The act of a kna strike can be done with any part of the body, and can be done with any form of tool and is a way of striking with every part of your being the physical, mental, and spiritual in a united fashion.
In order to kna strike effectively you must move the strike throughout your entire body through a technique that will be able to give you the speed, and power you need in order to strike your opponent. First focus on your technique, then add speed, then add power until you have truly mastered the technique. Form up the habit of striking in this way, so that you are able to do it automatically from any part of your body. The parts you will need to work on are stance, twist, extension, impact, and pull back.
Every attack is a full use of your will, and bodies, and must be a reflection of your entire soul expressing itself. This is an explosive combination of strikes which comes from the correct movement of your entire body. Should only be used if you are sure to strike your target due to high energy loss.
Your stance is the foundation of all of your strikes, because all of your strikes depend on every aspect of your being, and move through your stance. Your stance will change depending upon how you are striking, and where your enemy is. It should be loose, and not rigid, so that it can adapt to your surroundings, and can keep your body relaxed. You may have to move differently depending upon how far away your opponent is, and because of this it is important to learn to strike a different intervals of range stepping into the attack if you are able to. When you strike you must look at your target. This is so that you can aim your own attack, and you can watch out for enemy attacks. When you strike it is important to push off your toes, so that you can generate momentum forward, by transferring your weight forward in order to do this it is helpful to be on the balls of your feet and to have a bend in the knees. Though these are recommendations for a stance it is important to be able to execute a strike from any place in which you find your body, and to use these understandings effectively enough to allow your strike to go through without being needed to stand a certain way. Understanding your stance will help you stay in balance and control of your attacks.
For all of your strikes you’re going to want to pivot on your feet so that you can rotate your foot, hips, and shoulder for the strike. The power of your strike is generated from this rotation, and will also increase your speed if done properly. More force, and speed can be generated into a strike if you twist with every aspect of your body such as moving parts that are not striking with the momentum of the twist, such as moving your arms when you are kicking. Though it is important to also be able to keep your guard up while doing this twist.
It is important to strike in the simplest straight line that you can. This is so that you can get to your opponent quickly, and can also not telegraph your attacks. During the extension process your body should be loose, and relaxed, so that you are able to move your head quickly. Whatever you are striking with should flip out like a whip so that it can have a maximum amount of speed. During the extension your body should move forward in order to build up power for the strike.
You want your striking surface to be as small as possible without sacrificing solidity. In order to do this we usually target people with smaller parts of our body such as the first two knuckles. Once you make contact you also want to punch through your opponent. This will allow you to put all of your force into the strike. In order to do this it is important to aim on the opposite side of your opponent. Always swing through, or pierce your opponent with your strikes, and allow gravity to speed them up by striking at an angle.Your muscles should remain as relaxed as possible, until the last moment before contact, when you can tighten up and brace for impact. This will allow your attack to be quicker and to deliver its power. Once you make contact with the enemy you want to breathe out with your strikes. This is usually done by making a “ka”, “pa”, or “sa” sound with your mouth. This will allow you to tighten up your entire body, and to also prepare yourself for any counter-attacks. Each strike should be directed to the vital area.
After you attack pull yourself back as hard as you can so that you cannot be grabbed by your opponent and is ready for another attack. If you keep your weight properly distributed, and you’re not leaning too far forward, you’ll be able to relax and reset immediately.
During this entire process you want to see it in your mind’s eye, if it is only for a second. This will allow your spiritual energy, and mental energy to follow your body putting will and determination behind your strikes. You should push out energy from your solar plexus to the area in which you are striking and the energy should get there as soon as you make contact.