Poughkeepsie 2016 – Gyokko-ryu Churyaku no maki

Gyokkô-ryū kosshijutsu (玉虎流骨子術) Chū-ryaku no maki (中略巻)

The theme is based on the use of the body according the kosshijutsu’s principle and conditions explains in the Chū-ryaku no maki. Through the primary techniques of this level known as Ujaku (烏鵲), Seitō (倒), Dashin (挐辰), the goal is to reach the state of mind called Fūten gōshin gasshō (風天護心合掌). This state mind requires the control and the measure of the distance in order to get closer to the enemies, attack precise and correctly the Kyusho (急所) without bad intentions or to hurt. Each step is base in the capacity to make shorter every counter, foot work, strike and understand as well the distance for use or face any weapon.

Kukishinden-ryū bōjutsu (九鬼神伝流) Sabaki-gata (捌形).

Kukishinden-ryu bōjutsu, level known as sabaki gata (捌形). This level represents all the different fighting techniques which come from the subtle understanding and direct application of basic techniques call bojutsu no kihon-gata which include kamae (構), jōdan-ukemi (上段受身), ashi-barai (足払) Shihō-bofuri-gata (四方棒振形) and men uchi gata (面打形). The techniques demonstrated are Geki-ryū (撃留), Tsuke-iri (附入) and Ryōteuchi (両手打). The common principle in the sabaki gata, is to find or resolve the problem create by the enemy by using the three important conditions of bojutsu known as Sangaku no jōken (参学之条件): tsuki-biki daiji (突引大事): the art of Tsuki and pulling back the bō; Kyūsho tataki daiji (急所叩大事): the precise and correct way to strike and thrust the Kyūsho; Tenkan (転換): capacity to change, shift, to follow, to reverse suddenly and in a subtle way in order to confuse the enemy. Each technique of bojutsu require the knowledge of kenjutsu, the art of uke kata, the distance and use of the different part of the blade in order to not damage the blade.


To see more of the seminar, visit Onmitsu Kage HERE!


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