Bujinkan Striking Drills

Some striking drills from a recent class- focusing on ken tai ichi jo- moving the body and the weapon (the fist) in unison, coordinated, and at the same time to generate striking power.

First drill is punching through a striking target.

Begin in kamae with the correct distance, strike through with kamae, and end in kamae, having moved through the target.

Right and lefts.

Second drill is now walking up to the target in shizen, and when at the correct distance, striking through the target.

Right and lefts.

Add two targets- one after the other, so you have to strike one after the other.

Followed by adding ukemi before and after the target, coordinating coming back up from ukemi in correct kamae with correct distance and timing, in balance to strike through the target.