Shuto Uke – Knife Hand Block

Shuto Uke – Knife Hand Block

Shuto Uke This is a Knife Hand block which can also be a strike, it has many applications. This block can be seen on Katas and on many self-defense techniques, in consecutive techniques is commonly followed by a grab and a counterattack. Shuto is the shape of the hand as a sword, the word Uke means to block in Japanese. Step by Step: Start by crossing More...

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Tate Suki – Vertical Punch in Traditional Karate

Tate Suki A Tate Suki is a vertical punch in Traditional Karate. It has the same principal as the horizontal punch and the point of contact are the two upper knuckles. It can be applied differently to other martial More...

Age Uke - High Block in Karate
By PeterSoto On Sunday, November 11th, 2018
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Age Uke – High Block in Karate

Age Uke This is one of the most important blocks in all martial arts, in traditional karate it has a few differences. You will find this block on most Katas and techniques, in traditional karate the opposite hand More...

Kata Chatanyara Kushanku
By PeterSoto On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Ilja Smorguner Germany Kata Chatanyara Kushanku

Kata Chatanyara Kushanku Ilja Smorguner of Germany performing kata Chatanyara Kushanku. Bronze Medal. 2016 World Karate Championships. Now, here you will see the same Kata but by the International Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu More...

Kata Unsu
By PeterSoto On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Ahmed Shawky Egypt Kata Unsu

Kata Unsu Ahmed Shawky of Egypt performing Kata Unsu. Bronze Medal. 2016 World Karate Championships. Unsu (雲手), literally “cloud hands”, is the most advanced kata found in the Shotokan, Shito-Ryu More...

Kata Anan Dai
By PeterSoto On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Antonio Diaz Venezuela Kata Anan Dai

Kata Anan Dai Annan (or Anan or Ahnan (安南)) is a karate kata, which is a traditional method of recording a sequence of movements for offense and defense. The origin and the creator of this kata are unknown, More...

Kata Kururunfa
By PeterSoto On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Female Team Kata JAPAN Kata Kururunfa

Kata Kururunfa Kururunfa is the 17th karate kata of the Gōjū-ryū style and the seventh and penultimate of the higher kata ( Kaishuu kata). The most appropriate translation seems to be “to oppose the waves”. More...

Kata Paiku
By PeterSoto On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Female Team Kata Spain Kata Paiku

Karate Final. Female Team Kata Spain performing kata Paiku. 2016 World Karate Championships. Recommendations: If you liked this Kata then you might also like Kata Kanku Sho by the French Team The World Karate More...

Kata Kanku Sho
By PeterSoto On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Team Kata France Kata Kanku Sho

Karate Final. Male Team Kata France performing kata Kanku Sho. 2016 World Karate Championships. Recommendations: If you liked this Kata then you might also like Kata Kururunfa with the Japanese Female team. The More...

Japan Team Kata World Karate Championships
By PeterSoto On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Japan Team Kata World Karate Championships

Japan Team WKF 2016 A kata is a collection of techniques presented together in harmony with each move. The techniques you would see in a kata are kicks, punches, blocks, throws, stances, and a controlled speed synchronization. Karate More...