Above: Shuto Uke (knife hand block) can be both a strike and a lock
Above: Don't always assume you and the opponent are facing each other as this choke shows
Above: Positions like Gedan Barai (lower parry) need not be a block, they can also correspond to a throw and Juji Uke (X Block) can also be a lock
Stances are sometimes long because they are part of a throw
Even a simple Osae Uke (pressing block) like this Teisho movement that usually comes before a Nukite (spearhand) can be a lock
Above: Techniques like chokes must be precise
A technique like the opening move to the kata "Bassai Dai" is not immediately obvious as a neck crank.
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