Keri Kaeshi, Settō & Kiri Sage November 28th

Class began with bōshurikenjutsu practice, exploring various distances and use of taijutsu to generate power for the throw. Following on from this we practiced two forms of keri kaeshi, before returning to Settō, both the main form and henka. Particular emphasis was placed on the various timing of each strike to fully effect the kyūsho, as well as the multiple timing’s Aite could use in their attack.

Finally we recapped Kiri Sage and its sayugyaku, this time emphasising correct use of kotsu and position instead of ‘baka chikara’, as well as the correct placement of strikes to kyūsho in the sayugyaku.

Formless, not kamaeless.