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ohawkins
12-25-2008, 11:36 PM
Hello All,
I need clarity on Chiba Sensei's bokken kata. I came across and link (http://kihon.aikido.org.hu/kata/chiba_8k.html) describing the kata which coincides with kata on his video titled "Aikido Technical Guidelines" Has this kata changed?, if so where can I get the updated info or video footage.

Thanks,

Orpheus

James Edwards
12-27-2008, 05:20 AM
Hello All,
I need clarity on Chiba Sensei's bokken kata. I came across and link (http://kihon.aikido.org.hu/kata/chiba_8k.html) describing the kata which coincides with kata on his video titled "Aikido Technical Guidelines" Has this kata changed?, if so where can I get the updated info or video footage.

Thanks,

Orpheus

Hey there,

looks like you're referring to Chiba sensei's 8 bokken suburi. I had a read through the link and it sounds like what we were taught. I've never seen Chiba sensei's Technical Guidelines video but I think everyone still uses that and his syllabus hasn't really changed so it's probably still the correct video. I think there are also other descriptions on the 8 suburi.

Another note, it says on the website that the purpose of the suburi is to demonstrate the 8 variations of shihonage. It's not just that. It applies to a lot of Chiba sensei's teachings. For example the first suburi could be applied to techniques that start with ushiro tenkan and the seventh to those with irimi soku. The eight is for most things that use irimi-tenkan movements, etc

ohawkins
12-28-2008, 04:43 PM
Thank you James for your response

sakumeikan
03-16-2010, 10:09 AM
Hello All,
I need clarity on Chiba Sensei's bokken kata. I came across and link (http://kihon.aikido.org.hu/kata/chiba_8k.html) describing the kata which coincides with kata on his video titled "Aikido Technical Guidelines" Has this kata changed?, if so where can I get the updated info or video footage.

Thanks,

Orpheus
The movements you describe are the 8 movements devised by Chiba Sensei which utilise in the footwork virtually all the possible tai sabaki used in Aikido.This foot work contains irimi/tenkan /dirrection changing etc.If you care to drop me an private message I can assist you here.

ninjaqutie
03-16-2010, 11:06 AM
I have to agree with the others. Sounds like 8 count to me as well.

Janet Rosen
03-16-2010, 02:56 PM
Julian Frost who wrote up the reference in the link was a longtime student at the time he wrote that up - I remember printing it out and using it as an at home study guide in 1997.

edshockley
03-25-2010, 04:25 AM
I use the 8 count suburi as a warm up in weapons class and as an experiment/exercise in open dojo (no instructor mat time) explore how many different techniques I can recreate using one of the footworks. I find that the practice improves my posture.