The Downward Block is a basic block in the white belt rank, is one of the most important blocks because is the one we use to block front and side kicks. This is found in forms, sets and several self defense techniques


  • Do not overextend your forearm away from your body, your block should end of your body only.
  • It should be about two fists off your leg.
  • Always align your elbow, and wrist when blocking.
  • Always make a fist when blocking, a kick can easily break a finger.

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