SHUTO UKE, often referred to as 'knife hand block' is a very versatile technique. In this video, a practical application from a clinch will be explored. The rear arm (hikite) is used to trap the attacker's arm while the front limb is used to strike the attacker twice. This is an example of what Motobu Choki called 'Meotode' or 'Husband and Wife Hands'. The hikite in shuto uke is often incorrectly thought of as a means to generate power or to protect the solar plexus. This line of thinking is false as the hikite has many practical applications and such claims in recent Facebook discussions prompted me to throw this drill together. It's simple in nature but I think the dirt incorporated later in the video is important.