Receiving Chokutotsu

We went through the basics of Omote. Now a bit more detail on the motodachi side of things. The Motodachi sets the tone of the exercise. Pay special attention to the footwork used by the motodachi. As the strike lands a tiny step backwards is taken and the upper body receives the impact. The concept... Continue Reading →

Ura / Dattotsu/ Hazusetsuke / Uwadou

Dattotsu, Ura, Hazuse tsuke, Uwadou all end up meaning about the same thing but have different contexts. Dattotsu (evading thrust): Usually used for the name of an exercise e.g. Dattotsu San Bon (3 times) Ura (reverse side): Usually used when describing the path to the target and is in the context of what the receiver... Continue Reading →

A journey in Jukendo – Klara – Days 23-25

13-08-2017 Sunday - day off. Time flies! Today we went to Kyoto to enjoy some more of Japan. We’ve hiked to the top of the Inari mountain, fending off numerous spiders and other deadly creatures instead of other tourists by choosing the least populated and definitely the most adventurous and picturesque path with numerous forgotten... Continue Reading →

Chokutotsu / Omote / Tsuke / Uwadou

Chokutotsu, Omote, Tsuke, Uwadou all end up meaning about the same thing but have different contexts. Chokutotsu (direct thrust): Usually used for the name of an exercise e.g. Chokutotsu San Bon (3 times) Omote (and Ura) describes the relative positions of the two mokuju when striking. Omote means the strikers mokuju is in front of... Continue Reading →

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