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Keri

Keri (蹴) “Kick” Keri or kicks are the method of applying Sokuyaku and Sokugyaku ken. There are four cardinal directions for kicks: Zenpo (前方)”Forward”: The knee is brought to the chest and the leg extended forward. Sometimes referred to as a...

Tsuki

Tsuki (突き) “Thrust” The term tsuki is can be used for any attack when thrusting or lunging. In terms of Dakentaijutsu, it is usually for punching or attacking with the arms. There are two broad types of tsuki: Oitsuki (追突き) “Chase/Lunge...

Uke

Uke (受) “Receive” Uke or receives in this context are methods for block and/or deflecting attacks. Within our art, there are three types of uke: Uke (受) “Receive”: this is a standard block. The radial muscle in the forearm (or...

Shuto

Shuto (手刃) “Hand Blade” Shuto is the method of using a Kitenken to strike. As the name suggests, you are using your hand in a cutting motion to strike. The overall movement mirrors the technique of using a bladed weapon to slice. There are two types of...

Takanomae

Takanomae (鷹の前) “Hawk’s Front” Takanomae is a description of a fundamental taihenjutsu (“body changing skill”) movement within the art. It is not an official term (it is used in particular by Someya Sensei), but is useful in learning...