Kokū & Tsukekomi, Sayugyaku

Bujinkan Dublin Dojo
初見先生 – 虚空

Class began with tai no tanren, working on conditioning the legs and hip joints in particular, followed by ōten and repeatedly practicing the prescribed taihenjutsu of the torite kihon gohō. From here we covered the keizu of the various schools of the Bujinkan, before reviewing Kokū, looking at the use of space, rhythm and timing in two versions of the kata.

In the kenjutsu component of the class we examined Tsukekomi and Sayugyaku, looking at the use of kihaku, mushin and zanshin in the execution of the kata.

“There are no secrets in budō; there are only lessons that we refuse to learn.” – Hatsumi Sensei