10. Kuda

Hozoinryu Takadaha Sojutsu Training Kata Omote Kuda

In the tenth form of the omote set the kamayari first pushes the suyari upwards with his left sickle before beating it down with his right sickle.

Both spears begin in gedan, advance three steps and stop.

Then both raise theis spears into a high jōdan, the right sickle of the kamayari lying under the suyari. Now both open their spears to the their left side turning them 90 degrees counter-clockwise lengthwise before bringing them back into the center turning them another 90 degrees counter-clockwise. The right sickle now is pointing left while the left sickle is lying unter the suyari. During this movement the spear tips don't alter their heigt.

Now the suyari thrusts forward applying pressure onto the ura-sickle of the kamayari. He is aiming at the maemen of the kamayari. The kamayari just endures the pressure until the suyari is fully extended (this is the moment the suyari is weakest)) before pushing the suyari upward firmly whith the sickle while stepping forward with the right foot. His right hand is moving to his navel his spear tip is sliding to the suyari's tip during this action. In full extension the sickle has turned back 90 degrees wich lets the suyari drop down just a little. Enough to knock it down with a kind of big hikiotoshi while making another step forward as the suyari retreats one more step. The drawing back of the kamayari turns it back another 90 degrees thus enabling it to perform hikiotoshi on the fly during this action.

Without much delay the kamayari pursues two steps then while the suyari retreats two steps. During this both bring their spears into yarigamae, the right sickle of the kamayari being on top of the suyari.

Both disengage then and return to their starting positions.

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