Training began with hanbōjutsu, working on the te sabaki of Hane Otoshi, before working in the ashi sabaki in the full kata, before working on using the tanden and the whole body in the strikes in Mata Gake. After this we moved onto sword kihon, working on cutting vertically, horizontally, rising diagonals and basic tsuki from Seigan no Kamae. Using these elements we moved onto Shihō Giri and Sayugyaku, working on the angle used in the initial evasion, before using proper body mechanics and structure in the strikes. This lead into Kodachi, looking at the use of angles and structure to create an opening in Aite’s attack.
After a quick break we moved onto Hiryū from the Sōjutsu Gokui Gata, working on attacking Aite on multiple levels, before weaving around Aite’s defence. This lead into Jōjutsu, working on the basic version of Kote Gaeshi, before working on some variations looking at using maki age to distort Aite’s kamae.
“The most important thing is to have compassion at every step along the martial way, and to hold a sense of due respect towards the arts themselves.” – Hatsumi Sensei
Kukishin Ryū Bikenjutsu, Bujinkan Battōjutsu & Swordwork Fundamentals
September 5th – 7th, Dundrum, Dublin
Email Shugyoudojo@gmail.com for more details
Interested in joining?
If you are interested in trying out Bujinkan martial arts, be sure to check out the beginner’s pages above and the rest of the website for more details.
To sign up to one of our beginner’s courses either:
Or use the contact form below to join our mailing list and we’ll send a reminder a week before the course.