Direct strike to a sensitive point (e.g. the face). It is often used to deflect uke's attention in order to hide tori's movement.
Punch or stab to the lower part of the upper body (hip, stomach); mnemonic: chudan with "u" as in "under"
Gedan-tsuki, Jodan-tsuki, Tsuki
Punch or stab to the knee (especially with the jo)
Chudan-tsuki, Jodan-tsuki, Tsuki
Punch or stab to the upper body (chest, throat, head); mnemonic: jodan with "o" as in "top"
Chudan-tsuki, Gedan-tsuki, Tsuki
Uke grabs one of tori's shoulders, more specifically the fabric of the jacket at the front of the shoulder. P>
Kata-dori-men-uchi, Katate-dori, Muna-dori, Ryokata-dori
Combined attack by grabbing shoulder with one hand and striking to the face with the other hand.
Uke grabs one of tori's wrists with one hand.
Kata-dori, Ryote-dori, Tai-no-tenkan
Diagonal downward cut with the sword, following the line of the kesa (= the front hemline of the jacket).
Strike or stab to the face or throat
Gripping the wrist/forearm with two hands
Grabbing the lapel or hem at the front of the jacket; also spelled Mune-dori.
Attack by a number of ukes at the same time. Very often, the attack is ryokata-dori, and the most common technique is kokyu-nage.
Uke grabs both shoulders of tori, more specifically the fabric of the jacket at the front of the shoulders.
Kata-dori, Ryote-dori, Ushiro-ryokata-dori
Uke grabs both of tori's wrists.
Shomen-uchi is a vertical strike to the head or forehead of tori.
Attacking unarmed tori with a knife
Punch or stab with the fist or a weapon (bokken, jo, tanto); pronounced "tski".
Atemi, Chudan-tsuki, Gedan-tsuki, Jodan-tsuki
Grabbing the collar from behind with one hand
Bear hug from behind (squeezing the chest with both arms)
Choking hold from behind where UKE's other hand fixates TORI's hand.
Grabbing both ellbows from behind
Grabbing both shoulders from behind
Uke grabs both of tori's wrists from behind. This attack is usually practised dynamically, starting from the front with contact of one hand. It is also known as ushiro-tekubi-dori.
Yokomen-uchi is a diagonal strike to the temple or neck of tori.
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