8 Nov 2017: kata, kihon waza keiko ho, kihon drills, ji-geiko

Begay sensei, Josh, Perry, Kai, Michael @ North Domingo Baca Center

  1. kata & keiko ho
    nihon no kendo kata (Josh & Michael)
    bokuto ni yoru kendo kihon waza keiko ho (Perry & Kai)
  2. kirikaeshi
    men, men, dou, dou // men, men, dou dou, men
  3. kihon uchi (3 each)
    large – men, kote, kote-men
    small – men, kote, kote-men
  4. yakusoku geiko (3 each)
    men, kote-men, men, kote-men
  5. ji-geiko

– for seme step, come to a complete stop, not a run-in
– do not stoop in when striking kote in kote-men
– for ai-kote-men, more of a bounce from kote before men


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1 Nov 2017: kihon enbu

Josh, Perry, Caroline, Andrea, Michael @ North Domingo Baca Center

Begay sensei, a Honorary Consul General of Japan, guiding a group of Japanese VIPs around, so couldn’t make keiko today.

Thanks to Josh, sandan (recently from Boston Kyokai), for leading the enbu today. We started with ashisabaki, which led into kukan datotsu, and then followed by kihon uchi and nidan and sandan wazas in bogu. Here are some details for later reference.

Second half of the practice was oji waza, and then yaku soku keiko, and then aiuchi practice.

  1. ashisabaki
    1. okuri ashi, forward & backwards; slow, medium, fast, faster
    2. five steps forward, side all the way, five steps, side all the way, all the way to the other side.
  2. kukan datotsu
    1. shomen
    2. kote men
    3. men uchi w/ fumikomi (one stop)
    4. shomen uchi while running through
    5. men to the middle, and continuous men to the end
    6. sandan waza (kote, men, dou)
    7. continuous men on each step
    8. men uchi with lunge
  3. kihon uchi, mawari geiko (NOTE on reiho: sankyo only on the first time and then subsequently just standing rei)
    1. kirikaeshi
      1. one cut at a time, slow
      2. regular kirikaeshi
      3. breathin just once on first tsuba zeriai and then once through w/ one long exhale
    2. kihon uchi (NOTE on drill: motodachi should not step back or move forward, but just stay put and simply turn around; 4 cuts each)
      1. men
      2. kote
      3. kote men (motodachi should try to move the shinai from left to right for big kote men, and ideally also for small kote men if possible)
      4. tsuki for yudansha
      5. seme – uchi – small men
      6. kote – zanshin
      7. kote-men – * try to keep center (hit tsuba dome rather)
      8. kote-dou
    3. yakusoku geiko
    4. jigeiko / aiuchi – men

Note: Andrea Kayser (nidan) visiting from Taos, NM.

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