Yellow Belt Outside Blocks

The following blocks generally begin with the blocking hand located near your and then move toward the outside of your as the block progresses. These are often fast blocks, but in some cases, they will feel less powerful than other blocks you might employ. Remember that a block need not be powerful, it must simply Read More …

Yellow Belt Inside Blocks

These are blocks that generally travel from the outside edge of your toward your on an inward trajectory. This is often referred to as a or outside-initiated movement. So, the Chudan Uke described below could also accurately be described (and often is by other martial arts systems) as Chudan Soto Uke in some circumstances, for Read More …