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Juji Uke

One Minute Bunkai: Juji uke (X block) has many bunkai (applications), this example shows a defense against a straight punch to the face. The evasion is a simple body shifting to the side (Tai Sabaki) and the actions of the hands are going directly into the trapping motion. There really is no blocking in this technique. The overhand strike into the arm must be done in perfect timing with the catching-trapping hand from below.

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