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Old 09-11-2010, 03:40 PM   #8
Dojo: Yoseikan Budo
Location: Florida
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 96
Re: Hidden in plain sight page 115

Tomiki Ryu and Yoseikan both have pre-war roots and strong ties to judo, so maybe I can help?

Those images resemble a part of a Yoseikan kata called Ken Tai Ichi no Kata (Form of Sword and Body as One). This is a kata we practice here in the states and which may possibly be practiced elsewhere. If I remember correctly this kata has three phases broken down into five techniques per phase. The phases are sword on sword, sword verses empty hand and finally, empty hand against empty hand. The first part of the second phase (which resembles those pics) is hiji kudaki (elbow smashing). I'm a just a student, but I believe the kata illustrates a transition from bujutsu to jujutsu to aikido. Hope this helps.

Last edited by Stormcrow34 : 09-11-2010 at 03:48 PM.
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