Kihara 23

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Kihara version of the Ju Nana Hon Kata
The 23  Attack Forms
Notes By Gary E. Moore:

Atemi Waza (Striking or Thrusting Techniques)

  1. Shomenate – Entering block from inside Uke’s arm / Hand to face.
  2. Aigamae Ate – Entering block from outside Uke’s arm / Elbow and hand to face
  3. Gyaku-Gamae-Ate – Outside block / Enter with arm/hand over Uke’s arm to forehead
  4. Gedan-Ate – Outside block / Enter arm under Uke’s arm across body / Body throw / Throw down the line of Uke’s feet or over leg
  5. Ushiro-Ate – Move to the side contacting arm with both hands / bring around and release / move behind / throw without grabbing / move to the side

 Hiji Waza (Elbow Techniques)

  1. Oshi-Taoshi – Outside elbow block / Circle behind Uke / Move Uke’s wrist toward ear / Move behind Uke’s elbow / Roll the elbow down, around, and out / Pin Uke’s shoulder with foot / Lock arm forward and down
  2. Ude-Gaeshi – Failed Oshi-Taoshi / Outside elbow block / Circle behind Uke / Move Uke’s wrist toward ear / Follow Uke’s push behind arm making Uke step / Turn hips toward Uke to the rear allowing Uke’s hand to rise above Uke’s head / Figure four and step forward pushing hands to front center / Follow Uke’s fall and complete with locking arm curl
  3. Hiki-Taoshi – Outside elbow block / Circle behind Uke / Hand exchange turning Uke around / Eye threat / With Uke’s pinky up apply pressure to Uke’s elbow / Walk away from Uke backwards allowing Uke to fall
  4. Ude-Hineri – Failed Hiki-Taoshi / Circle behind Uke / Hand exchange turning Uke around / Eye threat / Move Uke’s hand into off-balance / Catch Uke’s hand to back of belt / Figure Four / Open towards Uke creating step / Drop and allow Uke to fall
  5. Jujitsu-Waki-Gatame – Outside block matching elbow to Uke’s elbow / Follow direction of attack applying pressure to elbow until Uke kneels / Wrist lock while moving a half step away
  6. Waki-Gatame – Inside butterfly block leading Uke forward / Turn back toward Uke palm out / Circle behind Uke / Hand exchange high in center / Feed wrist with pinky up into crook of opposite elbow holding wrist by pulling forearm with palm to face / Uke’s elbow should be centered across chest / Other elbow crosses over bicep with palm out / Spread chest pushing against Uke’s elbow while moving a half step away

 Tekubi Waza (Wrist Techniques)

  1. Kote-Hineri – Outside wrist block with same side hand / Circle behind Uke feeding fingers into opposite hand / Move Uke’s hand toward ear / Move behind Uke’s elbow / Roll the elbow down, around, and out / Pin Uke’s shoulder with foot / Move arm forward feeding fingers tips into thigh / Apply pressure by squeezing knees together
  2. Kote-Gaeshi – Failed Kote-Hineri / Outside wrist block with same side hand / Circle behind Uke feeding fingers into opposite hand / Move Uke’s hand toward ear / Follow Uke’s push in front of hand making Uke step / Hand exchange with thumbs to the back of Uke’s hand / Turn away from Uke and move forward with arms straight and centered making Uke step and fall
  3. Tenkai-Kote-Hineri - Outside wrist block / Circle behind Uke / Hand exchange while moving out and then back in to Uke / Follow motion under Uke’s arm lifting hand with thumb to the sky / Bring Uke’s arm down with thumb pointing away from you / Move around Uke’s arm to the front allowing Uke to fall to a knee / move a half step away
  4. Shio-Nage – Right hand inside butterfly block leading Uke forward / Turn back toward Uke palm out / Continue turning back in tight circle raising hand and entering under Uke’s arm until you are facing the opposite direction from Uke / Push your hand up and away from Uke / Step forward pushing hands to front center / Follow Uke’s fall and complete with locking arm curl
  5. Tenkai-Kote-Gaeshi – Shio-Nage with distance / Left hand inside butterfly block leading Uke forward / Hand exchange while turning back toward Uke palm out / Continue turning back in tight circle raising hand and entering under Uke’s arm until you are facing the opposite direction from Uke / Distance creates a Kote-Gaeshi type wrist lock. / Push your hand up and away from Uke / Step forward pushing hands to front center / If Uke does not fall immediately, turn hand over palm toward Uke’s face turning Uke and move to Uke’s rear / Complete throw with Ushiro-Ate

 Uke Waza (Floating Techniques)

  1. Kote-Taoshi - Inside butterfly block leading Uke forward / Turn back toward Uke palm out / Circle behind Uke / Put pinky of hand closest to Uke in Uke’s elbow crook and curl hand to center palm up until Uke kneels
  2. Mae-Otoshi - Inside butterfly block leading Uke forward / Turn back toward Uke palm out / Circle behind Uke / Push arm closest to Uke under Uke’s elbow with palm out raising Uke / On Uke’s drop, turn hand under with palm toward Uke until forearm is against Uke’s side / Step and push Uke through body down toward Uke’s little toes
  3. Sumi-Otoshi – Failed Mae-Otoshi / Inside butterfly block leading Uke forward / Turn back toward Uke palm out / Circle behind Uke / Hand exchange raising newly free hand to Shomen-Ate position / Continue moving forward and around pushing Uke off of little toes
  4. Sumi-Taoshi – Sumi-Otoshi / Uke blocks Shomen-Ate pushing hand through / Follow Uke’s push until hand rest with pinky in Uke’s elbow crook / Circle away from Uke curling hand to center palm up until Uke falls
  5. Sumi-Garuma – Sumi-Taoshi / Uke curls arm when your hand touches Uke’s elbow crook / Open and face Uke rolling Uke’s elbow between you / Continue moving elbow beyond while moving behind Uke / Complete throw with Ushiro-Ate
  6. Sumi-Tai-Garuma – Sumi-Otoshi / Uke blocks Shomen-Ate and attempts Waki-Gatame / Step through following Waki-Gatame motion / Circle forward and regain center with arm / Control Uke’s arm after the fall
  7. Hiki-Otoshi-Garuma - Inside butterfly block leading Uke forward / Turn back toward Uke palm out / Circle behind Uke / Move out in front of Uke with a hand exchange / Free hand goes to Uke’s elbow / Turn away from Uke and move forward making Uke step and fall

Points of Interest:

Wrong Arm Block?  Change Hands
Wrong Foot Attack?  Move behind to off-balance
Practice 180 degrees, but not required for off balance.

Every throw has:

Kazushi – Off Balance (Magic)
Tsukuri – Entry into throw
Kake – Throw, Finish, Execution of technique


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