Karate – Soto-Uke

Karate Block – Soto-Uke (or Outside Block)

This page will help you to learn Karate’s Soto-Uke or “From The Outside Block”, “Outside Block”, etc. Karate blocks are used in self-defense, Karate katas, Karate kihon, etc. This block has the arm moving from the outside to the inside.

The Soto-Uke block is very versatile and it can be used to block or strike. As a block, it can protect against a forward strike to face, a forward strike to chest, a forward strike to stomach area, a round house to head, etc. As a strike, it can target areas such as head, neck, ribs, etc.

For more blocking information and videos, visit the main Karate Blocks section.

Instructions For Basic Blocks Including Soto-Uke