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Kakiwake uke: clearance on strangulation


Kakiwake ukeKakiwake Uke: clearance on strangulation

Kakiwake Uke is a technique that is used to perform a release on throttling with both arms, found in particular in Heian Yodan.

Decomposition of Kakiwake Uke:

The technique is quite simple, Firstwe raise our arms high enough (fists higher than the head) to face. The arms must cross each other at the wrists. If one has the right leg in front, one puts the right arm forward, and vice versa for the left arm.

In a situation of strangulation, this movement will serve us to pass our two arms between the two arms of the opponent who is facing us. Moreover, by raising their arms, they must hinder the strangulation of the opponentwho loses his grip on his neck.

Secondlyafter raising their arms, they must be lowered. In the situation the throttle, one must use this downhill movement to spread the arms of the opponent, and therefore get clear of the strangulation.

During this movement, all the body must remain straight, only the arms must be moving.

Going down the arms, we turn our wrists facing the opponent (as in the photo).

But beware ! Do not go down the arms as in the picture below. We do not go down the arms by throwing our elbows on the sides, otherwise we will not be able to get out. This error is very common, so pay attention.

Bad movement Kakiwake Uke
The vertical forearms should be held down and underarmed. In fact, as the picture below shows, the forearms must be even more than vertical since the fists must be more eccentric than the elbows (because the movement of clearance is downhill). I repeat again, never leave your elbows more than your fists!

Good realization Kakiwake Uke

Therefore, the force must be given at the outer sides of the forearms, combining this force with a downward movement of the arms.

By performing this movement, the opponent will no longer strangle since his arms will be forced to bend and move away. He will have to bend down and he will not have any more strength in the forearms to tighten your neck. Finally, the opponent is unbalanced in front of you, and without his arms to protect himself, he will be easily controlled.

Well, now I think the time to get started! It's time to go to the locker room, I'll meet you on the Tatami 🙂
But first of all, do not forget to warm up with " the ABC of warm-ups".

In the meantime, I find you on the video of Kakiwake Uke:

I hope you enjoyed the video and are now able to make a real Kakiwake Uke (without moving your elbows!).

And do not forget to give your opinion in the comments!
In your opinion, is a Kakiwake Uke effective for strangulation?

See you soon,

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  1. Hello,
    I will have to try with someone very strong. To disengage if one has the presence of mind in my opinion it is to "go to several" principle of certain movements of jujitsu.I mean by that: when you are seized with two hands, if one uses each hand against one hand, it is to the one who will be the strongest. On the other hand we can use other methods like using two hands to let go one only which defuses the opposing technique.
    I was seized to strangle several solutions among many others:
    - ninja: pretending to be dead (can be messy),
    - smoker: light his lighter under an arm (not walk if one vapotes),
    - wild: catch a finger with your hand and twist it by saying a big word,
    - hapkido: catch the left wrist with the left hand, catch the same wrist with the right hand passing from underneath, raise the right elbow over the arm with rotation of the trunk and fall on the elbow (The catch jujitsu are as easy to describe as an abstract art painting on the phone).
    - pressure: we form the fist and tighten our thumbs. We press under the ear with the tip of the thumb while twisting (there is worse as a zone but we leave the mind of Coubertin),

    In my opinion, kakiwake is opened down, starting again in nukite towards points of the faces; It is unstoppable since we are inside. But the problem is that the current training does not orient us too much in the self defense sense and that we train with a population of tertiary executives and not masons (exchange unlikely unless we contests the mastery of a building).

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