Glossary

Basic strikes Omote [J]: Direct thrust forward at opponents uwadou. In this strike there’s no impediment to the attacker thrusting in a straight line forward to meet the target. When practicing, the motodachi will usually open their left out slightly to clear the path for the attacker. First command to attacker is usually tsuki; onaji... Continue Reading →

Training advanced: Receiving Katotsu

Most of the elements in "Receiving Chokutotsu" apply here: The tiny step and receving of the strike The correct distance Posture while receiving The new things to focus on are how to draw the strike out of the student and how to make the opening correctly. To draw the strike create the opening by raising... Continue Reading →

Training advanced: Receiving Ura

Receiving Dattotsu: Most of the elements in Receiving Chokutotsu apply here: The tiny step and receiving of the strike The correct distance Posture while receiving   For dattotsu the motodachi has two extra tricky bits to focus on as well as all of those points. Firstly the motodachi wants the strike to be straight. The striker... Continue Reading →

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