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Jodan Blocks

Jodan Blocks

Jodan-uke (High block) —

Start with the wrists crossed in front of the chest, with palms facing to the sides and the blocking hand on the outside. Punch upward so that the wrist rises to forehead height about a fist distance from the forehead while chambering the other fist to cover the ribs on the opposite side. Keep the blocking forearm at a 45° angle. At the point when the forearm contacts the incoming strike, twist the fist so that the thumb is on the bottom and the palm faces forward.

 Karate blocks require too much strength, power, speed, intuition and effort to successfully work against an opponent attacking full force.
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