Kata demonstrated by Shimizu Takaji (Jo) and
Kuroda Ichitaro (Tachi).
Walk forward (left,
right, left). Strike (honte) the sword hilt to the ground.
one fluid motion) striking the forearm.
Note: The Embusen is a
STRAIGHT line. (Embusen: "line of
You are walking
along a narrow path. As Shidachi approaches there is not enough
room for both of you to pass by. Step to the side, with your
hand on the hilt lower it out of the way.
Draw the tachi.
Jodan kamae. (Shidachi
thrusts.) Gedan. Kamae. (Shidachi