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Block - Uke waza
Blocking techniques are practiced first because one who cannot block cannot strike however one who can strike cannot necessarily block! Blocks come in many different forms from fast, strong, slow (or timed), tense, masculine and even feminine! Just remember “Block, Strike, Kick”. Blocks should be practiced with closed hands unless or until specified.... full article
The word "Saifa" means "destroy and tear". Saifa is of Chinese origin, brought back to Okinawa in the late 1800's by Kanryo Higaonna. Saifa is the first of the eight "Kaishu" or open handed Kata in the curriculum of Gojuryu Karatedo.