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Karate Kyokushin 9th Kyu


Seiken Chudan Soto Uke

Seiken Chudan Soto Uke is a blocking technique used in Kyokushin karate. It translates to 'Forefist Outside Block.' In this technique, the practitioner uses the forearm and fist of the lead arm to execute an outward block aimed at intercepting or deflecting an incoming attack targeting the midsection (chudan). Seiken Chudan Soto Uke is effective for defending against strikes such as punches or kicks directed at the torso from the outside. The block is executed with speed and precision, with the forearm positioned to intercept the opponent's limb while the fist provides additional reinforcement. Proper execution of this technique involves maintaining a stable stance, chambering the blocking arm close to the body, and rotating the forearm outward to absorb the impact of the attack. Practitioners train in Seiken Chudan Soto Uke to develop defensive skills, timing, and the ability to counterattack effectively after blocking.


  • 中段chudan / middle part of the body, chest area
  • soto / outside
  • 受けuke / block
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