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Houraku

Hōraku (崩落) “Cave-In” Tori is in hira (shizen) no kamae. Uke is behind tori holding a shoto. Uke thrusts into the back of the tori. Shift offline to the left to evade strike, lifting right arm to evade tsuki. Hug uke’s arm to trap it, and strike down onto uke’s hand...

Korai

Korai (虎落) “Tiger Fall” Tori begins in hidari ichimonji no kamae. Uke begins in Daijodan no kamae with shoto in right hand. Uke performs kesa giri. Step back with left foot offline at 45 degrees and catch uke’s right wrist with your right hand. The uke will respond by...

Housen

Hōsen (蜂先) “Bee Tip” Tori begins in hidari ichimonji no kamae. Uke begins in Daijodan no kamae with shoto in right hand. Uke performs kiri sage. Fall offline back 45 degrees to the left stepping back with left foot – dodging the kiri. Uke responds by preparing...

Kou

Kō (橰) “Well Bucket” Tori begins in hidari ichimonji no kamae. Uke begins in Daijodan no kamae with shoto in right hand. Sono Ichi Uke performs kesa giri. Step slightly offline outside to the left with left foot and lightly catch uke’s right hand with your right hand....

Shien

Shien (獅猿) “Lion Monkey” Tori is in hira (shizen) no kamae. Uke is behind tori holding a shoto. Uke thrusts into the back of the tori. Shift offline to the left to evade strike, lifting right arm to evade tsuki. Lightly cover uke’s right wrist with right hand. The uke...