Training began with ashi sabaki tanren and Gogyō practice, before moving onto shurikenjutsu, keri waza and atemi no tanren. An indepth examination of the kotsu of Ganseki Nage followed Oten practice. Following this we recapped Hida , before moving onto Hisaku from the Kotō Ryū Chūden. After examining the points of the dō-jime and ashi kansetsu waza, we also examined some henka.
Following this we revised Happō Giri and its two Sayugyaku, focusing on the cutting mechanics and posture, before moving onto the main version of Tsuki no Wa.
“Always observe your opponent carefully. You need to use the first seconds of every encounter to evaluate the length of their blade, the length of their arms, etc.” – Hatsumi Sensei