Jodan Uke High Block in Traditional Modern Karate

Jodan Uke block

Jodan Age Uke

Jodan Uke is a basic, effective, and fundamental block in Traditional Karate. This block starts by having your fist by your side then it travels all the way up to have your arm in front of your forehead, your forearm has to go the middle and then going up. This block is for high attacks such as punches, overhead punches, strikes, and even against weapons.


  • Your back has to be straight.
  • Your fist properly closed.
  • You need strong stances when you block to have support.
  • Keep your eyes on the front or where you are blocking.
  • Do not overextend your arm, Jodan Uke should end where your head ends to fully protect your face and head.

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