On Oct. 5, we continued with saide omote in preparation for kuchi saide. Then, on Oct. 12, we moved onto saide ura to go over defenses and counters. We are going over these very quickly as we will see all of these sword cuts and defenses as we do more sword sets. The goal for this month is to reach kuchi saide.
Today we had a new tryout so we opted for covering a wide range of material briefly to give an overview of what we do. Much of our focus is on technique and principles as opposed to training strength or endurance. We will focus on saide the coming weeks and then do torite, trying to fit further training on oinage type throws in the warmup.
Today we went over the over-the-shoulder throws again and finished off with some kogusoku. Our plan for the next while will be to alternate between armed and unarmed sets (primarily saide and torite) while continuing to work on the over-the-shoulder throws during the warmup.
This class, we focused on over-the-shoulder throws and a few of the other kata which were a bit difficult. We will continue to work on throws of this type in this set for another week or two and then move on to saide, torite, and hopefully kogusoku over the months.
Posted on09/03/2019|Comments Off on Keiko report: August 24, 31
Attendees: Zendai, Yuchen, Victor -Basic strikes -Break falls -Komidare shuui
Started working on Komidare shuui and covered most of the kata which are not over the shoulder throws. After keiko we looked over some kata footage from Takagi-shihan’s website. It is a great resource for seeing what Takeuchi-ryu has to offer.
These two weeks we have been covering new material. The first week, we covered hanbo (kihon and the 12 kata vs sword, spear, and naginata) and did bichu kenbo the second week. At the end, we had a bit of time left over, so we did a few techniques from komidare shuui for a taste of something different.