Class began with a review of Yoko Aruki, integrating uke and tsuki gata into the movement. From here we moved onto Tsuki, working on striking while moving forward and backward, and use of the tanden in the movement. After this we reviewed the Shinken Gata Taihenjutsu forms, working on the positioning, power generation, alignment and timing of each, as well as keeping zanshin at the end.
In the next section of the class we went over the basic concepts of Battōjutsu, working on the initial precepts, before working on drawing vertically, laterally and horizontally with the body movement powering the draw. After this we went over four battōjutsu forms as solo practice, working on the finer details of each.
Lastly we did a review of kenjutsu fundamentals, working on the etiquette, grip, kamae, cutting and blocking, focusing on the ashi and te sabaki of each movement, as well as kamae and structure in each.
“Do not over-focus on the sword when using it. Taijutsu is all around you; use it.” – Hatsumi Sensei
Kukishin Ryū Bikenjutsu, Bujinkan Battōjutsu & Swordwork Fundamentals
September 5th – 7th, Dundrum, Dublin
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