Class began with Shurikenjutsu and Teppan Nage, followed by an introduction to the Kihon of Hanbō, including kamae and tsuki. The first two kata, Katate Uchi and Tsuki Otoshi were then drilled looking at the use of position and kamae in both in order to avoid the kodachi/tantō. After this we moved onto the basic cutting and thrusting of Kukishin Ryū, before examining the basic version of Tsukekomi and its Sayugyaku, along with its associated Uke Gata.
After a quick water break we reviewed the kodachi kata Hichō no Ken, looking at forming the penultimate position and targeting the tsuki to the correct point, while forming a guard. For the Sōjutsu part of the class, we alternated practising the sequence of Aite and Tori’s movement together in the kata Kanpō and Shihō Waza, before integrating them, looking at the strategy behind both roles. Finally we concluded with Jōjutsu, looking at Jūmonji, examining the correct use of kotsu in the strikes and blocks, along with the correct use of ma-ai and kihaku.
“If you can only do Taijutsu, but cannot use weapons, you do not truly understand anything. Taijutsu represents the first third of what there is. Using weapons as a natural part of your Taijutsu represents the second third…” – Hatsumi Sensei
****Luke Molitor Seminar September 2014****
Kukishin Ryū Bikenjutsu, Bujinkan Battōjutsu & Swordwork Fundamentals
September 5th – 7th, Dundrum, Dublin
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