Class Record: Ashi dori + moguri waza + syllabus

March 26, 2008

Class: Tuesday 25th March

Did some taijutsu that had elements of Koto Ryu and Kukishin Ryu in it… essentially attacking the center line so as to take balance and allow entry in to trap the foot in various ways. It could be seen that this technique would work well in armour. Use of decending movement – moguri – also helps.

For syllabus work the seniors looked at free Kyoketsu Shoge Waza with just the blade. We discussed the feeling needed with using this weapon, the lack of formal techniques or kata and applied it to some tonso gata from Togakure Ryu.

Thought provoker: What’s your kyoketsu loop rate now? Have you tried your other hand, different angles etc.

– Ali Martinez


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