Atemi-waza in Judo
Atemi is constructed of the words ate, which means strike or blow, and mi, which means body. Thus atemi-waza are techniques with wich you strike the body. They are commonly referred as strikes or blows to the body’s vital points, but does not necessarily have to be directed to them.
Atemi-waza is only practised in Kata, and is included in Kime no Kata, Kodokan Goshin-jutsu, Ju no Kata (although in a very slow manner), and Zeiryoku-zenyo kokumin-taiiku.
The atemi-waza of Judo is said to have been drawn from Tenjin Shinyo-ryu.
Atemi-waza with your arm
Atemi with your elbow:
Atemi with the outside of your hand:
Atemi with your fist:
|Naname-ate||Front crossing blow|
Atemi with your fingertip(s):
|Ryogan-tsuki||Strike to both eyes|
Atemi-waza with your leg
Atemi with your heel:
Atemi with the ball of your foot:
|Naname-geri||Front crossing kick|
|Taka-geri||High front kick|
Atemi with your knee:
|Mae-ate||Front kick with knee|