Free karate tips

Wrist block, palmheel (ko uke shotei uchi)

This double block uses the top of the wrist to block the upper level strike (Ko Uke) while using the palm heel (Shotei Uke) to block the middle level strike. This combination has been featured in the Karate Kid movie as “painting the fence up and down”.

How to perform wrist block, palmheel (ko uke shotei uchi)

Begin in the ready position with both hands tucked up under your shoulders. As your attacker’s punch nears your face, bring your wrist upwards to block his strike with the top of your wrist (Ko Uke). As his second strike to your middle comes in, snap your wrist downward to strike at the top of his wrist.

The video clip shows Sensei Terry Lyon (5th Dan) performing Wrist Block, Palmheel (Ko Uke Shotei Uchi).

You need the QuickTime plugin or the QuickTime Player to view this movie.

About this movie

This movie clip is in MPEG-4 format. You will need Quicktime 6 or greater to view this and other movies on All-Karate.com. Download the QuickTime plugin or the QuickTime Player to view them. These movies can also be saved to your hard-drive so that you can replay them at any time.

How to view this movie

To start loading the movie, simply click on the image on the left. After the movie has loaded (or even before it is fully loaded), press the Play button at the bottom left of the movie to start playing.

To download this movie:

Right click here and select “Save Target as…”

Wrist block, palmheel (ko uke shotei uchi): points to remember

  • When performing the block, press the thumb firmly against the middle finger
  • You must snap the wrist upward into the block to gain speed and power. It is no good to just lift your arm.
  • You must also snap the wrist downward to perform the middle palm heel block. If you hit your attackers wrist hard enough, this strike can break his wrist.

No comments about “Wrist block, palmheel (ko uke shotei uchi)”

  1. Website said:

    There is noticeably a bundle to know about this. I assume you made certain nice points in features also. Information Visit