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Double open-handed straight block (morote shotei uke)

This open-handed block is used for blocking round-house kicks (mawashi geri) that are intended to hit the body side-on. Using both hands, this particular block covers the whole side from head to groin.

How to perform a double open-handed straight block (morote shotei uke)

  1. Move one arm open-handed vertically across your face, performing a Jodan soto yoko uke block.
  2. Simultaneously move the other hand moves downward and across the body to perform a lower open hand scooping block.

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  • Both hands move together.
  • Keep the thumbs tucked in and the wrist straight.
  • Move the upper blocking hand high enough to block any attack to your head
  • Complete the blocking motion to finish past your body.

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