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So, last night we did alot of wepon work. We worked on jo kata 31 , jo kat, boken kat and another one I was tought hte worng thing of so I forgot what it was called.
I lurned also that sometimes when I am not thinking I am better then when I am.
We also worked on some iramanaga in slow mation , working on moving our watie froward.
I like it when we go down to the basics helps me understand what my body is really doing.
I even got conplamented on doing it relly well.
Time and Events Requirements
• Minimum 4 months and 40 hours of training after earning 6th Kyu.
Ki Tests and Exercises
• Hanmi No Kamae - "Half-body stance"
• Banzai no Kamae - Stance with feet shoulder-width and both arms raised ( Krati Kid)
• Zengo Undo - Raising and lowering arms as if cutting with a sword, with 180 degree pivoting motion
• Happo Undo - Raising and lowering arms with movement as if cutting in eight directions
• Tekubikosa Undo - "Crossing the wrists exercise;" high and low variations required
• Kamae with Bokken - Demonstration of five basic sword stances
• Bokken and Jo Suburi - Demonstration of basic strikes with sword and staff
• Shomenuchi Kotegaeshi - Downward strike to the head/ "Wrist turning" throw and pin
• Shomenuchi Ikkyo - Downward strike to the head/ "First teaching" and pin
• Katatetori Sankyo - Same side wrist grab/ "Third teaching;" both nage waza (throwing) and katame waza (pinning) variations required
• Yokomenuchi Sokumen Iriminage - Strike to the side of the head/ "Side of the face, Entering throw" (technique performed in the manner of Sayu Undo)
• Munetsuki Kotegaeshi - Thrusting strike to the chest / "Wrist turning" throw and pin
• Katatetori Kaitenage - Same side wrist grab/ "Rotary throw". Tenkan variation required