Class always focuses on the kihon happo- the basic movements of our Bujinkan training.
Exploring these fundamentals in class, we added some additional movement- shifting and changing direction using kamae.
Walking forward for a bit, relaxed, in shizen tai, turning around behind and performing ichimonji, hicho, and jumonji.
Making sure in the transition of facing forward, and turning around that one does not break balance- kazushi.
It's easy to lead with the head, turning the head first as you turn around, which bends the spine, pulls on the back, and shifts the weight to one leg.
Difficult to perform waza from this position.
Being mindful of walking in correct balance, and turning in correct balance, so the kihon happo kosshi sanpo can be done in balance.