Kata demonstrated by Shimizu Takaji (Jo) and
Kuroda Ichitaro (Tachi).
Ichimonji no kamae, step forward and to the right block the
Right foot steps
forward and Gyakuteuchi (strike the shoulder for safety).
your left hand, slide your lead hand (right) down the jo as far
as it will go. Then, reverse ends of
the jo and strike the forearm.
Step forward, crouch down and
pin Uchidach`s hands while pressing the tip of the jo into the
solar plexus. Slide the jo down the length of the sword. When the tip
touches the ground quickly stand up and holding jo down at your
Swing around and
strike Uchidachi`s right temple. Metsuki.
Change grip on jo.
(Start the same
Ma-ai is farther
apart than Sakan.
Advance in Hasso
kamae. Prepare to thrust. As you thrust turn the blade. This is
a thrust AND A CUT across the abdominal region.
Step back, raise
the tachi as if to spear Shidachi (at the same time Shidachi
Left strike to
Shidachi`s neck. Shidachi avoids the cut, and strikes your
forearm then pins your hands. You cannot go anywhere, as the jo
slides down the blade of the tachi. As soon as the jo reaches
the floor, you are free. Retreat. Gedan Kamae. Osame.