Blocking Techniques

 

Age uke – Rising block

Morote age uke – Two-armed rising block

Gasshô uke – Joined palm block (hands touching at wrists, fingers pointing outwards)

Gedan barai – Lower level sweeping block

Shutô uke – Knife hand block

Keitô uke – Chicken head wrist block

Kakutô uke – Crane head block

Haishu uke – Back hand block

Teishô uke – Palm-heel block

Haishu jûji uke – Back hand X-block

Jûji uke – X-block

Haitô uke – Ridge hand block

Haitô kakiwake uke – Ridge hand push aside block

Haiwan uke – Back arm block

Hasami uke – Scissors block

Hiji uke – Elbow block

Hiji barai – Elbow sweep (as in Heian Sandan)

Hiza uke – Knee block

Kakoto uke – Heel block

Kake uke – Hooking block

Kakiwake uke – Push aside block

Kosa uke – Crossing block (as at the start of Heian Sandan)

Manji uke – Vortex block (as in the end of Heian Godan – uchi uke and gedan barai together)

Mawashi uke – Circular block

Morote uke – Augmented forearm block

Nagashi uke – Flowing block

Osae uke – Pressing block

Oshi uke – Pushing block

Otoshi uke – Dropping block

Sukui uke – Scooping block

Sune uke – Shin block

Tsukami uke – Grasping block

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