The following are some of the Uke-Waza (Receiving Techniques) found in Okinawan Goju Ryu:

Japanese Pronunciation Explanation
受け Uke The Uke is often portrayed as a defensive move, however, in Okinawan Goju Ryu there is no purely defensive movement. Every uke-waza contains a counter-offensive element,either by opening up the opponent’s defenses, unbalancing him, suppressing him, or a blocking action which is simultaneously a counter-striking motion. Hence, uke-waza is never executed in a static position, and it is usually carried out in conjunction with body movement. It should be noted that because of the offensive element within uke-waza, it is often executed when one is moving forwards rather than backwards.
払い Barai A general term denoting any sweeping action which is used both in offense and defense.
流し受け Nagashi-Uke A general term used to describe all intercepting motion which channels the line of attack off its intended tangent.
引き受け Hiki-Uke A general term used to describe an intercepting motion which pulls or draws the attacker in further than he intends, thereby off-balancing him.
上段揚受け Jodan-Age-Uke A face-level interception. In Goju-Ryu, this movement utilizes the twisting action of the forearm to counter-attack the attacker’s limb, or to apply Nagashi-Uke or Hiki-Uke on the attacker. It is important to understand muchimi-te when performing this action.
横受け Yoko Uke In Kihon-waza, it is a mid-level horizontal block from the inside outwards. In Goju-Ryu, this movement is meant to suppress the opponent’s limbs and may include elements of Hiki-Uke or Nagashi-Uke. It is important to understand muchimi-te when performing this action.
内横受け Uchi Yoko Uke Inner Horizontal interception,moving one’s forearms across the front of one’s body, beginning from an outside position and moving it inwards across one’s front. It is often done as a Nagashi-Uke.
下段払い Gedan Barai Lower-level parry, the forearm makes a whip-like movement starting from a higher position and moving towards the lower position in an arc whose trajectory covers one’s entire upper body. This movement implies a parry of the opponent’s attack coupled with a lower hammer-fist strike at the opponent’s body or limbs.
掛受け Kake Uke In Kihon Waza, it is an open-handed circular interception of an incoming attack which incorporates elements of Hiki-Uke. It is important to understand muchimi-te when performing this action.
押え受け Osae Uke It is a downward suppressing interception usually using one’s forearm and/or palm. This action should deflect the opponent’s attack while opening up the opponent’s defenses, making him vulnerable to a counter-attack.
肘受け hiji uke Intercepting an attack with one’s elbow.
掬受け Sukui Uke A deflecting action upwards with one’s palm facing up. It often includes a restraining or arresting action on the attacker’s limb which disrupts the opponent’s posture or stability.
膝受け Hiza Uke Deflecting an attack with one’s knee.
弧拳受け Koken Uke Deflecting an attack with one’s wrist joint.
背刀受け Haito Uke Intercepting an incoming attack with the inner ridge of one’s hand (the side where the thumb is located.)
繰り受け Kuri Uke Deflecting an attack with a downward movement of one’s elbow.
虎口 Tora Guchi Also known as Mawashi Uke or the roundhouse block, it is a circular two arm block with many possible defensive and counter-attacking applications
铁槌受け tettsui Uke Using the Hammer-fist striking motion to deflect an incoming attack.
落とし受け Otoshi Uke An interception using the downward momentum generated when one lowers his body posture.
交叉受け Kosa-uke An intercepting action achieved by crossing one’s forearms, usually trapping the attacker’s limb between the two arms and setting him up for a counter-attack.
下段内払い Gedan Uchi Barai Lower-level inner parry across one’s own body with the inner part of one’s forearm.
回し受け Mawashi-Uke Also known as “Tora-guchi”.
脛受け Sune Uke Intercepting an attack with one’s shin.
手刀受け Shuto uke Blocking an attack with the Shuto or Knife-hand cutting action. It can be sometimes be construed as a knife-hand strike aimed at the attacking limb of one’s opponent.
掌底受け Shotei-Uke Parrying with the base of one’s palm.