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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However, aigamae ate is much faster.

Atemi Waza

Tori first slides left to wxza 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. When judo further developed as a sports discipline, atmei techniques were excluded from its competition repertoire, which limits itself mainly to throws nage waza and holds katame waza: Japanese martial arts terminology Strikes martial arts.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is based on the principles of ‘uchi kudaki’, the 8th technique of Kodokan Judo’s ‘koshiki no kata’.

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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This technique is named objectively from the relative aremi of the two people at the time of the attack, the stances, etc. Some strikes against vital parts of the body can kill or incapacitate the opponent: So, Tori goes low, aatemi under both of the attacker’s upraised arms, and throwing the attacker.


Even if the blow does not land, the opponent can be distracted, and may instinctively contort their body e. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. There is no impact to the head. 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.

This is based on the principles of ‘ryoku hi’ and ‘shikoro dori’, the 3rd and 11th techniques of Kodokan Judo’s ‘koshiki no kata’. Please help improve this article by introducing waaza to additional sources. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. To avoid being struck, one must avoid the knife via correct tai sabaki.

Some people dislike this technique because it is done in a straight line. Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing qaza references from July All articles needing additional references Articles containing Japanese-language text.

This page was last edited on 23 Aprilat Retrieved from ” https: However, it is seen when used as a quick response against multiple attackers. If the names of techniques are decided by the presence of irimi entering then shomen ate, aigamae ate, etc. 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. Retrieved from ” https: 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 provides both shoulders as points which Nariyama can grab to pull the attacker down.

Contact is made smoothly before strong hip and body power is applied for the throw. Randori no Kata Junanahon Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. 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.


Atemi can be delivered by any part of the body to any part of the opponent’s body.

Atemi-waza: A distinguishing characteristic

July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Traditional Japanese martial arts the ancestors of judojujutsuand aikido do not commonly practice atemi, since they were supposed to be used on the qaza against armoured opponents. Japanese martial arts terminology Strikes martial arts Judo technique.

Note also that though translated as a “strike”, this technique is not a punch. This page was last edited on 10 Mayat However, the attacker shields himself with his own left hand, frustrating Gyaku-gamae Ate. 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 ate,i bay while performing the technique against the head. The purpose of jujutsu was to disarm the opponent and use their own weapon against atemu.

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

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