(In martial arts) a punch made with the back of the fist.
More example sentences
- You will notice here that you are driving your body forward into the backfist rather than sinking backward as was illustrated in Part I of this series of articles.
- But if you are countering a serious attack, add a nose strike with the palm of the opposite hand, and then grab the hair to pull the head down into a backfist and your drop backward into a wider horse stance (as seen).
- He spun, kicking his opponent in the gut, then followed through with a backfist, then an uppercut, an elbow, and finally, he backed away.