Blocking techniques are important in karate and are among the karate basics. Remember always to aim for the pressure points and nerve focal centers of your opponent's face and body and legs. These are his "weaker spots". Continue with various counter strokes until your opponent surrenders.
Low Right Counter Attack
Your opponent attacks with his left hand low. You parry with your right hand and slash down and counterattack with your arm or elbow tip to his nose.
1-2 Counter Attack
Your opponent attempts a combination attack with a 1-2 of high left and low right strokes. You counter with an upward slash with your left hand and a low slash with the right hand. Then you counterattack with a good swift kick to your opponent's shin or a powerful slam on his foot.
High Left Rebound
Your assailant sends a high blow to the left side of your face. You parry with the outer edge of your left hand and counter with a knuckle jab to his adam's apple or stomach.
Knee Kick Counter Attack
Your competitor sends a swift knee kick toward your groin. You defend yourself with the palm of your left hand. You protect your vital area and push the knee across your body. Then you counter with a move behind your opponent. Grab his ear or hair and Yank downward. Then give him a swift kick into the back of his knee.
Foot Kick Counter Attack
Your combatant tries to kick you with his foot. You defend by raising your leg up and kicking forward, thereby deflecting his kick. You counter attack with combinations of knife hand slashes to the face and knuckle jabs to the groin.
Hand Crush Rebound
This is one of the karate basics. Your rival squeezes your hand hard. You dig into his hand with center knuckle and follow through by twist his thumb back or slashing at his body.
Double Hand Counter Attack
Your opponent tries to overpower you by grabbing both of your hands. You counter attack by kicking into his legs with the side of your shoe and bringing up both your hands, forcing your opponent's thumbs back.
Poking Counter Attack
Your attacker wants to poke you in the chest while driving home a point. You can cure him of his bad habit by grabbing his hand in both of yours and squeezing to your chest; then step back with one foot and bend over to force your opponent's hand back at the wrist. This is extremely painful to him.
Pushing Counter Attack
Your opponent likes to push his way around, especially your chest. How to handle him? Clamp both hands on his hand and squeeze to your chest. Then step back with one foot and lower your body. Then bring up your knee quickly and smash it into your opponent's face. This undeniably will cure Mr. Pusher of his nasty habit.
One Hand Counter Attack
Your opponent grabs one of your hands with both of his. You defend yourself by kicking into his knee or thigh with the edge of your foot. This will distract him. Make a fist with your hand hand and wallop him on the chin.
Back of Head Counter Attack
Your antagonist sneaks up behind you. Gets arm lock around your neck. You defend with knuckle jabs and stabs to his ribs. At the same time kick with your legs and side of knee. Loosen his grip and pull head away. Counter attack by pulling his hair and striking other pressure points.
Waist Squeeze Attack
Your opponent grabs you around the waist. You defend by smashing your head back into appetite's mouth & nose. For good measure, kick back with foot to your assailant's shin. Hand slash at his side and also twist your body to force your elbow under his jaw. Then apply other body weapons.
Arms Pinned Rebound
Your opponent comes up from behind and pins your arms and body. Quickly you counter by snapping your head back, smashing his nose and mouth. Bring hands together and push elbows up and dig them into his body.
Master the karate basics. Learn how to block and retaliate and you will never come off second best.