Bokken 2 11-13

Yoshigasaki Sensei


Bokken 2 - Kumitachi

Techniques from number 11 to 13
Clarification of 13
Sequence of steps at the end

11 Nage pushes Uke away with tsuki.
12 is a lateral cut, yokomenuchi. Uke would be able to counter with shomenuchi. But if the distance is too great, this is not possible.
13 Therefore, Nage gets out of the line to the left with his left foot forward and cuts horizontally from the side.
In the turning, Nage cuts upwards to cut the Ki of Uke. If Uke withdraws in the end, Nage acts accordingly. In this way, both make peace.
If Uke hits shomenuchi again at the end, Nage answers with a better shomenuchi. When Uke stops attacking, Nage uses the situation to make peace.
Nage should not use the Bokken as a spacer when turning at 13. That is no good. The movement must be continued with an upward cut. The stop only takes place when Nage holds the bokken in jodan over his head.
From this position, Nage can quickly answer with Shomenuchi to a possible attack. However, if Uke no longer attacks, Nage takes a step backwards and ends up in chudan.
Movement 13 is not counted out loud. Yoshigasaki Sensei used here the term osame (納め おさめ), which means "finale, last act".

Bokken 2 - Kumitachi

Complete Tsuzukiwaza
In the first pass Nage counts from 1 to 12, in the second round there is no counting.