Kata demonstrated by Shimizu Takaji (Jo) and
Kuroda Ichitaro (Tachi).
Take kamae (right
foot steps back, raise jo and "try to see through the mist").
As Uchidachi enters
ma-ai, bring feet together in heisoku dachi, lower the jo and
take Gyakute no kamae.
Gyakute uchi. Me
Slide back into
Hikiotoshi kamae. Tai atari.
Kuritsuke. Thrust. Hikiotoshi uchi. Me tsuki. Osame.
From Chudan kamae,
advance in Hasso kamae. From Jodan kamae, lower the tachi to
chudan kamae AT THE SAME TIME Shidachi takes kamae.
Recover, Jodan kamae and strike. (Shidachi does Tai atari). Take
a few SMALL steps back. Hasso kamae.
Strike from Jodan
kamae (this time Shidachi does Kuritsuke.) Step back to get out
of the "trap" turning slightly towards Shidachi. Step back (but
NOT TOO FAR!) as Shidachi thrusts. Step back again as Shidachi