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Class Record: Te/tai-hodoki + gyakuwaza + Kakushi Buki

January 8, 2008

Class: Monday 08 Jan

Ninpo taijutsu deals with  escaping from engagement as opposed to last years theme of dealing with an attack directly until it’s nullified. We looked at hand and body escapes, using total body movement and natural gyaku waza. The angles involved allowed us to seek a direction to avoid further attacks and flee the scene. Blind angles were useful here.

With the semban shuriken and shuko we used the idea that low light levels allow us take on an opponent using hiden weapons. There were particular kyusho attacks throughout the class too, but as usual they wern’t relied upon and we were free to adapt as the situation allowed.

Thought provoker: Ever train by candlelight?

– Ali Martinez

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