Shinto Muso Ryu Jo Jutsu 神道夢想流杖術

Charts of Basic Techniques, Forms and Kata of Related Weapons

 

Kihon 基本

The Kihon are 12 basic techniques derived from Kata by Shimizu Sensei for the purpose of teaching form and technique and to simplify learning Kata. Note that all techniques can and should be performed from the right and left side.

Technique

Japanese

Furigana

Meaning

Notes

Honte Uchi

本手打

ほんてうち

Basic position

Strike with hand in basic position

Gyakute Uchi

逆手打

ぎゃくてうち

Reverse hand position

Strike with hand in reverse position

Hiki Otoshi Uchi

引落打

ひきおとしうち

Pull, drop, strike

Draw back and strike; Use this strike for Uchikomi practice

Kaeshi Tsuki

返突

かえしつき

Reverse, thrust

Reverse the jo and thrust

Gyakute Tsuki

逆手突

ぎゃくてつき

Opposite, hand, thrust

Overhead thrust, then strike

Maki Otoshi

巻落

まきおとし

Roll, drop

Block sword strike, then sweep down

Kuri Tsuke

繰付

くりつけ

Reel (spin), pin

Guide jo and pin next to body (basically, a body trap)

Kuri Hanashi

繰放

くりはなし

Reel (spin), release

Guide and release

Tai Atari

体当

たいあたり

Body, hit

Bodycheck

Tsuki Hazushi Uchi

突外打

つきはずしうち

Thrust, outer, position

Deflect a thrust, strike, and prepare to advance

Dobarai Uchi

胴払打

どうばらいうち

Torso, dispose, position

Block a cut to the hip and strike the sword

Tai Hazushi Uchi

体外打

(右・左)

たいはずしうち

Body, evade, position (right, left)

To evade a cut with the body and strike

 

Omote 表

Omote are the first set of 12 Kata that students learn after mastering the Kihon. Omote Kata focus on correct posture, appearance, and technique. 

Technique

Japanese

Furigana

Meaning

Notes

Tachi Otoshi

太刀落

たちおとし

Long sword, drop

Making the sword drop

Tsuba Wari

鍔割

つばわり

Sword-guard, break

To break the sword-guard

Tsuki Zue

着杖

つきづえ

Arrive, stick

Stick hits (reaches) the target

Hissage

引提

ひっさげ

Pull, take along

Shidachi first appears to be unarmed, then reveals the stick but the opponent cannot determine its length thereby confusing Ma-ai. First time that the Short Sword is used.

Sakan

左貫

さかん

Left, penetrate

Penetration (pierce) from the left

Ukan

右貫

うかん

Right, penetrate

Penetration (pierce) from the right

Kasumi

かすみ

Haze (mist)

Attempt to see through the haze, or block the rays from your eyes.

Mono Mi

物見

ものみ

Thing, see

“The vision of things.” Turn your back to the opponent to avoid the cut, then turn and strike

Kasa no Shita

笠之下

かさのした

Umbrella, beneath

“Beneath the umbrella.” Start the kata by “clearing the area” with the stick.

Ichi Rei

一禮

いちれい

One, point

Start in a crouched (Iaigoshi) position.

Neya no Uchi

寝屋之内

なやのうち

Sleep, stall (room), inside

Inside the sleeping room. Start in Seiza. (In reality the stick would strike the top of the opponent`s forefoot.)

Hosomichi

細道

ほそみち

Narrow path

The line of the kata (Enbusen) is straight as if walking along a narrow street.

 

Chudan 中段

Chudan is a set of 12 kata for intermediate students.  Movement intensity and speed are necessary. 

Technique

Japanese

Furigana

Meaning

Notes

Ichi Riki

一刀

いちりき

Single, cut

Ambidextrous

Oshi Zume

押詰

おしづめ

Push, stop (check)

First “Sen-no-sen” technique.

Midare Dome

乱留

みだれどめ

Disorder (confusion), stop

To stop disorder.  1st time Ichiriki kamae, which is deceptive and ambidextrous, is used in kata.

Ushiro Zue

(Mae, Ushiro)

後杖

(前、後)

うちろづえ

(ぜん、ご)

Rear, stick (front, rear)

1st time Shidachi is attacked from the rear

Tai Sha

待車

たいしゃ

Waiting, vehicle

“Traveling stick” – Kuritsuke on both sides.

Ken Gome

間込

けんごめ

Entrapped between

Both short and long swords are used.

Kikkake

切縣

きっかけ

Cut, chance (or opportunity)

“Kneeling stick”.  Go around opponent and stab kidneys.

Shin Shin

真進

しんしん

Truth, progress (advance forward)

“Stabbing stick”

Rai Uchi

雷打

らいうち

Thunderstrike

 

Yoko Giri Dome

横切留

よこぎりどめ

Horizontal, cut, stop

“From Dark to Light”. Shidachi takes kamae first.

Harai Dome

払留

はらいどめ

Dispose (get rid of), stop

“Son of Ran-ai.”

Sei Gan

清眼

せいがん

Pure, eye

Koroshi waza”.

 

Ran Ai  乱合

Ran-Ai, literally meaning “Disorder to harmony”, is taught to intermediate students.  These Kata using both the long and short sword are a synthesis of Omote and Chudan techniques.

Technique               

Japanese

Furigana

Meaning

Notes

O Dachi

大太刀

おおだち

Large, long sword

 

Ko Dachi

小太刀

こだち

Small, long sword

 

 

Kage  

The purpose of Kage is to train the mind. The names of the 12 techniques are the same as Omote. 

Technique

Japanese

Furigana

Meaning

Notes

Tachi Otoshi

太刀落

たいおとし

Long sword, drop

Making the sword drop

Tsuba Wari

鍔割

つばわり

Sword-guard, break

To break the sword-guard

Tsuki Zue

着杖

つきづえ

Arrive, stick

Stick hits (reaches) the target

Hissage

引提

ひっさげ

Pull, take along

Shidachi first appears to be unarmed, then reveals the stick but the opponent cannot determine its length thereby confusing Ma-ai.

Sakan

左貫

さかん

Left, penetrate

Penetration (pierce) from the left

Ukan

右貫

うかん

Right, penetrate

Penetration (pierce) from the right

Kasumi

かすみ

Haze (mist)

Attempt to see through the haze, or block the rays from your eyes.

Monomi

物見

ものみ

Thing, see

“The vision of things.” Turn your back to the opponent to avoid the cut, then turn and strike

Kasa no Shita

笠之下

かさのした

Umbrella, beneath

“Beneath the umbrella.” Start the kata by “clearing the area” with the stick.

Ichi Rei

(Mae, Ushiro)

一禮

(前、後)

いちれい

(まえ、うしろ)

One, point

Start in a crouched (Iaigoshi) position.

Neya no Uchi

(Mae, Ushiro)

寝屋之内

(前、後)

ねやのうち

(まえ、うしろ)

Sleep, stall (room), inside

Inside the sleeping room. Start in Seiza. (In reality the stick would strike the top of the opponent`s forefoot.)

Hoso Michi

細道

ほそみち

Narrow path

The line of the kata (Enbusen) is straight as if walking along a narrow street.

 

Sami Dare  五月雨Sometimes called Satuski Ame

Samidare, also called “Satsuki Ame”, is comprised of six kata.  Whereas Kage are the basics of training the mind, Samidare is considered the intermediate level of training the mind.

Technique

Japanese

Furigana

Meaning

Notes

Ichimonji

一文字

いちもんじ

In a straight line

 

Jumoni

十文字

じゅうもんじ

In the shape of a cross

 

Nitoko Dachi Otoshi

二刀小太刀落

にとうこだちおとし

Two swords, small long sword, drop

 

Mi Jin – Omote

微塵

みじん

Nothing but a speck, on the outside

 

Mi Jin - Ura

微塵裏

みじん

Nothing but a speck, rear

 

Gan Tsubushi

眼潰

がんつぶし

Eye, defeat

 

 

Gohon No Midare 五本の乱

These techniques were created by Shimizu Takaji, the 25th Master, and are the synthesis of Omote, Chudan, Kage and Ran-Ai. Therefore, this set of 5 kata are not taught by those of Otofuji`s lineage in Kyushu.

Technique

Japanese

Furigana

Meaning

Notes

Tachi Otoshi no Midare

太刀落の乱

たちおとしのみだれ

Sword, drop, upset confuse)

 

Sakan no Midare

左貫の乱

さかんのみだれ

Left, strike through, upset (confuse)

 

Kengome no Midare

間込の乱

けんごめのみだれ

The space between, upset (confuse)

 

Kasumi no Midare

霞の乱

かすみのみだれ

Kasumi, upset (confuse)

 

Shamen no Midare

斜面の乱

しゃめんのみだれ

Diagonal (Strike the temple), upset (confuse)

 

 

Okuden 奥段 (Sometimes called Shiaikuchi 試合口)

Okuden is an advanced set of 12 Kata.

Technique

Japanese

Furigana

Meaning

Notes

Sen Gachi

先勝

せんがち

Future, win

 

Hiki Sute

引捨

ひきすて

Pull, throw away (discard)

 

Ko Te Garami

小手がらみ

こてがらみ

Small, hand,

 

Jitte

十手

じって

Ten, hand

 

Uchi Wake

打分

うちわけ

Strike, divide

 

Sui Getsu

水月

すいげつ

Water, moon

The Solar Plexus

Sa Yu Dome

左右留

さゆうどめ

Left, right, stop

 

Ko Te Dome

小手留

こてどめ

Small, hand, stop

 

Tsuki Dashi

着出

つきだし

Push out

 

Uchi Tsuke

打付け

うちつけ

Knock (hit)

 

Mi Kaeri

身替

みかえり

Body, change

 

A Un

阿吽

あうん

Divine Trinity

 

 

Gokui  極意

These five kata are “secret forms” taught only to those who are Menkyo Kaiden.

Technique

Japanese

Furigana

Meaning

Notes

Yamiuchi

闇打

やまうち

Darkness, strike

 

Yumemakura

夢枕

ゆめまくら

Dream, pillow

 

Murakumo

村雲

むらくも

Village, cloud

 

Inazuma

稲妻

いなずま

Lightening

 

Dobo

導母

どうぼ

Guide, mother

 

 

Matsumura no Jo  松村の杖 

There are 25 “antique” Jo kata, and were derived from Bo Jutsu.  These kata were used for public demonstrations of Jodo; however, they are not a standard part of the Shinto Muso Ryu training curriculum, and are known by only a few people today.

Technique

Japanese

Furigana

Notes

Kengachi

 

けんがち

Push the sword back

Mikaeri no Shodan

見返りの初段

みかえりのしょだん

On the retreat. Defensive kata.

Mikaeri no Nidan

見返りの二段

みかえりのにだん

On the retreat. Defensive kata.

Mikaeri no Sandan

見返りの三段

みかえりのさんだん

On the retreat. Defensive kata.

Tachitome

太刀止め

たちとめ

Aggressive. Shidachi strikes first.

Sumidake

 

すみだけ

Against 2 opponents

Satsumage

 

さつまげ

Opponent closes in for a close-courter fight. Strike with fist, similar to Taiatari.

Hotobi

 

ほとび

Start with jo on the floor, most techniques done in kneeling position.

Uchirenkan Sho

 

うちれんかんしょう

Simple kata done in a straight line with strikes to head, shoulders, feet.

Uchirenkan Dai

 

うちれんかんだい

Simple kata done in a straight line with strikes to head, shoulders, feet.

Kurogami no Kodachi Tsubushi

 

くろがみのこだちつぶし

Performed against opponent armed with short sword.

Kurogami no Kodachi Tsubushi Nidan

 

くろがみのこだちつぶしにだん

Performed against opponent armed with short sword

Ushiro Mai

 

うしろまい

Blocks and counters. No attacks.

Kakan

 

かかん

Short Kata. Starts with a prayer.

Satokurakomi

 

さとうくらこみ

Similar to ‘Kasa no shita’  Sometimes called ‘Yayoi no Jo’

Kuragami Zen

 

くらがみぜん

In a dark place

Kuragami Go

 

くらがみご

In a dark place

Yukigomo

 

ゆきごも

Done with Jo in Left hand

Shukenkakugai

 

しゅけんかくがい

Very Long Jo kata. Many turns and blocks

Matsukaze

 

まつかぜ

Pine Wind – Has foot sweeps

Metsubushi

 

めつぶし

Very short – strike to the eyes

Hibadoshiku

 

ひばどしく

Has different moves according to the old Japanese calendar.

Mugai Sho

 

むがいしょ

Done one Handed

Mugai Dai

 

むがいだい

Done One handed

Jin

 

じん

Like ‘Hosomichi

 

Kasumi Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu  神道流剣術

Students of Jodo learn 12 Kata of sword fighting.

Technique: Long Sword

大太刀八通

 

Japanese

 

Furigana

 

Meaning

 

Notes

Ai Sun

合寸

あいすん

Unite/harmony, Near/a bit

 

Gyaku Ai Sun

逆合寸

ぎゃくあいすん

Opposite, harmony, near

 

Ju

じゅ

Eagle (わし)

 

Chi barai

乳払

ちばらい

Milk, brush aside/dispose of

 

Sarin

左輪

さりん

Left, slice/cut in a circle

 

Nito Ai

二刀合

にとうあい

Two, Sword, Unite/Harmony

 

Uke Kaeshi

受返

うけかえし

Defense, Reverse

 

Suri Komi

摺込

すりこみ

Ground/Surface, Crowd

Bring down (strike) to the ground

Technique: Short Sword

     小太刀四通

 

Japanese

 

Furigana

 

Meaning

 

Notes

In Chu

咽中

いんちゅう

Throat, Center

 

Uke Nagashi

受流

うけながし

Parry

 

Tsuki Dashi

突出

つきだし

Lunge

 

Mi Uke Dome

三受止

みうけどめ

Three, Defense, Stop/halt

Ward off

 

Uchida-Ryu Tanjo Jutsu 内田流短杖術

Students of Jodo learn 12 kata of the short stick, Tanjo.  The Tanjo is also part of the Taiho Jutsu curriculum.

Technique:

Japanese

Furigana

Meaning

Notes

Kote Uchi Hidari

小手打ち(左)

こてうち(ひだり)

Forearm, left

Strike the forearm, left

Kote Uchi Migi

小手打ち(右)

こてうち(みぎ)

Forearm, right

             “, right

Sutemi

捨身

すてみ

Discard, body

At the risk of one`s life, in desperation

Kuritsuke

繰付

くりつけ

Reel (spin), pin

Body trap

Ushirozue

後杖

うしろづえ

Rear, stick

 

Suigetsu Hidari

水月(左)

すいげつ(ひだり)

Solar plexus

Strike the solar plexus, left

Suigetsu Migi

水月(右)

すいげつ(みぎ)

Solar plexus

                    “, right

Shamen Hidari

斜面(左)

しゃめん(ひだり)

Diagonal

Strike the temple, left

Shamen Migi

斜面(右)

しゃめん(みぎ)

Diagonal

                   “, right

Kobushiku Daki

拳砕

こぶしくだき

Fist, crush

 

Irimi

入身

いりみ

Enter, body

 

Suneku Daki

脛砕

すねくだき

Shin (tibia), crush

 

 

Isshin Ryu Kusarigama Jutsu 一心流鎖鎌術

Students of Jodo learn 12 Kata of the sickle and chain, Kusarigama. 

Technique:

Japanese

Furigana

Meaning

Notes

Ishiki

居敷

いしき

Presence, cover over

 

Soemi

添身

そえみ

Add/attach, body

 

Hagaeshi

羽返

はがえし

Feather, reverse

 

Mugan

無眼

むがん

Without, sight

Blinded

Jumonji

十文字

じゅうもんじ

Criss-cross

 

Furikomi Ichimonji

振込一文字

ふりこみいちもんじ

Transfer, in a straight line

 

Furikomi Jumonji

振込十文字

ふりこみじゅうもんじ

Transfer, cross-cross

 

Isononami

磯之浪

いそのなみ

Shore, waste/squander

 

Maki Otoshi

巻落

まきおとし

Roll, drop

To block in a downward sweeping movement

Mitokoro Zume

三所詰

みところづめ

3, Parts, Stop (plug,block)

 

Uki Fune

浮船

うきふね

Float, boat

 

Sode Garami

袖搦

そでがらみ

Arm sleeve, arrest/tie up

 

 

Ikkaku Ryu Jutte Jutsu  一角流十手術

 

Students of Jodo learn 12 Kata of the truncheon, Jutte. 

Technique:

Japanese

Furigana

Meaning

Notes

Uken

右剣

うけん

Right, Sword

 

Saken

左剣

さけん

Left, Sword

 

Zanken

残剣

ざんけん

Remainder/Leftover, Sword

 

Ke Age

蹴上

けあげ

Rise up

 

Ichi Ran Ken

一乱剣

いちらんけん

One, Disorder/Confusion, Sword

 

Irimi

入身

いりみ

Enter, Body

 

Ippu

一風

いっぷう

Single (1), Wind

 

Me Ate

目当

めあて

Eye, Hit

 

Uto

右刀

うとう

Right, Sword

 

Gorin

五輪

ごりん

Five, Rings

 

Issei

一声

いっせい

One Voice

 

Kasumi

(口伝)

かすみ (くちづて)

Haze/Mist (by oral instruction, word of mouth)

 

 

Ittatsu Ryu Hojo Jutsu

 

Shindo Muso Ryu is the only school of martial arts in which Hojo Jutsu is taught.  Hojo Jutsu is part of the SMR curriculum and is not taught independently anymore. The current headmaster is Kaminoda Sensei in Tokyo.  Ties are separated into 3 classes: Gedan, Chudan, Jodan which simply divides them in the order that they are taught.

Technique

Japanese

Furigana

Meaning

Notes

Gedan

Ichimonji Haya Nawa

 

 

 

 

Hagai Tsuke Haya Nawa

 

 

 

 

Hitoe Hishi Nawa

 

 

 

 

Shin Hagai Tsuke Nawa

 

 

 

 

Ya Hazu Nawa

 

 

 

 

Sumi Chigai Nawa

 

 

 

 

Shin Tambo Nawa

 

 

 

 

Happo Karami Nawa

 

 

 

 

Yagusa Hishi Nawa

 

 

 

 

Chudan

Hishi Haya Nawa

 

 

 

 

Hishi Nawa

 

 

 

 

Jumonji Nawa

 

 

 

 

Bajo Hagai Tsuke Nawa

 

 

 

 

Tambo Nawa

 

 

 

 

Shin Futae Hishi Nawa

 

 

 

 

Shin Kiko Nawa

 

 

 

 

Yagura Hishi Nawa

 

 

 

 

Jodan

Jumonji Haya Nawa

 

 

 

 

Jumonji Nawa

 

 

 

 

Futae Hishi Nawa

 

 

 

 

Kiko Nawa

 

 

 

 

Age Maki Nawa

 

 

 

 

Shin Hagai Tsuke Nawa

 

 

 

 

Munawari Hitoe Hishi Nawa

 

 

 

 

Kiri Nawa

 

 

 

 

Undocumented Ties

Hikakure Juji Nawa

 

 

 

 

Mori No Naka Nawa

 

 

 

 

 

Note: There is a system of escapes for all of these ties called Murai Hasumi Kakagoshi.

 

 

Kendo Renmei Seitei Jodo 剣道連盟制定杖道

These twelve Kata, developed by Shimizu Sensei by request from the Kendo Federation, were selected from SMR Kata, modified slightly from their original form for safety, and are practiced by Kendo, Aikido and Iaido students.

Technique

Japanese

Furigana

Meaning

Notes

Tsuki Zue

着杖

つきづえ

Arrive, stick

Stick hits (reaches) the target

Suigetsu

水月

すいげつ

Water, moon

Thrust to the opponent`s solar plexus

Hissage

引提

ひっさげ

Pull, take along

Lower (or drop). Long sword is used.

Shamen

斜面

しゃめん

Diagonal

Strike the opponent`s temple

Sakan

左貫

さかん

Left, penetrate

Penetration (pierce) from the left

Monomi

物見

ものみ

Thing, see

The vision of things.

Kasumi

かすみ

Haze (mist)

See through the haze.

Tachiotoshi

太刀落

たちおとし

Sword, drop

Making the sword drop

Rai Uchi

雷打

らいうち

Thunder strike

 

Sei Gan

清眼

せいがん

Pure, eye

 

Midaredome

乱留

みだれどめ

Disorder (confusion), stop

To stop disorder

Ran Ai

乱合

らんあい

Disorder (confusion, harmony

Disorder to harmony