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Keri Kudaki

Keri Kudaki (蹴砕) “Kick Break” The uke performs a migi zenpo keri. Fall back to the left 45 degrees, sink low and perform daken uke into the appropriate kyusho with your right hand. You should sink low enough that the target kyusho is approximately shoulder height. The...

Henka Kudaki

Henka Kudaki (変化砕) “Variation Break” This combines the techniques of keri kudaki and ken kudaki. Sono Ichi Uke performs migi oitsuki. Fall back 45 degrees with your left foot and perform a right jodan daken uke to the appropriate kyusho. Immediately perform a right...

Te Hodoki

These are methods of escaping wrist grabs. These come from the Shoden of Asayama Ichiden Ryu Taijutsu. Tehodoki Shoden (手解初伝) “Hand Solutions Beginning Transmission” Kasumi Hodoki (霞解) “Mist Release” The uke grabs your left wrist with their right hand. Shift your...

Tai Hodoki

Tai Hodoki (体解) “Body Solutions” These are the principles for defeating, releasing and escaping body holds. Sono Ichi The uke grabs around the waist of the tori from behind. Drop your hips powerfully while bringing your elbows tight into your side. This will either...

Happo Keri

Happō Keri (八方蹴) “Eight Method Kicking” This is how to utilize a kagiken (鍵拳) “Key Fist”. This is kicking with your leg bent. You should utilize the heel to strike (except for groin kicks). The name of the kick comes from it’s resemblance  to old Japanese keys...