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Shuto-uke (knife hand) as transition (video)

This video covers the bunkai for shuto-uke (“knife hand block”). The primary function of shuto-uke is to move us past the enemy’s limbs so that we can continue to attack and press home our advantage. Shuto-uke is therefore primarily a transitionary method.

This video shows the two core applications of shuto-uke (inside and outside versions), explains how they would be used in combat, and covers the habitual action that shuto-uke aims to instil.

All the best,


PS The YouTube link can be found HERE

Practical Kata Bunkai: Shuto-uke (“knife hand”) as transition