Looking at the recent applications posted for Nukite I thought I would try and come up with one myself and see if the other forum members think it is reasonable...
So here goes.
In Kushanku the nukite is thrust forward with the right hand with the left hand held out flat just under the right elbow. Then into the spin and so on...
The non striking hand grabs the enemy’s right wrist or cuff in order to control that arm and the nukite is executed as a straight thrusted ridge hand strike downwards to the groin. If you have entered into the enemy’s guard there is a good chance that the enemy may not see it coming. If the nukite hits home that’s great, but it just needs to cause the enemy to flinch, giving you the opportunity for the next move.
Keeping hold of the enemy’s right hand a 180 degree turn is then executed in order to hyperextend the their elbow over your shoulder.
The turn is then completed while striking with a hammer fist and then a grab around the back of the neck (usually performed as a backfist in the kata) followed by an elbow.
This is just a genuine attempt to come up with an application on my own, it’s the first time I’ve done it really, so if you think its not right or not workable grateful if you can take the time to explain why or how it could be made better. I have tried to come up with something that seizes the initiative and gives a realistic purpose for the nukite and funny left palm down move.