Saijutsu: Traditional Okinawan Weapon Art

By Katsumi Murakami

Curiosity within the classical weaponry martial arts is becoming tremendously through the international, aided partly through the new events to incorporate karate and kobujutsu within the Olympics. In Saijistu, popular martial artist Katsumi Muakami bargains the basics of kobujutsu in transparent, concise language, augmented with approximately three hundred instructive black-and-white images. Readers will examine:

* The heritage of the artwork and its courting to karate

* the root varieties for uncomplicated weapon dealing with in step by step aspect

* the explicit kata from the fundamental types to the classical katas

* attention-grabbing tales in regards to the nice guns masters of Murakami's lineage: Bushi Tawada and Bushi Matsumara

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Forty five Step forward with the left leg. Downward block utilizing either sai. forty six Step forward with front leg and drag the again leg. Double-sai top strike. forty seven stream the appropriate leg forward into shiko-dachi (sumo posture). With the top of definitely the right sai thrust to front (east). forty eight within the similar place, thrust to the again (west) with a correct opposite sai. forty nine From an identical place, thrust to front (east) with a left opposite sai. 50 flip to the left towards the west. Left sai top strike. fifty one breakthrough with the appropriate leg. Double-sai downward block. fifty two Step forward with front leg and drag the again leg. Double-sai higher strike. fifty three Step with the suitable leg into shiko-dachi. Thrust to the again (west) with the end of the left sai. fifty four From an identical place, thrust to front (east) with a left opposite sai. fifty five From an analogous place, thrust to the again (west) with the purpose of the left sai. fifty six flip to the left, stepping with the best leg towards, the west, into shiko-dachi. Thrust towards the again (west) with the purpose of the proper sai. fifty seven From a similar place, thrust towards front (east) with the purpose of the left sai. fifty eight From a similar place, correct sai higher strike towards the again (west). fifty nine From an analogous place, left opposite sai thrust towards the again (west). 60 From an identical place, thrust towards front (east) with the purpose of the left sai. sixty one From a similar place, left opposite sai thrust towards the again (west). sixty two From an analogous place, left sai higher strike towards front (east). sixty three From a similar place, correct opposite sai heart thrust towards front (east). sixty four movement definitely the right leg into line with the left leg. go back to the prepared place (yoi). sixty five Bow. This kata is assumed to be dependent upon suggestions preferred and handed down via Bushi Tawada, a recognized Kobudo grasp who lived through the time of Itosu Anko. to distinguish it from the longer Tawada no Sai handed down within the Taira Shinken lineage, this model is termed Tawada no Sai Ichi on the author’s dojo. 1 Bow. 2 imagine a prepared place. three Step again with the fitting leg. correct opposite sai downward block. Left opposite sai higher thrust. four Step forward with the appropriate leg right into a cat stance. Left opposite sai inside of center block. five Shift to the left. flip the left sai over and practice, an top strike. 6 flip the left sai over and convey it again to the waist. 7 Left opposite sai upper-level thrust. eight Slide the suitable leg ahead right into a cat stance. flip over the best sai and practice a correct upper-level strike. nine flip the precise sai again over and go back, it to the waist. 10 correct opposite sai upper-level thrust. eleven Slide the left leg ahead right into a cat stance. Left opposite sai upper-level block. 12 Slide definitely the right leg towards front (east) right into a cat stance. correct opposite sai inside-middle block. thirteen Shift definitely the right leg to the south. flip the appropriate sai over and practice a correct upper-level strike. 14 flip the precise sai again over and go back it to the waist. 15 correct opposite sai upper-level thrust. sixteen Slide the left leg ahead right into a cat stance.

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