Halifax Kendo Club

Bokuto Ni Yoru Kendo Kihon Waza Keiko Ho


Motodachi                                                                                                  Kakari-Te

 

Ippon Uchi no Waza

a) Open Men by moving the kensen to the                       a) Step forward and strike shomen.

right.

b) Wait for kakari-te's zanshin.                                            b) Take a small step back and point toward the

mototachi's throat.

c) Move the kensen back to ai-chudan.                             c) Step back into ai-chudan at issoku itto no

maai for the next strike.

d) Open kote by moving the kensen to the left.              d) Step forward and strike kote.

e) Wait for kakari-te's zanshin.                                            e) Take a small step back and point toward the

mototachi's throat.

f) Move the kensen back to ai-chudan.                              f) Step back into ai-chudan at issoku itto no

maai for the next strike.

g) Open do by raising the bokuto overhead at                 g) Step forward and strike migi do.

45 degrees.

h) Wait for kakari-te's zanshin.                                            h) Take a small step back and point toward the

mototachi's throat.

i) Move the kensen down to ai-chudan.                             i) Step back into ai-chudan at issoku itto no

maai for the next strike.

j) Open tsuki by moving the kensen slightly                    j) Step forward and thrust tsuki.

to the right. Step backward one step when

kakari-te thrusts.

k) Wait for kakari-te's zanshin.                                            k) Take a small step back and point toward the

mototachi's throat.

l) Return to chudan and step forward.                                l) Step back to ai-chudan at yokote kosa.

2. Ni/San Dan no Waza

a) Open Kote by moving the kensen to the left.              a) Step forward and strike Kote.

b) Step back and move your kensen to the right             b) Step forward and strike Men.

opening Men. Move the kensen underneath the

kakari-te's bokuto.

c) Wait for kakari-te's zanshin.                                             c) Take a small step back and point toward the

mototachi's throat.

d) Return to ai-chudan.                                                           d) Step back into ai-chudan at yokote kosa.

e) Step forward while in ai-chudan.                                                    e) Step back while in ai-chudan.

3. Harai Waza

a) From issoku itto no maai the kakari-te breaks            a) From issoku itto no maai and using the

your kamae by using harai waza.                                         omote shinogi break the mototachi's kamae by

                                                                                                                       hitting / pushing11 his kensen to your left.

b) The kakari-te continues forward and strikes               b) After breaking kamae12 strike the

shomen.                                                                                       mototachi's shomen.

c) Wait for kakari-te's zanshin.                                            c) Take a small step back and point toward the

mototachi's throat.

d) Return to ai-chudan.                                                           d) Step back into ai-chudan at yokote kosa.


4. Hiki Waza

a) At Issoku itto no maai receive the kakari-te's             a) Step forward and strike shomen.

men strike with the omote shinogi of the bokuto.          

b) Step forward and enter tsuazeriai with the                   b) Your strike having been received, step

kakari-te.                                                                                                forward and into tsubazeriai with the mototachi.

c) The kakari-te presses your hands down as if               c) Press the hands of the mototachi downward.

to create a shomen suki.

d) Press your hands upward in response to the                d) As the mototachi begins to bring his bokuto

kakari-te.                                                                                                     up bring your bokuto up overhead, step back

and strike migi do.

e) Wait for kakari-te's zanshin.                                            e) Take a small step back and point toward the

mototachi's throat.

f) Step back and assume ai-chudan.                                                    f) Step back into chudan.

5. Nuki Waza

a) From issoku itto no maai step forward and                  a) Dodge the mototachi's strike by taking a strike shomen.                                                                                            Step to the forward, diagonal right while

simultaneously striking migi do.

b) While turning slightly to the left to align                      b) The mototachi turns to align himself with

yourself with the kakari-te, take a step back and            you. As he does, take a step back along your

assume chudan.                                                                         current off-center angle, and assume chudan.

c) While in ai-chudan take a circular step to the             c) While in ai-chudan take a circular step to left back to the starting positions.                                               the left back to the starting positions.

6. Suriage Waza

a) From issoku itto no maai step forward and                  a) As the mototachi strikes, step back and

strike kote.                                                                                              perform suriage waza with the ura shinogi.

Then immediately step forward and strike men.

b) Step back and assume ai-chudan.                                                    b) Step back and assume ai-chudan.

7. Debana Waza

a) From issoku itto no maai begin the motion of            a) At the moment the mototachi begins to

a “small” strike: Take a half step forward                         move, step forward and strike “small” kote.

with the right foot and press the kensen slightly

forward / upward from chudan (as if to initiate a

strike).

b) Wait for kakari-te's zanshin.                                            b) Take a small step back and point toward the

mototachi's throat.

b) Take a half step back and return to chudan

kamae.


8. Kaeshi Waza

a) From issoku itto no maai strike shomen.                      a) Receive(block) the mototachi's strike with

the omote shinogi of the bokuto. Immediately

upon receiving the strike step to the forward,

diagonal right and strike migi do.

b) While turning slightly to the left to align                      b) The mototachi turns to align himself with

yourself with the kakari-te, take a step back and            you. As he does, take a step back along your

assume chudan.                                                                         current off-center angle, and assume chudan.

c) While in ai-chudan take a circular step to the                             c) While in ai-chudan take a circular step to

left back to the starting positions.                                        the left back to the starting positions.

9. Uchiotoshi Waza

a) From issoku itto no maai strike migi do.                                     a) As the mototachi strikes, step to the diagonal back left and, using the omote shinogiand in a large overhead swing, redirect the incoming strike downward. Then immediately step forward and strike men.

b) While turning slightly to the left to align                      b) The mototachi turns to align himself with

yourself with the kakari-te, take a step back and            you. As he does, take a step back along your

assume chudan.                                                                         current off-center angle, and assume chudan.

c) While in ai-chudan take a circular step to the             c) While in ai-chudan take a circular step to left back to the starting positions.                                               the left back to the starting positions.