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Old 05-09-2007, 07:25 AM   #1
John Ruhl
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Location: Cleveland, OH
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Names of cuts and blocks?

To help myself learn bokken kata, I'm trying to write down the sequence of movements made by the two partners. It would be much easier if I had names for the various cuts and blocks! I've found the names of the "ready positions" (gamae), but don't know names for strikes other than shomen and yokomen (eg strike to waist, or wrists, etc), or blocks.

I'm laid up for a few weeks with an injury, so can't go quiz my sensei or sempai.

Can anyone point me to a list of these, or help by writing a few down here?

thanks,

John Ruhl
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