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Introduction


Samidare (五月雨), sometimes pronounced "Satsuki Ame", is a set of 6 Kata taught to advanced students emphasizing training the mind. Kuroda Sensei always referred to this set of kata as Satsuki no Ame. In Japanese, both names mean the same: Spring rains, or more literally May rains. Samidare is the Chinese pronunciation, while Satsuki Ame is the Japanese pronunciation of the same Kanji characters.

 

 形 Kata
一文字 Ichimonji
十文字 Jumonji
二刀小刀落 Nitoko Dachi Otoshi
微塵 Mijin (Omote)
微塵裏 Mjin Ura
眼潰 Gan Tsubushi
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