It was good to go back and view this. I like the concept of blocking-it is not stopping, it is redirecting.
First time taking this class. It’s a bit different from the other classes. It is very good! Not much of a warm up, we get right into things! Very good!
5/19/17. 23:07. I am now watching the Age uke (Rising block) video again. It would appear that the arms only begin their movement when the advancing foot has been planted. Good thing to remember.
It’s nice to be stronger & have more coordination.
Wikipedia states that there are categories of techniques:
These are called ‘Tachi-waza’.
There are 15.
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’.
There are 27 types.
Roughly speaking, it appears the variations can be broken down into:
‘knife’ (and half-knife)
There are 5 blocks with the legs.
3. Striking techniques
This is called ‘Uchi-waza’
With the hands there are 44:
To various targets (head, sternum, clavicle, spleen, neck, side, etc.).
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.)