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Fuumo

Fūmo (風盂) “Big Wind” Tori begins in Ichimonji no kamae. Uke is in Chudan no kamae. The uke performs tsuki. Step forward 45 degrees with left foot sinking hips deep. With right hand, press index and right finger just underneath the tsuba – with a finger on each side –...

Shunsoku

Shunsoku (隼足) “Falcon Feet” Tori begins in hidari Ichimonji no kamae. Uke is in migi bobi no kamae with a katana. As the uke begins to draw the katana, step in deep with left foot and stop the draw with your left palm on the butt of the handle. The uke will respond by...

Ichigeki

Ichigeki (一撃) “One Blow” Tori is in hidari Ichimonji no kamae. Uke is in Bobi no Kamae with katana. The uke draws the katana. If necessary leap slightly back to avoid being cut. The uke then raise the katana into Daijodan no Kamae, stepping back with right foot. In...

Kaisoku

Kaisoku (魁足) “Superior Feet” Tori is in hidari Ichimonji no kamae. Uke is in Daijodan no kamae. The uke cuts down. Step to the left to avoid cut, and perform right sokuyakuken into uke hands to make them drop the katana. The uke will immediately reach to draw his...

Kouryaku

Kōryaku (掬掠) “Scoop Up and Throw Over” Tori begins in hidari Ichimonji no kamae. Uke is in Daijodan no kamae. The uke cuts down. Pivot on your left foot counterclockwise 90 degrees, covering the uke hands with you left. Twist your hips counterclockwise and reach with...