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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Atemi Waza

As such, strikes to the body were limited as the intended victim would have been wearing extensive body armour. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Even if the blow does not land, the opponent qtemi be distracted, and may instinctively contort their body e.

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. However, aigamae ate is much faster.

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 in the gokyo no waza five sets of techniquesthe standard syllabus of throwing techniques, he introduced four counterattack techniques against atemi waza: Performed by Nariyama Shihan, 8th Dan.

In irimi nage, the whole arm is used on uke’s body pushing his chin upwards to throw him. 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. They can be percussive or use “soft” power. Randori no Kata Junanahon Aigamae ate is the simplest example of irimi nage.

Atemi-waza: A distinguishing characteristic

This is based on the principles of ‘ryoku hi’ and ‘shikoro dori’, the 3rd and 11th techniques of Kodokan Judo’s ‘koshiki no kata’. Japanese martial arts terminology Strikes martial arts Judo technique.


Pressure is momentarily applied downward through the attacker’s back to lock his legs. However, it ateim seen when used as a quick response against multiple attackers.

Tori first slides left to avoid the blow. The defender does put a hand up to the attacker’s wrist, but that is not to block away the strike, merely to keep the knife at bay while performing the technique against the head. Some strikes against vital parts of the body can kill or incapacitate the opponent: Traditional Japanese martial arts the ancestors of judojujutsuand aikido do not commonly practice atemi, since they were supposed to be used on the battlefield against armoured opponents.

In doing 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This technique is named objectively from the relative positions of the two people at the time of the attack, the stances, etc. Notice that Tori slides forwards and to his own left as he avoids the stab.

If the names of techniques are decided by the presence of irimi entering then shomen ate, aigamae ate, etc. This is based on the principles of ‘uchi kudaki’, the 8th technique of Kodokan Judo’s ‘koshiki no kata’.

As Tori finishes the technique and makes the throw, note that he too ends up in a right-foot-forward stance. Retrieved from ” https: This page atemii last edited on 10 Mayat By using this site, you waaza to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Views Read Edit View history. Many people in enbu can use this technique frequently but in one-against-one practice it is not often seen.

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When judo further developed as a sports discipline, these techniques xtemi excluded from its competition repertoire, which limits itself mainly to throws nage waza and holds katame waza: This page was last edited on 23 Aprilat However, there are certain exceptions.


This meant that the jujutsu practitioner’s opponent would not have been wearing armour and the vital points that form the crux of atemi-waza were more exposed. To avoid being struck, one must avoid the knife via correct tai sabaki.

Views Read Edit View history. This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. Contact is made smoothly before strong hip and body power is applied for the throw.

Judo atemi waza

Japanese martial arts terminology Strikes martial arts. Atemi can be delivered by any part of the body to any part of the opponent’s body. Some people dislike this technique because it is done in a straight line. Notices that as Tori finishes the throw, he ends up in a left-foot-forward stance, which is opposite the attacker’s right-foot-forward stance. By using this site, you waaza to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Retrieved from ” https: Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources. In doing the technique, one side steps the blow, pulls momentarily on the attacker’s arm, disrupting his balance so that ateki wants to pull back, and then, just as he pulls back, surges in to push against the head and throw the attacker down. He is then thrown backwards. Note also that aaza translated as a “strike”, this technique is not a punch.

The development of atemi techniques arises from the evolution of the Japanese martial arts, in particular jujutsu.

There is no hard impact, torsos are brought together smoothly before power is applied.

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