Hanbō, Tsukigake, Shishi Geki, Kaitsetsu Gata & Roppō

Bujinkan Ireland
高松先生と初見先生 – 一心相伝

Training began with teppan nage and bō-shurikenjutsu, followed by a review of the kamae and strikes done with the hanbō, focusing on the tai sabaki and power generation. After this we moved onto the kata, first Uchi Waza, looking at the use of angles and distancing, and Nagare Dori, looking at the mechanics of the gyaku waza. After reviewing basic cutting and thrusting we reviewed Tsukigake and Sayugyaku, focusing on the different targets for thrusting and power generation for cutting. We then moved onto Shishi Geki, looking at the ma-ai and hyōshi of the tsuki, and kotsu of the cut.

After a quick water break, we moved onto Hichō Kaku and Hitotsukiaihō, working though the te sabaki of the cutting and bulgeoning strikes of the spearman, as well as the ashi sabaki and te sabaki of the uke gata of the swordsman. Finally we reviewed the Jōjutsu kata Roppō, looking at using the hips to generation power as the Aite and fluidly moving for strike to strike, as well as the Uke Gata and ma-ai used by the tori.

“It doesn’t matter if it is jō, yari, naginata, or sword- you cannot use weapons unless you understand the principle of Taijutsu that underlies them.”  – Hatsumi Sensei

****Luke Molitor Seminar September 2014****

Kukishin Ryū Bikenjutsu, Bujinkan Battōjutsu & Swordwork Fundamentals

September 5th – 7th, Dundrum, Dublin

Email Shugyoudojo@gmail.com for more details

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