Shuto Uke

Knife Hand Block. A block using the outside edge of the hand, normally performed in Kokutsu Dachi (Back Stance).

When performed at Gedan level the arm is straight at the elbow, similar to the finish position of Gedan Barai Uke. The blocking hand prepares beside the opposite side neck/ear, while the retracting hand fires forward to add momentum to the block. When going backwards the arm about to strike adds momentum as it prepares beside the neck/ear.

Pronounced: shoe-toe oo-kay

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