It looks like there are 3 types of blocks & block in Japanese is ‘Uke’: Uke (Blocks)
- Gedan barai (Downward block)
- Age-uke (Rising block)
- Shuto-uke (Knife hand block)
Blocking techniques is ‘Uke Waza’.
Training, Lessons. From ‘About Uke Waza (Blocking Techniques):
In English, blocking is perceived to be ‘stopping’. In Japanese, ‘blocking’ theory is ‘to receive’. You’re looking at it/thinking about receiving and redirecting. Think about receiving something and redirecting it. There are subtle things in blocking (technique, etc.) and redirect. Ie: Twisting during a block, snapping, a redirect, etc. Expect to receive and redirect strikes away from us, this is the frame of mind to have.
Are dashes used in Japanese?
Is the 2nd word always capitalized?
5/10/17 I’m going leave the English first. As a noob, it’s easier to get up and running faster by utilizing just the English and easing on in into the Japanese terminology.