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Ushiro Dori

Ushiro Dori (後捕) “Rear Capture” The uke is in daijodan with katana behind tori. Tori is facing forward. Uke performs kara take wari. Step back and slightly offline to the left such that the kote of the uke makes contact with your right shoulder. Take the uke’s hands...

Shizume Dori

Shizume Dori (沈捕) “Precipitating Capture” Uke is in daijodan with katana. Uke performs kara take wari. Step back with left foot to dodge the first cut. Uke performs tsuki. Step back with right turning 90 degrees clockwise pivoting on your left foot. At this moment,...

Kenja Dori

Kenja Dori (拳者捕) “Fist Person Capture” Uke is in daijodan with katana. Uke performs kara take wari. Step forward 45 degrees with left, and bring left arm up. Strike down into uke right nagare with left ura shuto. Step slightly with right and perform right fudoken into...

Ichimonji

Ichimonji (一文字) “Straight Line” Uke is in daijodan with katana. Uke performs kara take wari. Perform zenpo tobi with left foot forward and hips low, landing slightly to the left of tsuba. Your left hand will act as a cover/shield. Perform fudoken to suigetsu/en and...

Tsuka Otoshi

Tsuka Otoshi (柄落) “Handle Drop” Uke is in daijodan with katana. Uke performs kara take wari. Perform zenpo tobi with left foot forward and kneeling on right, landing slightly to the left of tsuba. Take the uke kote with both hands while standing up, turn clockwise and...