Friday, September 6, 2013

Beginning Defensive Applications for Strikes

  This is a list of Instructed Defensive motions that our students are initially taught for responding to attempts at being "Struck" (in various manners). Students are shown the technique motions, and those motions are practiced slowly so that the student can experience the various difficulties that can occur if/when they may be required to utilize them (in a defensive situation). 
 These techniques are practiced slowly and are practiced to a point of submission (of the uke). The Speed of technique application can only be increased with these techniques to a limited degree. Many of the techniques place the uke into a position of complete physical compromise, if speed were to be increased, or the tori did not release or cease the application of the technique, the uke would suffer physical injury (that isn't the purpose of our class). 
 These techniques will commonly become the foundation techniques for the variations that occur because of situational differences. There are 3 situations that tuite may prove to be applicable. These are attempts at being Grabbed, being Pushed and being Struck. Oyata's methodology provides responses for each of those situations. 
 The included "photos" are only for a visual reference for the shown techniques. There were never any "official" names for the techniques that were shown by Oyata, but each school has (often) come up their own manner of identifying each.
 At our school, this is commonly done by a visual reference of the technique we want the class to work on. Certain techniques have also acquired their own individual "names" that they have become identified by as well. 
 I have provided (small) pictures here, of identifying motions for the individual applications. These are not being presented in any manner of "order". In our classes, everyone (regardless of "rank/level") works on the same technique. Variations are worked on as they are learned (by the individual student).
 The Defensive motions for Striking attempts, are (initially) for defending against strikes intended to impact the face/head (of the tori/defender) unless otherwise noted.
(BTW, None of these pictures are from our "new" Tuite publication, As you can observe, none of these were of any decent level of quality, LOL)

Striking Responses/Applications

Two-Handed Forearm Strike

Shuffle Punch

Groin Cover (Cat Stance)

Cover Strike Motion



Double Forearm Strike- Shoulder Lock


Heavy Hand_ Forearm/Neck Strike

Double Backhand Strike

Elbow Strike to Fist

Double Rising Strike

Covered Fist Strike 


Push Block/ Strike

Parry-Parry (For Right or Left Punching attempt) same motion


Raking Knuckle Strike


Reverse Arm Bar (from front)

Wrist strike (Passai)


Elbow ext. during Punch attempt

Elbow Capture_Arm Bar

Parry/Upper Arm Strike (From inside/outside)


Forward Leg Kick / Rear Leg Kick 



Above (& in Back of) Elbow Strike


Parry/Elbow Extension w/shoulder

Palm (to bicep) Strike

3-Stage practice of Parry-capture (wrist/elbow/shoulder)

Lapel Grab w_Punch

Tackle Defense w/take-down


1-2 Punch (Defense against)


Overhead/Side Club Defenses



Ni Sei Shi Neck-Strike

Pinan Cover (Open/Closed)

Pinan-Seisan Arm Strike


Vehicle/Seat Extraction

Fist “break-over” (Vertical & Horizontal)


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