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Class: Kukishin Dakentaijtusu Kata: “Hosetsu” + Tanto

October 1, 2007

Class: Saturday 29th Sept

We studied Hosetsu from the Shoden level and played with some of the ideas in it. We concentrated on the gedan uk negashi and the kicking from uke’s point of view.  The  jumonji dori aspect of it led us to lots of places to take uke’s balance and then we added daisho and saw how the sword/scabbard could be used.

By request we looked at techniques against dagger stabs and slashes and found it mostly required us to control the space uke has rather than uke directly. We used the natural flinch response a lot here.

– Ali Martinez

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