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Old 12-18-2015, 06:37 PM   #8
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Re: Origins of Yoshinkan bokken/jo techniques?

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Paul Sanderson-Cimino wrote: View Post
(1) Meeting a downward cut with a raised bokken, the back of the blade supported by one hand, then pivoting at the moment of contact into a thrust/press to uke's neck.
This is highly likely the ancestor kata.

So the Yoshokai's "cutting through" kata that you list as (4) is probably derived from this.
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