Shuto Uke Japanese Traditional Karate Block


Shuto Uke

Shuto is mostly known for Hand Sword and the Japanese word UKE means block. In Japanese Karate this move is sharp, your fingers are all together to support each other, this block is common with Kokutso Dachi, Zenkusto Dachi, and Kiba Dachi.

There are a few recommendations for the proper execution of the Shuto Uke:

  • Keep your back straight.
  • Keep your elbow aligned to your hip.
  • Keep your eyes on your opponent while your blocking.

Keep a strong stance to supportĀ this karate block.

Karate Techniques

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