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GEDANUKE/GEDANBARAI – Low block or low parry made with the forearm. Fist starts palm up at the opposite shoulder and sweeps down and across the body, twisting on contact. Can also be made with shuto or shotei.
HAISHUUKE – Back hand block. Block made with the back of the hand moving from inside to outside.
HIJIUKE – Elbow block. Block made with the back or side of the elbow joint area.
JODANUKE – Upper block or high block made with the forearm. Fist starts palm up on the opposite shoulder and moves straight up, twisting on contact. Forearm ends at an angle with the fist higher than the elbow. Can also be made with shuto or shotei.
JUJIUKE – Cross block or “X” block made with both forearms. Can be made upwards or downwards.
KAKEUKE – Hook block made with the wrist bent towards the little finger side in a hook shape.
KOKENUKE – Block made with the back of the bent wrist. Can be made sideways or upwards.
MAWASHIUKE – Round block made with both open hands moving in a circle in the same direction.
NAGASHIUKE – Sweeping block or slip block. Any of the basic blocks (gedan, soto, jodan, haishu) may be made into a nagashi type block by changing the direction in which the block moves from perpendicular to angling back towards your body.
OSAEUKE – Press block made by softly pressing down with the palm or back of the open hand.
OTOSHIUKE – Dropping block made by throwing the arm down on top of the opponent’s attack. Can be made with shuto, shotei, tettsui, or uraken. Usually accompanied by a dropping of the body weight to add power to the technique.
SHUTOUKE – Knife hand block made with the little finger die of the open hand or forearm. Can be made moving inwards, outwards, or downwards.
SOTOUKE – Outside block. Basic middle block made with the outside of the forearm moving from inside to outside. Can be made blocking jodan or chudan.
SUKUIUKE – Scooping block made with the forearm moving in the same direction of an attack sliding under it and lifting.
UCHIUKE – Inside block. Block made with the inside of the forearm moving from outside to inside. Can be made jodan or chudan.