Gallery − Latvia, July and August 2010 − Page 2
Basic Chīshi Drills
August 2nd — The morning session began with Yobiundō and continued with Chīshi. Each student began their training using only one Chīshi. In larger groups there are sometimes not enough Chīshi for each student. In those cases, a small hammer is used to learn the proper form and grip required for the basic chīshi drills.
Kotei Kitae — Arm Conditioning Drills
The training continued with Kote Kitae (Forearm Conditioning). First, Onaga Kaichō and Arakaki Sensei demonstrated Kotei Kitae using Chūdan Soto Barai. Next, Onaga Kaichō demonstrated more concepts with Jean-marie Perrier.
As students develop a better uke (block), it is not enough to hit each other's arms just for the sake of conditioning. Therefore, an uke does not exist without tenshin (movement). And as we develop more tenshin, each basic uke with closed fists evolves into more advanced techniques with open hands.
Kami wo Tsuki Yaburu — Paper Cutting Drills
During the afternoon Onaga Kaichō and Arakaki Sensei explained "Kami wo Tsuki Yaburu (Paper Cutting)", which is another unique aspect of the Shinjinbukan School. After learning the basic techniques with one target, we continued training with multiple targets.
As the rest of us continued working on these "fast snap tsuki" techniques, we learned to recognize the peculiar sound of the fist cutting the paper and the sharper and straighter quality of the cut itself.
Basic Concepts of Sankaku Tenshin (Triangular Motion)
The training continued with Sankaku Tenshin (Triangular Motion).
High Keri using Kakato
In the pictures below, the rest of us practice these Keri techniques.
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