back burner.
The Index Finger Fist if I recall correctly was Motobu’s favorite strike on the Makiwara. I believe it was the technique which he used to end his famous fight against the foreign boxer. This fist can be used in a number of different ways, such as inward or descending. Targets such as the neck or the top of the chest or armpit. (reference Tomari Rohai kata)
The Middle Point Fist is a similar technique, perhaps even more stable. I suspect it was favored for striking into the body mass.
Less discussed is the Two Point Fist. I see where it could be used effectively. The striking of two different nearby points would cause great pain especially when striking both at the same time.
We should consider their return to our training.