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Class Record: Ura Nami Kata + Ten Chi Kata + Iaijutsu

June 8, 2007

Thursday June 8th

 Exploring some ideas found in the Chuden level of Kukishinden Dakentaijutsu, we looked at various strikes to the face as well as some ways to avoid/counter the kick. Gyaku waza of various types came into play too.

It had been a while since we practiced our Iaijutsu so last night was probably the first time for many. We looked at wearing the sword, drawing vertically and obliquely, the distance, zanshin, and in particular how the curvature of the metal blade has its own properties that you just don’t get out of fukuro shinai.

– Ali Martinez 

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