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Uchi-ude-uke (inside-forearm-block): This block follows an opposite path to Soto-ude-uke. This block travels from the inside in an outward direction. Like the other blocks, timing the return arm with the blocking arm is important, and rotation of the forearm is vital. This too is a middle level block, perfect for defending against a middle level attack.

Uchi Uke Preparation



Stage 1: Preparation.





Uchi Uke



Stage 2: Preparing hand points, the blocking arm begins to travel from your body outward.





Uchi Uke



Stage 3: Both arms continue to follow their course.





Uchi Uke




Stage 4: Returning arm reaches its destination at the hip, blocking arm finishes moving outward. Forearm rotation is used like in the other blocks.