Training begun with senban nage and bō shurikenjutsu, before moving onto Hanbō Shoden, looking at Kao Kudaki and Ate Kaeshi, looking at use of ma-ai, ashi sabaki and tanden. From here we moved onto Kiri Sage and Sayugyaku, focusing on use of kotsu and kurai dori to defeat Aite’s resistance, before using whole body movement to drive the final cut. Before a quick break we looked at another iteration of Hichō No Ken, using moguri gata to change the angle of attack.
This lead into the kaisetsu sōjutsu kata, looking at the kotsu of the maki age of Hisō and the mechanics of the throw found in Tenchikaku. Finally we examined the Jō kata Hiryū, looking at the order of strikes for the Jō and their targets, and the angles and structure of uke gata of the swordsman. From here we worked in the rhythm and timing of the complete sequence, after looking at the potential counters available to the swordsman. Finally we worked in kihaku to emphasize the correct feeling of the form.
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Kukishin Ryū Bikenjutsu, Bujinkan Battōjutsu & Swordwork Fundamentals
September 5th – 7th, Dundrum, Dublin
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