Training began with practice of Hanbō furi gata, driving the weapons with the body while moving in different directions. From here we practised the first two kata of the Chūden gata, Kote Gaeshi and Saka Otoshi, looking at the ashi sabaki and ma-ai of both. After this we reviewed the final kata of the shoden, Saka Otoshi, focusing on applying the shime waza while transitioning to the gyaku nage. After this we moved onto Kasugai Dome and Sayugyaku, looking at the angling, structure and feeling of each kamae used, as well as correct footwork while moving in and through kamae.
After a short break we moved onto the last kata of the Kaisetsu Waza, Happoyaku, focusing on riding out the ineffective maki age, transitioning to tsuki, before using the kissaku to create an opening for another tsuki, all through proper use of structure. After this we moved onto Ichimonji from the Gokui Gata, focusing on using the full length of the yari, and keeping the ma-ai in various iterations of the kata. Lastly we concluded with Tsuke Iri, looking at keeping the distancing and position, along with the correct timing and rhythm of the strikes with the Jō ,and structure and ashi sabaki of the Aite’s Uke gata.
“…nobody should imagine that martial arts are somehow almighty. A man must realize that he is alone in the world, and he needs to know his level of ability as far as fighting and conflict are concerned.” – Hatsumi Sensei
Kukishin Ryū Bikenjutsu, Bujinkan Battōjutsu & Swordwork Fundamentals
September 5th – 7th, Dundrum, Dublin
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