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Hamasubi

Hamusubi (刃結) “Blade Knot” Both uke and tori are in Shizentai no Kamae. Uke pulls left foot back and attempts to draw. Step in deep with right and using the right palm stop the tsuka to stall the draw. Step in with the left foot, and reach over with left hand and...

Sukashi Dori

Sukashi Dori (透捕) “Penetrating Capture” Uke is in Daijodan no Kamae. Tori is in Shizentai no Kamae. Uke performs kara take wari. Leap back and to the left to avoid the cut. The uke performs hidari dou giri. Move back to dodge the cut. The uke moves to Daijodan no...

Kake Otoshi

Kake Otoshi (掛落) “Hanging Drop” Uke is in Daijodan no Kamae. Tori is in Shizentai no Kamae. Uke performs kara take wari. Move straight in dropping hips, and stop the uke’s arms mid cut, with your left hand on uke’s left hand and your right hand at uke’s left elbow....

Kote Dome

Kote Dome (小手止) “Wrist Stop” Uke is in Daijodan no Kamae. Tori is in Shizentai no Kamae. Uke performs kara take wari. Move in forward slightly left avoiding the cut. Reach over the uke’s arm and take uke’s left hand with your left, and the uke’s right hand with your...

Oto

Oto (横刀) “Side Blade” Both uke and tori are in Shizentai no Kamae. Uke pulls left foot back and attempts to draw. Step in deep with right and using the right hand stop the uke’s kote to stall the draw. Drop the hips to take the tsuka downward. The uke retreats. Follow...