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




  • Shidachi

    Walk forward (left, right, left). Strike (honte) the sword hilt to the ground.


    Taihazushiuchi (in one fluid motion) striking the forearm.


    Kaeshitsuki. Honteuchi.




    Note: The Embusen is a STRAIGHT line. (Embusen: "line of the kata")



  • Uchidachi

    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.

    Shidachi strikes the hilt, 

    Draw the tachi. Strike Shomen.

    Jodan kamae. (Shidachi thrusts.)  Gedan. Kamae. (Shidachi strikes.)


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