Class began with a recap of Kote Gaeshi and Saka Otoshi, examining using tai sabaki to drive the strikes, while keeping a secure position. After this we moved onto Harai Waza and Soto Waza, looking at the kotsu behind the strikes and keeping the proper flow between strikes. After this we moved onto Kochōgaeshi and Sayugyaku, looking at use of ashi sabaki to play with the distancing, and the roll of kihaku.
Following this we moved onto the second and third kata from the Gokui Gata, Kikusui and Kanchō. First we examined the sequence of strikes, driving the transitions with the tanden, working to constantly keep Aite on the defensive before overcoming their defence. After this we moved onto Kasumi Gake and Ude Gake from the Jōjutsu section, looking at establishing and breaking the hyōshi in Kasumi Gake, and the timing and angles of Ude Gake.
Finally we concluded with a review of Kihon Happō, looking at common errors in structure and distance, and some keypoints in their execution.
“Correct repetition of things must be handed down, and done so cautiously. To accomplish this a role of direct transmission is required.” – Hatsumi Sensei
Kukishin Ryū Bikenjutsu, Bujinkan Battōjutsu & Swordwork Fundamentals
September 5th – 7th, Dundrum, Dublin
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