Bujinkan Training Class Notes June 23, 2018

Ten ryaku no maki to work on the foundation as always- kihon happo, ukemi, san shin no kata.

Drawing from the chi ryaku no maki section we explored the waza oni kudaki. In this technique you take a hold of your training partner’s arm, locking out the shoulder, forcing them to fall to the ground.

The first part we played with- the application of the lock explored what happens before it is applied- how do we get a hold of the arm, as naturally one’s training partner is just not going to let you take their arm and crank on a lock.

We explored using the fist shuto to stop our training partner’s footwork- pausing the ability to move for a moment so the arm can then be captured.

Next some footwork drills were added looking at ways to unbalance our partner so they spend time trying not to fall over vs. resisting your application of oni kudaki.

What about using oni kudaki as both a lock and a way to shut down the movement of our training partner. Take the arm, capture it, taking their ability (footwork) to move, and then apply seoi nage, osoto nage, etc. to flow right after this.

Naturally caution in training is important as when one is thrown with oni kudaki there is no way to effectively take ukemi so we want to be careful.

From the jin ryaku no maki section we explored jigoku otoshi with a twist. Normally this kata is done using your knee to bar and put weight on the arm, what about using the upper shoulder instead? How would the principal stay the same if one was not able to use the legs?

Of Note: Banpen Fugyo “10,000 changes no surprises”. By always expecting to be surprised, nothing becomes a surprise. How does this adaptation philosophy apply to our taijutsu movement.