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Blocks

TRAINING » Blocks

In all these techniques, partners follow a set series of moves with one as the attacker and one as the defender. The object of the blocking techniques (three step sparring) is to teach focus and distance allowing the student to aim and control their moves more effectively. The Ohyo Gumite techniques were developed as techniques to be used in competition, whereas the Kihon Gumite are designed to illustrate the basic principles of Wado Ryu Karate and as such can be much more challenging than the blocks and Ohyo's. Along with kata these blocks make up the majority of the examination material for the more senior gradings.