Class began with Dō Gaeshi, looking at positioning, kuzushi with shime, and transitioning ude ori to the final restraint, before adapting it to tachi waza.
After this we reviewed the first three kata of the ge ryaku no maki, before moving onto several versions of Kaisoku. First we looked at the inital sabaki and kurai to attack Aite’s arms and check their draw, before examining various iterations of osoto nage used.
For the last section of the class we reviewed the three Sayugyaku of Kiri Age, looking at varying the attacks by Aite, and executing correct judgement for use of positioning, timing and initiative in order to evade and cut successfully. Finally we concluded with a review of Gogyō No Kata, and it’s role in training overall.
“The real common sense, when fighting, is seeing with an unconventional insight” – Hatsumi Sensei