Atemi-waza (当て身技): Striking techniques. Although taught within kata (型 or 形) and sometimes used within informal randori (乱取), striking techniques are. Atemi-waza: A distinguishing characteristic. by Brett Denison, Head instructor Mizukan Dojo. Atemi means “strike,” and waza means “art or technique,” so. ATEMI WAZA (Striking Techniques ). SHOMEN ATE – The “Forward Strike.” So called because the defender steps diagonally forward and offline, and then.

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As Tori finishes the technique and makes the throw, note that he too ends up in a right-foot-forward stance.

This page was last edited on 10 Mayat In the video, the attacker is in a right-foot-forward stance. Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references Articles containing Japanese-language text. This article needs additional citations for verification. Atemi can be complete techniques in and of themselves, but are also often used to waaz break an opponent’s balance see kuzushi or resolve.

The development of ateml techniques arises from the evolution of the Japanese martial arts, in particular jujutsu. This is based on the principles of ‘ryoku hi’ and ‘shikoro dori’, the 3rd and 11th techniques of Kodokan Judo’s ‘koshiki no kata’. Atemi can be delivered by any part of the body to any part of the opponent’s body. Views Read Edit View history.

Articles needing additional references from April All articles needing additional references. He is then thrown backwards. Notice that Tori slides forwards and to his own left as he avoids the stab.


There is no hard impact, torsos are brought together smoothly before power is applied. To avoid being struck, one must avoid the knife via correct tai sabaki.

Tori first slides left to avoid the blow.

Judo atemi waza

He grabs the attacker’s arm and first attempts to do Gyaku-gamae Ate see above with his left hand. This technique is named objectively from the relative positions of the two people at the time of the attack, the stances, etc.

Even if the blow does not land, the opponent can be distracted, and may instinctively contort their body e. They can be percussive or use “soft” power. Karate is a typical martial art focusing on percussive atemi. Some people dislike this technique because it is done in a straight line.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Performed by Nariyama Shihan, 8th Dan. So, Tori goes low, sliding under both of the attacker’s upraised arms, and throwing the attacker.

Judo atemi waza – Wikipedia

In irimi nage, the whole arm is used on uke’s body pushing his chin upwards to throw him. Traditional Japanese martial arts the ancestors of judojujutsuand aikido do not commonly practice atemi, since they were supposed to be used on the battlefield against armoured opponents.

In doing the technique, Tori first side steps the stab, and then uses his left arm to throw uke, while his right keeps the weapon at bay. The location of nerve and pressure points, such as might be used for certain acupressure methods, also often informs the qtemi of targets for atemi see kyusho. However, the attacker shields himself with his own left hand, frustrating Gyaku-gamae Ate.


List of judo techniques. However, it is seen when used as a quick response against multiple attackers. This page was last edited on 23 Atemlat As such, strikes to the body were limited as the intended victim would have been wearing extensive body armour.

This provides both atemo as points which Nariyama can grab to pull the attacker down. Some strikes against vital parts of the body can kill or incapacitate the opponent: However, in later styles of jujutsu from Edo-period Japan empty-handed strikes to the body became more common as full-scale military engagement began to decline.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. When judo further developed as a sports discipline, these techniques were excluded from its competition repertoire, which limits itself mainly to throws nage waza and holds katame waza: Pressure is momentarily applied downward through the attacker’s back to lock his legs.

However, aigamae ate is much faster.