Junzuki Step forward punch - turn - head block
Gyakuzuki Step reverse punch - turn - low block
Junzuki No Tsukomi Step forward lunge punch to the head - long stance
Gyakuzuki No Tsukomi Step reverse lunge punch in low to the body - wide stance
Kette Junzuki Front kick forward punch
Kette Gyakuzuki Front kick reverse punch
Kette Junzuki No Tsukomi Front kick forward lunge punch to the head - long stance
Kette Gyakuzuki No Tsukomi Front kick reverse lunge punch in low to the body - wide stances
Maegeri Front kick
Surikomi Maegeri One step front kick
Mawashigeri Chudan Roundhouse kick body height
Surikomi Mawashigeri Chudan One step roundhouse kick body height
Mawashigeri Jodan Roundhouse kick head height
Surikomi Mawashigeri Jodan One step roundhouse kick head height
Sokuto Chudan Side kick body height
Surikomi Sokuto Chudan One step side kick body height
Sokuto Jodan Side kick head height
Surikomi Sokuto Jodan One step side kick head height
Ushirogeri Chudan Back kick body height
Ushiro Mawashigeri Jodan Reverse roundhouse kick head height
Surikomi Ushiro Mawashigeri Jodan One step reverse roundhouse kick head height
Tobikomizuki Slide body straight forward punch to the head
Nagashizuki Slide body straight forward then twist body punch to the head
Wado-Ryu Karate is characterized by its unique blend of striking, grappling, and evasion techniques. Here are some basic techniques commonly practiced in Wado-Ryu:
Zenkutsu-dachi (Front Stance): A forward-facing stance with the majority of body weight distributed
to the front leg, providing stability and power for strikes.
Shiko-dachi (Sumo Stance): A wide, low stance resembling the stance of a sumo wrestler, used for balance, mobility, and generating power.
Sanchin-dachi (Hourglass Stance): A short, deep stance with the feet shoulder-width apart and turned inward, emphasizing stability and rootedness.
Kokutsu-dachi (Back Stance): A backward-facing stance with most of the body weight distributed to the back leg, providing stability and allowing for quick retreats or defensive maneuvers.
Oi-zuki (Front Punch): A straight punch delivered with the lead hand, typically aimed at the
opponent's midsection or face.
Gyaku-zuki (Reverse Punch): A straight punch delivered with the rear hand, often used as a follow-up to Oi-zuki or in combination with other techniques.
Uraken-uchi (Backfist Strike): A striking technique using the back of the fist, executed with a whipping motion and targeting the opponent's face or temple.
Mae-geri (Front Kick): A front kick delivered with the ball of the foot or the instep, aimed at the opponent's midsection or lower body.
Age-uke (Rising Block): A upward-blocking technique used to defend against overhead strikes or
grabs, executed with the forearm or the elbow.
Soto-uke (Outside Block): A outward-blocking technique used to defend against strikes or kicks coming from the outside, executed with the forearm or the outer edge of the hand.
Uchi-uke (Inside Block): A inward-blocking technique used to defend against strikes or kicks coming from the inside, executed with the forearm or the inner edge of the hand.
Gedan-barai (Downward Block): A downward-blocking technique used to defend against low kicks or strikes, executed with the forearm or the outer edge of the hand.
Osoto-gari (Major Outer Reaping): A throwing technique involving a sweeping motion to trip the
opponent's leg and throw them off balance.
Kote-gaeshi (Wrist Twist): A joint-locking technique targeting the opponent's wrist, often used to control or immobilize the opponent.
Ude-hishigi-juji-gatame (Cross Armlock): A joint-locking technique targeting the opponent's arm, applying pressure to the elbow joint to force a submission or restrain the opponent.
Tai-sabaki (Body Movement): A concept emphasizing fluid and agile movement to evade attacks, change
angles, and create openings for counterattacks.
Suri-ashi (Sliding Step): A technique involving smooth, gliding footwork to maintain balance and control while moving forward, backward, or laterally. These are just a few examples of the basic techniques practiced in Wado-Ryu Karate. Mastery of these techniques, along with diligent practice and refinement, forms the foundation of a practitioner's skill and understanding in the art of Wado-Ryu.