2. Ichijitsu

Hozoinryu Takadaha Sojutsu Training Kata Omote Ichijitsu

In the second form of the omote set the kamayari blocks a thrust towards his left ear to his left, then circles the suyari counter-clockwise before beating it to the ground.

The suyari starts from gedan, the kamayari from jōdan.

On the third step forward the suyari thrusts towards the uramen of the kamayari. The kamayari blocks this thrust with the shaft of his spear by moving it to the left keeping the height of the tip the same as in jōdan.

Now the kamayari describes a counter-clockwise circle. Both spears keep their binding as the suyari answers the pressure applied by the kamayari correspondingly.

At the end of the circle when the kamayari is in a vertical position again the kamayari applies a big hikiotoshi which knocks the suyari to the ground.

Now the suyari retreats two steps while bringing his spear into a horizontal. The kamayari pursues two steps until both meet in yarigamae, the right sickle of the kamayari lying on top of the suyari.

Finally both disengage and return to their starting positions.

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