A Shotei is a strike which can also be used as a block. When used as a strike it can be used against the face, the middle section, and the groin. When used as a block (uke) can be used in Age, Soto, Shudan and Gedan.
It has been said by many what if someone uses a Shotei as a block then it means he or she has been training for years and holds a black belt with a few degrees. It takes years of training to master the usage of Shotei Uke to use it properly, some advanced black belts use it in Kumite.
Recommendations for a proper Shotei Uke:
- Keep all your fingers together.
- Keep your thumb together to the inside of your hand.
- Do not overextend your arm while blocking because you might hurt your elbow.
- Keep your other hand ready to counterattack.
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