Class began with shurikenjutsu, working on Jiki Dahō, Tōtoku Hyōshi, and senban nage, before keri waza, tanren, sabaki renshu, and practice of Ukemi Taihenjutsu. After a quick break we moved onto more kihon of Kukishin Ryū Bikenjutsu, looking at the ashi sabaki and kotsu of Karatakewara-giri and Jodan Uke Nagashi, before examining basic vertical draws in the Battōjutsu section.
Following on from this we reviewed two henka for Shinsen, and looked at some various kyusho used in kumiuchi. After this we moved onto the fifth kata in the Okuden section of Kotō Ryū, Konpi. In this form we examined the hyōshi, atemi, and ma-ai, before moving onto the first henka.
“If you do something and it saves your life, it was good Taijutsu. In a real fight, you aren’t worried about what’s pretty.” – Hatsumi Sensei