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Yokogiridome  横切留

Kata demonstrated by Shimizu Takaji (Jo) and Kuroda Ichitaro (Tachi).




  • Shidachi

    KEY POINT!  This is the only kata in which Shidachi takes kamae first! Why?  Because Shidachi cannot see Uchidachi but senses that someone is there.

    Take kamae (similar to Kasumi, but rotate right, with lead hand to behind the head.

    As Uchidachi advances (runs) at you, Block his cut, but striking between his eyes (same as Midare dome and Ran-ai.)

    Strike the tachi.

    Step forwards with left foot and block the cut, stabbing abdominal region.

    Hikiotoshi Kamae.

    Honte uchi (don`t move your feet!)

    Hikiotoshi Kamae.

    Chudan Kuritsuke.

    Bring left foot forwards parallel to right (Heisoku dachi), hands at each end of the jo.

    Right foot steps back, and strike (left hand leads).  Me Tsuki. Osame.



  • Uchidachi 

    Call out the name of the kata. Allow Shidachi to take kamae first.

    Take similar kamae as Shidachi. (From Hasso kamae, rotate right.)

    Take 2 slow steps forward quietly. Then advance quickly, and make a right cut to the neck.

    Shidachi blocks your cut, and strikes the tachi down. Where? Into your feet.

    Draw back into Hasso kamae. Make a left cut (which is blocked by Shidachi.)

    Step back into Hasso kamae as Shidachi strikes Honteuchi.

    Strike shomen. (Shidachi does Chudan Kuritsuke.)

    Slide back slightly, turn the blade and make a side cut (blocked by Shidachi.) Osame.



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