Karate Block – Age-Uke (or Rising Block)
This section examines Karate’s Age-Uke or “Rising Block”. The videos below provide instructions on how to perform the Age-Uke block or Karate rising block. In other martial arts (i.e. Taekwondo), this block is known as a high block.
An Age-Uke block or rising block is used to block or deflect attacks from high angles (i.e. a club swinging downward towards a martial artist’s head). Karate blocks are used in self-defense, Karate katas, Karate kihon, etc.
For more blocking information and videos, visit Black Belt Wiki’s main Karate Blocks section.
Instructional Video for the Age-Uke Block
Instructions For Basic Blocks Including Age-Uke (0:30 In Video)