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Uke

Uke is the attacker. The word literally means „the receiving one“.

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Ukemi

Ukemi is the reaction of uke to a technique, especially in the sense of rolling or falling. The word literally means "receiving".

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Ura

Entry in the back of uke at the beginning of a technique.


Ushiro-ukemi

Rolling or falling backwards.


Ushiro-waza

Generic name for all attacks from behind. Uke steps into the back of tori, e.g. in order to choke him from behind.


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