Köln 2016 -SFR - Chi no Kata Ikken Hassō


 There are two major points that are covered in the  seminar:

The first point covers the beginning of techniques of the section called Chi no kata (地の型).  Ten no kata includes the the aspect of shinden fudō-ryū's art of striking named Ikken hassō (一拳八相). The main point here, like always, is to try to practice and utilize the form, the flow, the precision of each  details  as correctly as possible as it presented in the densho (伝書). Then gradually start to emphasize the application of the various strikes  of the Ikken hassō.

Naginata jutsu, using the five kamae, naka-seigan, seigan, hassō, hira-ichimonji and yoko-ichimonji as direct techniques that including the main gokui (極意) kobō ichi-jō (攻防自在), "attack and defend freely". In the different techniques, the importance is to measure and pounderate the different aspects of ma-tsumi (間積み), ma-ai (間合)chōshi (調子) and yomi (読). In all those aspect, it is important to cultivate and polish the rightness of the form, the correctness of the angle and alignment, the sharpness and precision of each kamae and strike.