Soto Uke Definition

What Does Soto Uke Mean?

Soto Uke

so·to u·ke

\ˈsō-ˈtō\ ˈü-kā\
noun

Definition: This is an outside block that deflects a strike across the attacker and away from the defender. Due to the angles involved in this type of block, it is best used to block strikes to the face while the inside block may be better for strikes aimed to the mid and lower body.

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