Learn Karate's Gedan-Barai (or Downward Block)

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Learn Karate's Gedan-Barai (or Downward Block)

This section examines Karate's Gedan-Barai (Downward Block or Low Block). The video below provides instruction for a Karate downward block.

Karate blocks are used in self-defense, Karate katas, Karate kihon, etc. For example, this entry-level technique is used in the kihon kata known as Shotokan Taikyoku Shodan.

For more blocking information and videos, visit the main Karate Blocks section.

Video on Basic Karate Blocks including Gedan-Barai

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