Techniques

Wikipedia states that there are categories of techniques:

1.  Stances.
These are called ‘Tachi-waza’.
There are 15.
Basic/Ready position
Natural
Rooted
Horse/side
Front/back
Cross-legged
Cat, hourglass, crane/crane-like

There are stances that are considered ‘preparatory positions’.  There are 5 of those.


2.  Blocking techniques.
These are called ‘Uke-waza’.
Arms:
There are 27 types.
Roughly speaking, it appears the variations can be broken down into:
Rising/dropping
Open
‘knife’ (and half-knife)
Single/double
Sweeping
etc.

Legs:
There are 5 blocks with the legs.


3.  Striking techniques

This is called ‘Uchi-waza’
With the hands there are 44:
Elbow
Hand
Knife hand
Rising
Reverse
To various targets (head, sternum, clavicle, spleen, neck, side, etc.).
Hammer
Backfist
Backwards


4.  Kicking techniques

This is called ‘Keri-waza’ (good, because ‘kicking’ and ‘Keri’ both start with a ‘K’.
There are 26 types:
Front, back, side.
By movement (circular, sweep, jump, snap, thrust, flying etc.)
Thrust, snap.

4/28/17 06:24

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