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




  • Shidachi

    (Shidachi is crouching under the porch of a house.)


    Start in crouch position lightly resting the tip of the jo on ground to the left across your body.  As Uchidachi advances and starts to draw the tachi, quickly stand up and strike.


    Follow up with Gyakuteuchi.


    Block the strike with tip of jo pressed into Uchidachi`s abdominal region.


    Strike forearm. Taihazushiuchi. Osame.



  • Uchidachi

    Advance with tachi in saya (scabbard.)

    Shidachi strikes your forearm. Quickly draw the tachi and block Shidachi`s strike (both hands on tachi - blade facing behind.)

    Right cut yoko. Jodan kamae.

    Cut shomen. Shidachi blocks.

    Jodan kamae. Chudan kamae.

    Shidachi strikes tachi. Osame.

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