In lesson seven, Sensei Jon demonstrates how to perform a vertical open hand block (Tate Shuto Uke.) This technique is used to parry an attack such as a straight punch. Tate Shuto Uke works by diverting the attack into the void using very little strength. In this lesson you will learn the fundamentals that make Tate Shuto Uke.
• Practice with feet shoulder width apart
• Keep your shoulders relaxed
• Keep your back straight
• Ensure when the hands are open fingers are together