My interpretation: Age-uke

In this article and the upcoming five articles, I will show some alternative approaches to basic blocking techniques.

Here I will show you how I interpret basic blocks, and how they can be used in Stand-up grappling. The five basic blocks I want to show are Age-uke, Soto-uke, Uchi-uke, Gedan-barai, and Shuto-uke.

The well-known basic use of Age-uke.

Everybody knows that one, so no further comments from me.

Age-uke
Age-uke

My interpretation: Age-uke

Age-uke can be used as an attack against the head, throat, elbow joints, and other parts of the body. Furthermore, you can use it as a means of distancing from your opponent, with the hope that the opponent cools down.

    • The first two pictures show a block and counter-attack against the elbow.
    • The third picture shows an attack against the throat.
    • The last picture illustrates Age-uke as a means to gain distance from my opponent. This also opens a possibility to continue the movement as a takedown.
    • The last picture shows Age-uke in boxing.

Age-uke compilation

Floyd-Mayweather and Marcos Maidana
Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana

I would like to hear your comments on the interpretation of Ake-uke.

Thanks for reading.
Gert

Read more in my book Dynamic Karate Kumite, Part 2

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