14. Tōme

14. Tōme

Hozoinryu Takadaha Sojutsu Training Kata Ura Tōme

In the fourteenth form of the ura set the suyari tries to blow the kamayari that is thrusting to his maemen to the right. The kamayari evades and offers his uradō as a new target. When the suyari tries to place a thrust there the kamayari beats it down.

Both start in gedan.

On the third step the kamayari thrusts to the suyari's maemen. The suyari tries to beat the kamayari away describing a large clockwise arc with the tip of his spear while moving his right foot forward and to the right side. But this attempt fails because the kamayari evades backwards to his right with okuriashi describing a counter-clockwise arc with his spear.

The kamayari now makes another step backwards with his left foot passinng his right foot in front lifting his spear into a vertical position to offer the suyari his uradō as a new target.

Seeing this pretended weakness the suyari now thrusts to the kamayari's uradō but the kamayari makes another step backwards bringing his spear down on the suyari battering it to the ground (uchiotoshi).

The kamayari now displays zanshin before returning onto the center line, the tip of his spear pointing at the suyari all the time. The suyari retreats al little with tsugiashi while bringing his spear in yarigamae unter the right sickle of the kamayari.

Both now disengage and return to their starting positions.

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