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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...

Ujaku

Ujaku (烏鵲) “Magpie” Both uke and tori begin in hidari ichimonji no kamae. Uke performs migi jodan tsuki. Step offline with left  foot and perform uke nagashi with right hand striking uke’s right hoshi – immediately grab uke’s right sleeve at elbow. Uke performs right...

Seitou

Seitō (鯖倒) “Mackerel Topple” Both uke and tori begin in hidari Ichimonji no Kamae. Uke performs right tsuki. Move offline to the right and receive with left uke nagashi to hoshi. The uke then performs a right sokuyakuken. Pull left leg back and perform right fudoken...

Dashin

Dashin (拏振) “Shake and Pull” Tori is in hidari Ichimonji no Kamae. Uke is in migi Seigan no Kamae holding a shoto. The uke performs a tsuki to suigetsu. Pivot on the left foot to the left and lightly catch uke kote with left hand. Perform right shuto onto top of the...

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...