Originally Posted By: Dobbersky

May I add that "karate punching" is dare i say not punching at all but a practice of Kyoushi

Excuse my ignorance, what is Kyoushi? I know Kyusho and tuite. Considering all the time the Okinawans spend on hitting the makiwara with the "karate punch" I think it is safe to say that it is a punch-at least some of the time.