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Knifehand Strike
Other Chop[1]
First Appearance
Manga Debut Volume #4, Chapter #38
Anime Debut DB029
Movie Debut Movie 18
Type Physical Martial Arts Technique
Sub-Type Basic type
Class Offensive
Range Close range
Derived technique(s)

This is a physical move in which the user utilizes the portion of their hand from the little finger to the wrist. It is a universal strike typically used to quickly incapacitate the opponent with a blow to a vulnerable portion of the neck, such as the mastoid muscles, throat, or collarbone.


  • The Knifehand Strike is a technique utilized in many real life martial arts, such as taekwondo, aikido, and karate. In fact, it's most commonly known as a "Karate chop". It is among one of several real-life techniques used in the Dragon Ball series.


  1. Dragon Ball Super episode 10