Karate – Sukui-Uke

Karate Block – Sukui-Uke (or Scooping Block)

This page provides details for Karate‘s Sukui-Uke (Scooping Block or Scoop Block). Karate blocks are used in self-defense, Karate katas, Karate kihon, etc.

This technique is designed to block a weak kick by an opponent. At the same time, you use this block to catch (scoop or hook) the opponent’s leg in order to set up a counterattack or to knock over your opponent.

For more blocking techniques, please visit the main Karate Blocks section.

Instructional Video for Sukui-Uke