Class Record: Ichimonji no kata henka + bojutsu

July 10, 2007

Class: Monday July 9th

We looked at some ideas from ichimonji no kata messing with timing and distance to throw off the attacker even if a few punches came. There were some strikes and locks in here that allowed us to enter uke’s space and put them in a position where they could be thrown with little effort.

With the bo we fended off the initial cut of a sword using half-step footwork to get us off line but keep the bo there. We could strike the sword and wrists and uses the on-line position of the bo, as well as its length to thrust easily at uke.

Thought provoker: What did we do with the bo that we did earlier without it?

– Ali Martinez


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