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Ketou

Ketō (闕倒) “Watchtower Topple” Both uke and tori begin in Hidari Ichimonji no Kamae. Uke performs right sokuyakuken. Step left with left foot and kick with instep to right leg to deflect. Uke responds by pulling their kicking leg back, and performs right tsuki to...

Yubi Kudaki

Yubi Kudaki (指砕) “Finger Break” Uke reaches with right hand and grabs tori’s collar from behind. Step back with left foot and turn hips counter-clockwise to face uke. With the right hand, reach over and grab the uke’s right pinky with your right hand and apply...

Ketsumiyaku

Ketsu Miyaku (締脈) “Tightening Pulse” Uke approaches tori from behind and performs sankakujime, barring right forearm against throat. Immediately sink hips and bring chin down and to the right to open air way. With right hand secure uke’s right elbow and drive thumb...

Koku

Kokū (虚空) “False Void” Both uke and tori begin in hidari ichimonji no kamae. Uke performs migi jodan tsuki. Fall back with your right foot and perform uke nagashi with left hand striking uke’s right hoshi. Immediately take small step with left foot to flatten body...

Renyo

Renyo (輦輿) “Palanquin” Both uke and tori begin in hidari ichimonji no kamae. Uke performs migi jodan tsuki. Fall back with your left foot and perform uke nagashi with right hand – deflecting uke’s tsuki with your wrist. Immediately take small step with right foot to...