Class began with teppan nage and bōshurikenjutsu, followed by a review of Nagare Dori, then the next two Hanbō kata, Kasumi Gake and Iki Chigae. As with the previous kata we focused on correct footwork and structure, relating it back to taijutsu kihon. Following this we reviewed gyaku kesa giri from Hassō no Kamae, before practising Kiri Age and its Sayugyaku, emphasising using the whole body to cut, along with proper targeting. Following this we reviewed Jūji Ken, studying the use of ma-ai and the feeling of mutōdori.
After a quick break we moved onto the Sōjutsu kata Ittōsantō, looking at the correct tai sabaki to efficient move the spear. After this we looked at Kyūhō from the Jōjutsu kata, first practising the sequence of movements with the Jō, then the uke gata used by the aite, then various attacks open to the aite, before practising the kata at half and full speed to emphasize change in the feeling by practising at various tempos and intensities.
“…know that the most dangerous way of thinking is to pretend you know everything. If you do not know everything, it is okay. It is important to know you do not know.”-Hatsumi Sensei
Kukishin Ryū Bikenjutsu, Bujinkan Battōjutsu & Swordwork Fundamentals
September 5th – 7th, Dundrum, Dublin
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