Poughkeepsie 01/16 - Chū-ryaku no maki
Theme of the seminar:
Gyokkô-ryū kosshijutsu (玉虎流骨子術)
Chū-ryaku no maki (中略巻)
Kukishinden-ryū bōjutsu (九鬼神伝流)
The theme is base 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 call Fūtengōshingasshō (風天護心合掌). This state mind request 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 intention or to hurt. Each step are 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-ryu bōjutsu, level known as sabaki gata(捌形)This level represent all the different fighting techniques which come from the subtle understanding and direct application of basic techniques call bojutsunokihon-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 Ryōte (両手打). The common principle in the sabaki gata, it's to find or resolve the problem create by the enemy by using the three important conditions of bojutsu known as Sangakunojōken (参学之条件): tsuki-bikidaiji (突引大事): the art of Tsuki and pulling back the bō, Kyūsho tatakidaiji (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 techniques of bojutsu require the knowledge of kenjutsu, the art of ukekata, the distance and use of the different part of the blade in order to not damage the blade.