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Kime no Kata

Also known as shinken shobu no kata, or kata of combat, it is designed to teach the fundamentals of attack and defence and it includes strikes at vital areas.

The first section is idori (kneeling), and is further divided into toshu (unarmed) and buki (armed). In this first section, only a dagger or knife is used as a weapon. The second section is tachiai (standing), and is also split between toshu and buki techniques. In the standing buki techniques, a dagger and sword are both used.

Kime no kata

Idori

Toshu

Ryote dori
Tsukkake
Suri age
Yoko uchi
Ushiro dori

Buki

Tsukkomi
Kirikomi
Yoko tsuki

Tachiai

Toshu

Ryote dori
Sode tori
Tsukkake
Tsuki age
Suri age
Yoko uchi
Ke age
Ushiro dori<

Buki

Tsukkomi
kirikomi
nuki kake
kiri oroshi

The Kodokan produces DVDs which to help learn this kata. Unfortunately, they are difficult to find in the UK at the moment. This excerpt shows the initial demonstration of the kata. The DVD then teaches each technique in detail.