Training drill (Advanced) – Circles By Emily Jackman and Simon Larsen This more advanced shiai exercise is another one from Yamaguchi-sensei; it’s not complicated but it does require good timing and footwork to do successfully. The shuugisha takes the initiative to enter from tomaai using suriashi - as they cross ma-ai the motodachi, who does not move in, attempts... Continue Reading →

Wearing Bogu

Many people have small variations in how they do this – this is how I do it. Start with your bogu neatly placed in front of you. Have the all the Himo (strings) tucked in tidily. When placing the Tare in front of the Do loosely tie the Himo in a basic knot behind the... Continue Reading →

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