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Atemi-waza (当て身技): Striking techniques. Although taught within kata (型 or 形) and sometimes used within informal randori (乱取), striking techniques are. Atemi-waza: A distinguishing characteristic. by Brett Denison, Head instructor Mizukan Dojo. Atemi means “strike,” and waza means “art or technique,” so. ATEMI WAZA (Striking Techniques ). SHOMEN ATE – The “Forward Strike.” So called because the defender steps diagonally forward and offline, and then.

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Judo atemi waza

Retrieved from ” https: List of judo techniques. The development of atemi techniques arises from the evolution of the Japanese martial arts, in particular jujutsu. Views Read Edit View history. One pushes against and does not strike the head.

Atemi Waza

Some strikes against vital parts of the body can kill or incapacitate the opponent: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. However, it is seen when used as a quick response against multiple attackers.

To avoid being struck, one wza avoid the knife wxza correct tai sabaki. Note also that though translated as a “strike”, this technique is not a punch. This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. Even if the blow does not land, the opponent can be distracted, and may instinctively contort their body e.

Views Read Edit View history. He grabs the attacker’s arm and first attempts to do Gyaku-gamae Ate see above wzza his left hand. This article needs additional citations for verification. Contact is made smoothly before strong hip and body power is applied for the throw. Karate is a typical martial art focusing on percussive atemi.


Early styles of jujutsu from Sengoku -era Japan were created as a means of unarmed combat for a samurai who had lost his weapons on the battlefield.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This meant that the jujutsu practitioner’s opponent would not have been wearing armour and the vital points that form the daza of atemi-waza were more exposed.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. So, Tori goes low, sliding under both of the attacker’s upraised arms, and throwing the attacker. Japanese martial arts terminology Strikes martial arts Judo technique. Some people dislike this technique because it is done in a straight line. There is no hard impact, torsos are brought together smoothly before power is applied.

This provides both shoulders as points which Nariyama can grab to pull wza attacker down.

Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources. Randori no Kata Junanahon In wazz the technique, Tori first side steps the stab, and then uses his left arm to throw uke, while his right keeps the weapon at bay. Since he wanted to keep its practical character of martial art as well as its nature of physical and moral education, when compiling the nage nokata or randori-no-katahis classical repertoire of 40 throws atemii the gokyo no waza five sets of techniquesthe standard syllabus of throwing techniques, he introduced four counterattack techniques against atemi waza: As such, strikes to the body were limited as the intended victim would have been wearing extensive body armour.

Atemi-waza: A distinguishing characteristic

As Tori finishes the technique and makes the throw, note that he too ends up in a right-foot-forward stance. Traditional Japanese martial arts the ancestors of judojujutsuqtemi aikido do not commonly practice atemi, since they were supposed to be used on the battlefield against armoured opponents. Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references Articles containing Japanese-language text.


There is no impact to the head. Many people in enbu wsza use this technique frequently but in one-against-one practice it is not often seen. Tori first slides left to avoid the blow. If the names of techniques are decided by the presence of irimi entering then shomen ate, aigamae ate, etc.

The purpose of jujutsu was to disarm the opponent and use their own weapon against them. The location of nerve and pressure points, such as might be used for certain acupressure methods, also often informs the choice of targets for atemi see kyusho.

In doing the technique, one side steps the blow, pulls momentarily on the attacker’s arm, disrupting his balance so that he wants to pull back, and then, just as he pulls back, surges in to push against the head and throw the attacker down. They can be percussive or use “soft” power. Aigamae ate is the simplest example of irimi nage. Retrieved from ” https: When judo further developed as a sports discipline, these techniques were excluded from its competition repertoire, which limits itself mainly to throws nage waza and holds katame waza: In irimi nage, the whole arm is used on uke’s body pushing his chin upwards to throw him.

Atemi can be complete techniques in and of themselves, but are also often used to briefly break an opponent’s balance see kuzushi or resolve. Notice that Tori slides forwards and to his own left as he avoids the stab.

Transcriptions Revised Hepburn atemi. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This is the same as ‘koho irimi nage’.