|Start thinking outside the "box"|
I gave some of my thoughts regarding the function of the hand we pull back to our hip in that post, as many see this as something we do because "my teacher said so" or because "it is tradition", etc. It is often seen as something unrealistic and something you would never do in combat. But once the "function" of the "form" is revealed the story is quite different. I gave realistic intrepretations on the "pulling hand" and how to apply it with the motions labeled "low block", "inward midle block" as well as high block.
- Prepare the blocking motion by shooting the "non blocking hand" forward low while lifting the "blocking hand" to your opposite ear.
- Stepping forward/backward into a stance while withdrawing your non blocking hand to your hip and dropping the blocking hand above your forward thigh (to fists hight above to be excact).
|Taekwondo is famous for their |
Just look at this quote from Kenwa Mabuni the founder of Shito Ryu and teacher of at least one Kwan leader:
From long ago, all karate styles and systems had names for their kata, however for uke-waza there were none which in fact is quite foolish. Therefore for the purpose of instruction and explanation of the various uke-waza to my students, and for convenience, I devised the following names:
Jodan uke Over-head block
Yoko uke (uchi / soto) Side block (inside / outside)
Yoko uchi (uchi / soto) Side strike (inside / outside)
Modern competition sparring