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Welcome to Sandoval Freestyle Karate’s Blog, where you can find information on martial arts and self-defense. Plus we regularly publish information about events and special offers, such as Karate Camp, birthday parties, and martial arts seminars. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact us! Thanks for stopping by, we hope to see you again soon. Oh, and if you’re looking for martial arts lessons in the East Valley, please select from our schools, Tempe/Chandler or Gilbert, to learn more.

Jodan Age-Uke

An upward or rising block used to deflect an attack to the upper part of the body. It can also receive an incoming attack and sweep it overhead while still keeping contact with the attacker’s instrument (arm, leg, or weapon).

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Ikken Hissatsu

A term derived from traditional karate that literally means “to annihilate at one blow”. In karate, this is deemed to be the pursuit of landing a single strike that ends the contest. It is one of the most advanced techniques in karate and takes many years of practice and immense skill to perfect. Few karateka ever reach this level.

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Heiko Dachi

This is known as the “natural stance” in a kata where a karateka’s feet are approximately shoulder width apart and the other edges of their feet are parallel.

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