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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 –...

Chingan

Chingan (沈雁) “Wild Goose” Tori begins in Ichimonji no kamae. Uke is in Chudan no kamae. Move to Han no Hanitsu no Kamae; your body is square, with the heel of your left foot in alingment with the toes of your right, resembling a runners stance. The fingers of the...

Shunuu

Shunū (隼雄) “Falcon Excellence” 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...

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...