Upward Block

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The upward block

Upward Block

The famous upward block, one of the most important blocks you will ever need. This block is present in many Martial Art Styles and the principle is the same; to protect your head.  Doing a few hundred will develop strong shoulders for sure and will help you keep your arms up when sparring. Here are some things to remember and put into practice:

  • Don’t block to close to your head, if the punch or strike has lots of power you’ll get hit by your own fist.
  • This block can also become a weapon.
  • You have to follow up with a technique right away because the attacker might throw a second punch on you.

While you block your other hand should be ready.

Here is another important block you need to learn: