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

This is the same as ‘koho irimi nage’. The purpose of jujutsu was to disarm the opponent and use their own weapon against them.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. He is then thrown backwards. 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.

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. Randori no Kata Junanahon Articles needing additional references from April All articles needing additional references. In irimi nage, the whole arm is used on uke’s body pushing his chin upwards to throw him.


This is the predominant usage of atemi in aikido.

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As such, strikes to the body were limited as the intended victim would have been wearing extensive body armour. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources. Some people dislike this technique because it is done in a straight line. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. One pushes against and does not attemi the head. 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 applying pressure to the attacker’s arm, he uses it as a lever with which to rotate the attacker’s entire upper torso. Performed by Nariyama Shihan, 8th Dan.

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. Transcriptions Revised Hepburn atemk. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Atemi Waza

The development of atemi techniques arises from the evolution aemi the Japanese martial arts, in particular jujutsu. To avoid being struck, one must avoid the knife via correct tai sabaki. If the names of techniques are decided by the presence of irimi entering then shomen ate, aigamae ate, etc. Japanese martial arts terminology Strikes martial arts.

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 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.

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: Note also that though translated as a “strike”, this technique is not a punch.


This provides both shoulders as points which Nariyama can grab to pull the attacker down. This article needs additional citations for verification. This technique is named objectively from the relative positions of the two people at the time of the attack, the stances, etc.

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

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. This page was last edited on 10 Mayat Atemi can be delivered by any part of the body to any part of the opponent’s body. As Tori finishes the technique and makes the throw, note that he too ends up in a right-foot-forward stance.

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