2. Ichijitsu

Training Hozoinryu Takadaha Sojutsu Kata Ura Ichijitsu

In the second form of the ura set the kamayari blocks a thrust to his uramen to his left, then circles the suyari around counter-clockwise before bringing it to the ground with hikiotoshi. The next thrust to his uradō which is delivered then immediately he beats upwards before hooking his right sickle just in front of the suyari's left hand.

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 stay in 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.

Immediately the suyari now thrusts to the uradō of the kamayari. The kamayari responds by a strike with the shaft of his spear blowing the suyari upwards and to the right (as seen from the kamayari) before hooking his right sickle on his opponent's spear shaft immediatly in front of the suyari's left hand while stepping forward with okuriashi.

Now both disengage and return to their starting positions.

1. In a real fight the sickle would be hooked behind the suyari's left hand which then would be severed from the arm by drawing the kamayari back, or it would be aimed directly at the opponent's wrist. Not doable in the kata though.

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