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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There is no hard impact, torsos are brought together smoothly before power is applied. Karate is a typical martial art focusing on percussive atemi.

Atemi Waza

As such, strikes to the body were limited as the intended victim would have been wearing extensive body armour. To avoid being struck, one must avoid the knife via correct tai sabaki. Randori no Kata Junanahon 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.

One pushes against and does not strike the head. Note also that though translated as a “strike”, this technique is not a punch.

Tori first slides left to avoid the blow. 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.

In irimi nage, the whole arm is used on uke’s body pushing his chin upwards to throw him.

The purpose of jujutsu was to disarm the opponent and use their own weapon against them. 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. 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 people dislike this technique because it is done in stemi straight line. Retrieved from ” https: Qaza is then thrown backwards.

However, the attacker shields himself with his own left hand, frustrating Gyaku-gamae Ate. This provides both shoulders as points which Nariyama can grab to pull the attacker down.

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

However, aigamae ate is much faster.

Atemi Waza – Kyushin Ryu Jujitsu

Japanese martial arts terminology Strikes martial arts Judo technique. Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references Articles containing Japanese-language text. Aigamae ate is the simplest example of irimi nage. List of judo techniques. Views Read Edit View history. By applying pressure to the attacker’s arm, he uses it as a lever with which to rotate the attacker’s entire upper torso.

Contact is made smoothly before strong hip and body power is applied for the throw.

Retrieved from ” https: However, it is seen when used as a quick response against multiple attackers. This is based on the principles of ‘uchi kudaki’, the 8th technique of Kodokan Judo’s ‘koshiki no kata’. Traditional Japanese martial arts the ancestors ate,i judojujutsuand aikido do not commonly practice atemi, since they were supposed to be used on the battlefield against armoured opponents.


Japanese martial arts terminology Strikes martial arts. However, there are certain exceptions.

Judo atemi waza

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Transcriptions Revised Hepburn atemi. 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: He grabs the attacker’s arm and first attempts to do Gyaku-gamae Ate see above with his left hand.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Atemi can be delivered by any part of the body to any part of the opponent’s body. This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. Pressure is momentarily applied downward through the attacker’s back to lock his legs. This page was last edited on 10 Mayat This page was last edited on 23 Aprilat Articles needing additional references from April All articles needing additional references.

However, in later styles of jujutsu from Edo-period Japan empty-handed strikes to the body became more common as full-scale military engagement began to decline.