Torite Kihon Gohō, Hajutsu Kyūhō, Kokū, Happō Giri & Sayugyaku

Ninpo Dublin
高松先生と初見先生 – 直伝

Class began with Torite Kihon Gohō, working on Tori’s form, then Aite’s ukemi and then undoing Aite’s ability to take effective ukemi. From here we moved onto the striking forms of Hajutsu Kyūhō, working verious iterations of keri kudaki and ken kudaki, before tying this information into Kokū.

While looking at Kokū we looked at proper attacking form for Aite, as well as the positioning and distancing of Tori, structure of each strike and timing of each movement to effectively demolish Aite.

For the kenjutsu segment we worked on the basic footwork of Happō Giri and Sayugyaku, before applying the third Sayugyaku pre-emptively to Aite, chasing down the opponent with each subsequent cut.

“When doing practice, fully appreciate the true meaning of the names of the techniques in the course of studying them deeply.This is not limited to Gyokko Ryū, it extends to all the Ryūha.” – Hatsumi Sensei

「稽古をするとき、技の名の真理を十分に理解しながら修行することである。これは玉虎流に限らず、すべての流派に通ずるものである。」- 初見先生

There is no class this Thursday (30th July) in lieu of the seminar with Luke Molitor on Gyokko Ryū Hiden (Sword, etc.) & Bujinkan Ryūha Newaza 31st July – 2nd August in Dundrum, Dublin.